Lizeth Nino is a magical realist artist, illustrator and animator. She was born in Texas and raised in the Mexican border town of Piedras Negras. Her work explores the liminal spaces between life and death, innocence and initiation, unity and longing.
In her world, houses grow roots, flowers burst forth from skulls and tears water lush gardens. Lizeth is inspired by the flora and fauna of the Pacific Northwest as well as the rich colors of the Mexican Folk Art tradition. After receiving her BA in art from Texas State University, she traveled widely and developed an intuitive visual language that recurs in her work. A nomad by nature, Lizeth’s current work centers on the meanings of home, exemplified in her "grow where you are planted" series. She lives in a tiny house in Portland, Oregon with her husband, daughter and cactus babies.