Liz Chappie Zoller is a contemporary artist whose art is a unique combination of working horses and graffiti, directly inspired by her rural Montana landscape. Emphasizing the strength and courage of traditional rural ranch and rodeo horses and the vibrant energy of urban graffiti artists, her art challenges our assumptions about diverse cultures and explores their overlapping edges. Her current “Native Runners” series is based on the Pacific Northwest sport of Indian Relay Racing, and features racehorses on backgrounds inspired by traditional historic Navajo weavings.
An award-winning artist, Liz was honored at the Trail of Painted Ponies National Competition “The Native Art of Horse Painting” when her entry, “Cheyenne Painted Rawhide," won the prestigious Southwest Magazine Best of Show and Award of Excellence. Career experience includes technical and medical illustration, freelance and commercial art. Liz taught Interior Design at MSU Gallatin College for just shy of ten years, and has coached 50+ artists over 6 years for the Montana Arts Council’s Montana Artrepreneur Program, a business development course for visual artists.
Her art education includes a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Art and Architecture, workshops with landscape artist Frank Serrano, Native American artist Kevin Red Star, landscape artist Greg Scheibel, wildlife artist Shannon Troxler, and an internship with Native American artist DG House.
Chappie Zoller is an Officier Académicienne at Mondial Art Academie in Aimargues, France, a member of the American Association of Equine Art, and an Associate member of Oil Painters of America (OPA) and American Women Artists (AWA). Her work is shown at Toucan Gallery in Billings MT, Tendoy Gallery in Dillon MT, and Siren Studios in Waco TX.