Liz Maruska
Selected Works
Artist Statement


  • 2009 Gallery at Linnaea's, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • 2008 - present Represented by Big Sur Gallery Carmel, CA
  • 2007 Karpeles Museum, Santa Barbara CA
  • 2006 Frame Works Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • 2005 Johnson Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • 2003 Johnson Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • 2002 The Tribune, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • 2002-2007 SLO Dreams, Art Murals I, II and III by Liz Maruska, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • 1998 Paintings by Liz Maruska, Johnson Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA; San Francisco Design Center, San Francisco, CA
  • 1997 Smith College, Northampton, MA Daily Muse Gallery, Morro Bay, CA; Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • 1995 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
  • 1993 Stanford University, Stanford, CA


  • 2006 Kiana Malekzadeh Gallery, New York, NY; Visions Gallery, Morro Bay, CA
  • 2005 Ceres Gallery, New York, NY; Santa Barbara Cultural Art Center, Santa Barbara, CA
  • 2004 Johnson Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA


  • Elliott and Flora Bloom, Brooklyn, New York
  • Vincent Russo Esq., Lido Beach, New York
  • Professor Victor Worsfield, Dallas Texas
  • Darla Barclay, Madison Wisconsin
  • Dr. and Mrs. Michael Sorell, Washington, Connecticut
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles O’Connor, Naples, Florida
  • John and Clara Steinhart, Atherton, California
  • Kate and Jeffery Stulberg, Esq., Cayucos, California
  • Jane and Steve Sinton, Esq., Shandon, California
  • Howard Becker, Esq., San Luis Obispo, California
  • City of San Luis Obispo, California
  • Duke Energy, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Page Murray, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
  • Ruthanne Stabler, Ponte Verde, Florida
  • Judge and Dr. Allen Minker, Los Osos, California


1974 – 1977

  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Rockefeller Family Fund
  • As the Executive Director Center for the Visual Environment, Washington, DC


  • Rebecca Juretic, "Fear No Color," Haven Magazine, The Tribune, San Luis Obispo, CA, Summer 2006 pp. 57-60, illus.
  • Lynette Evans "The Young and the Affluent," The San Francisco Examiner, February 11, 1998
  • "Adventures on the Right Side of the Brain," MIT Management, Fall 1994, back page
  • Editorial, Duke Energy Intent on Being Good Neighbor," The Sun Bulletin, March 31, 1999
  • Joan McCray, "On Display," San Luis Obispo County Telegram-Tribune, May 23-29, illus.
  • Alumnae Association of Smith College, Alumnae Gallery, "Maruska, Symphony in Color", Fall 1997, illus.
  • "Smooth Sailing," New Times, September 15, 2005, p44, illus.
  • "Arts Briefs," The Tribune, October 2, 2005, p. H2, illus.