Midtown Gallery

Featured Artist
Liza Mana Burns

Liza Mana Burns is an illustrator, muralist and designer based in Eugene, Oregon. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University and an Associate Degree in Graphic Design from Lane Community College. After graduating from BU, Burns lived and worked in Los Angeles where she painted her first large-scale mural at Blue Cow Kitchen in downtown Los Angeles. Her mural art now appears in restaurants, shops, businesses and office buildings across Oregon, California, Texas, and Connecticut.

She has exhibited her work at the First Friday Artwalk, Lane Community College, and has illustrated for publications like Eugene Weekly, Eugene Magazine, and others. Her illustrative work can be found with a variety of clients: Meta/Facebook, SentinelOne, YMCA, Oregon State University, Mendocino Farms, and World Athletic Championships 2022.

Burns’ work rewards discovery; she uses details and minutiae within larger and more colorful pieces to create layers of meaning and story. As a child she was deeply inspired by the work of Graeme Base (illustrator and author of books like “Animalia” and “The Eleventh Hour”), where she found a love for art telling a secret story that can only be unraveled by taking your time.

Liza Burns

8 Years Later
Hospital Bed
Postpartum
Quaking Aspen
Two Beds in Greece