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Liz Konstantinov



A lover of art and art history for most of her life, Liz began producing her own works relatively recently (summer, 1999) when her husband came home one day with the gift of an easel and materials for painting. She began working in oils and enjoyed it so much that she decided to formalize her training by pursuing an art degree, educating herself on theory and technique, and practicing what she learned. She enjoys working in pastels, oils, watercolors, and photography. Themes found in her work include the simple beauty found in the everyday world, exotic places which become familiar, architecture in art, the convergence of aesthetics and science, and the expression of the soul and memory in art.

Liz has been influenced by the classical masters of painting, the impressionists, the cubists, the abstract expressionists, and such modern artists as Georgia O'Keeffe, Natalia Gontcharova, Elizabeth Murray, Judy Chicago, Frida Kahlo, Richard Diebenkorn and David Hockney. She resonates to the books of Leonard Shlain, especially Art and Physics, and has acquired a fascination for the study of fractals and the ideas of the chaologists. She also enjoys delving into the world of the mind-body connection and the life of the spirit. The sense of place is also a main idea in her works.

Born and raised in California, and having traveled extensively, Liz now makes her home in Omaha, Nebraska. She is grateful for the love and support of her husband, Andre, her sister, Dec Larréy, her friends, Hideko Kato and Kim White, her mentor and friend, Mary Day, and the critics on whom she can count for the most honesty, her daughters, Juliane, Amelia, Madeleine and Maya.

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Liz's Four Goddesses

Art Education

  • A.A. in Fine Art from Metropolitan Community (MCC) College in Omaha, NE
  • an extensive library of art books with emphasis on the Masters, fractals, chaologists, feminism, color, and new age
  • self-taught in Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, HTML
  • schooled at MCC in Painter, Freehand, Illustrator, ImageReady, Director, 3D Studio Max, 4-D animation and photography
  • fortunate to have been guided by Veronica Rief, Mary Day, Becky Hermann, Jeff Spencer, Dan Newberry, Gary Day, Mike Giron and Sue Knight


Promotional materials and website design for Passionfish, LLC, Chicago

Graphic Design and seminars for Hamilton College, Omaha

Semi-annual Open Houses at the Hot Shops Art Center, Omaha, Nebraska, since 2004

Conference invitation design for the City of Phoenix, September, 2004

Permanent exhibit of Gold Series, Hiroshima, Japan

Hallway Show, 204th Street Gallery, in association with Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, Nebraska, 2004

Photo Club Show, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, in association with Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, Nebraska April 2-4, 2004


Larissa’s Lily published in The Metropolitan, a literary and art journal of Metropolitan Community College, Fall, 2004

Avant-Yarde Sale, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE, April 2004


A.A. in Fine Art, Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE 2004
B.A. in Modern Foreign Languages, Gannon University, Erie, PA, 1982
Certificat in French Studies, Sorbonne University, Paris, France, 1985
Diploma in Hispanic Studies, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain, 1980

Write to Liz
Graduation Day, 2004


  • B.A. in Modern Foreign Languages, Gannon University, Erie, PA
  • "Certificat" in French Studies, Sorbonne, Paris
  • "Diploma" in Spanish Studies, Complutense, Madrid

And the day came when the pain of remaining tight in a bud was greater than the risk it took to open.

Anaïs Nin

Artist's Statement


I choose the theme of places to convey my sense of culture. I have lived in many places around the world and always benefitted from the experience of learning new ways of doing, living, and thinking.

Wonderful times were had in places from Guadeloupe to Moscow, California to Budapest, Havana to Paris. My work is a celebration of the diversity and recognition of the commonalities in the world that we all share.

Places inspire my art.
May my art inspire you.


English – native
Spanish – fluent
French – fluent
Russian – proficient
Italian – proficient
German - academic
Classical Latin
Classical Greek


1999-Present Freelance Artist/Graphic Designer
1999-2001 Masterpiece Art Instructor, local elementary schools, Omaha Nebraska
1989-1997 English Instructor, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska
1993, Assistant Professor, English, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
1982-1984, Linguist, National Security Agency, Washington, D.C.
1984-1989 Director, Kairos Foundation Summer Studies Program, El Escorial, Spain and freelance English and Spanish Instructor in Spain, France


Jan Larrey, Erie, PA
Martin Larrey, Omaha, NE 
Cheryl Sitzler, Milwaukee, WI
Boris and Larissa Konstantinov, Moscow, Russia
Nina Demidova, Moscow, Russia
Keiko and Masazo Koniishi, Hiroshima, Japan
Massimo, Rome, Italy

and others

Graphic Design