Liz Magic Laser was born in 1981 in New York City, where she lives and works. Her performances and videos intervene in semi-public spaces such as bank vestibules, movie theaters and newsrooms, and have involved collaborations with actors, dancers, surgeons, and motorcycle gang members. She is a graduate of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and Columbia University’s MFA program. In 2013 Laser had solo exhibitions at DiverseWorks in Houston, Texas, and at the Westfälische Kunstverein, Münster, Germany, for which she received the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halback Foundation Grant. She was The Armory Show 2013 Commissioned Artist, New York City. Liz Magic Laser is her real name from birth.