Liz Toonkel (born Chappaqua, NY) is a Los Angeles based artist working in performance, theater and film. Her practice deals with ideas of absence and presence as they relate to the representation and existence of the female/feminine. She recently performed and displayed her artwork at Honor Fraser Gallery, LAX Festival, Perform Chinatown and the 2016 Queer Biennial in Los Angeles. Her films have played at various film festivals including Indie Memphis and the Portland Women’s Film Festival as well as galleries all over the world. She has been a resident at Automata, PAM, The Marble House Project and the Transart Institute in Berlin. Liz earned her BFA at New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts in Film & Television Production with a minor in Gender & Sexuality and holds a dual MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in Art & Technology and Scenic Design.

Liz is a Production Designer and Stylist for film, television and print. She is a magician member of the Academy of Magical Arts and is currently crafting a one woman magic show.