Eliza was born and raised in New York City. After attending Ohio University and receiving her BFA in Graphic Design, in 1996 a job opportunity took her to San Francisco where she began her career as a graphic designer and art director. While working in the publishing industry, she was yearning for a way to get back to her fine art roots and to create things by hand that had a more tactile, textural quality. In 2000 she enrolled in a series of monotype classes and workshops in San Francisco and began learning her craft. In 2002 she took an opportunity to take some time off and moved to Florence, Italy. There she participated in an intensive monotype workshop, further developing her skills and passion for printmaking. After returning to the United States, she got back into the design field, got married and had two children. It wasn’t until moving to Lawrence, KS in 2009 that her art making was able to become more of a focus. Now her work can be seen in galleries and in private and corporate collections around the country.
"My printmaking process is very fluid. I don’t usually know what I am going to create until I begin working. It is then that my conversation with the work begins. At times it is a brief, cordial exchange and at others a long, heated debate. It is this dynamic back-and-forth dialogue that propels my work. Each piece begins fast and furious but then undoubtedly heads into a more deliberate and delicate process as the piece approaches resolution.I believe each piece should offer the viewer an ever-changing experience that presents something new with each view. It is my hope that my work speaks to the viewer on a very personal level and that it connects with their deepest emotions, as it does for me. "
- Eliza Bullock