LIZ ASCH Greenhill

IS AN ARTIST, writer, acupuncturist & creative embodiment instructor. 


Liz was born in North Carolina in 1976. She studied realism with oils at a young age and grew to fall in love with modern art. At Vassar College she created stop-motion 16 mm films, studied poetry, and wrote analytically about contemporary art and conceptual poetry. She apprenticed the bookbinder Claudia Cohen, learned printmaking from Bill Kelly and Michele Burgess of Brighton Press, and worked for Grenfell Press in New York City. Liz was a studio assistant to Barry Moser, Roberta Smith, Carroll Dunham, Joan Grubin, and the late Frank Moore. 

Liz lives in Portland, Oregon with her son where she works as an acupuncturist under the name Liz Greenhill. Liz also works long distance providing creative support for artists as a consultant and collaborator. 

A 2018 Pushcart nominee, Liz is the recipient of the 2017 Willamette Writer's Kay Snow Award for First Place in Nonfiction (judged by Elizabeth Lyons), the winner of the 2017 Phoebe Creative Nonfiction Contest (judged by Elena Passarello), and she received honorable mention from both the 2016 Montana Book Festival’s Regional Emerging Writers Contest and the 2016 Calyx’s Margarita Donnelly Prize.

Her publications include The RumpusThe Manifest Station, MUTHA MagazineNailed MagazineThe CollagisttheEEELAtticus Review, BUST Magazine, Phoebe, Entropy, Sinister Wisdom, Perceptions, Oregon East, Gertrude Press, Four and Twenty, The North Coast Squid, the poetry anthology Step Lightly, and The Dream Closet (a collection of writing on childhood spaces from Secretary Press). Her work is forthcoming in The Untold Gaze, a book of writing paired with the paintings of Stephen O'Donnell.  Liz has exhibited in group art shows including Siren Nation and Reed Off the Clock. Her 16 mm animated short, "The Loveseat," showed in gay and lesbian film festivals across the US and in Canada from 1998-2000.  

Liz has read at a variety of literary events, including the Dangerous Writers at Burnt Tongue, the Foul Weather Writers, at Words We Love, Grief Writes, Songbook, and Portland at Heart. She has performed storytelling with The Mystery Box and at Tales of Uncertainty. She has taught classes in creativity and embodiment, and offers workshops on writing and the body.

She is finishing up a collection of lyric essays and literary investigations on visual art, and is also at work on an essay collection, and a meditation book.