Digital Art

Provoked by music, language, and color, these playful images render imaginary landscapes, characters, and narratives.

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Figure Drawing

Bodies tell so many stories: see how bodies speak through vivid lines and expressive color.

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Mixed Media

Sometimes texture evokes the ineffable. Alternately fragmented and layered, these works use acrylic, ink, oilstick, graphite, pen, and more to produce experiences.

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LZ Mathews

LZ Mathews (they/them) is a visual artist, writer, and teacher practicing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Over the past twelve years, LZ has mentored writers and led workshops & demonstrations that use arts activities to foster literacy and self-expression. Now pursuing social work, LZ continues to explore the role of creativity in fostering empathy, healing, & empowerment among individuals and groups.

LZ draws inspiration from language, nature, music, and identity to compose expressive, often playful, abstractions. They've researched metaphor as a medium for visual and linguistic composing as well as for understanding difference and studied the role of silence in writing, teaching, and tutoring.

Photograph of the artist


Contact LZ to purchase work or arrange an educational opportunity.
Prints of LZ's digital works are available on posters, canvases, and home goods at their Society6 retail page.