Liam Everett

Liam Everett

Artist Statement

For this project I would like to propose a multiple of thirty-five etchings with soap and spit bit aquatints. As a starting point these prints will be derived from the composition of a painting on panel that I finished in the spring of 2011. This painting served as the focus of a lengthy conversation with Steven. Steven had prepared a series of questions that were essentially formulated to offer me the chance to articulate how this particular painting was related to some of the primary concepts that I was attempting to develop at the time.

Each of the thirty-five prints will be manipulated and reworked in a similar way to my paintings (largely a process of addition and subtraction). Although the ink application and removal will vary with each print, the underlying etching will remain the same.


Liam Everett was born in New York, New York in 1973. Everett lives and works in San Francisco, California where he received his MFA from California College of the Arts (2012). Everett’s recent performances include Disappearance of Tal Ben-Yaccov, Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, New York (2010) and On The Wall, ArtBasel 09, Basel (2009), and solo exhibitions of his work have been presented at Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco (2012); Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, (2011); and White Columns, New York (2009). His works have also been included in “K,” CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco (2012); Closed for Installation, 303 Gallery, New York (2010); and The Projection Project, Canada Gallery, New York (2010).