Liz Trapp is a contemporary art historian, arts writer, and studio practitioner. She earned both her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing and her Master of Arts in the History of Art from Ohio University. Trapp earned a Post-Baccalaureate certificate of study from the Pont-Aven School of Art in Brittany, France, and her Master of Fine Arts from CCAD.

Trapp joined CCAD’s faculty in 2011 and teaches Art History, Modern Art, Contemporary Art, and Graduate Theory and Criticism. In 2014, Trapp was awarded the Shafik Gabr Fellowship for Citizen Diplomacy, which brought her to Cairo, Egypt, where she studied street art near Tahrir Square. Trapp’s studio work was also recognized in New American Paintings in 2013, and she has a chapter on Egyptian Street Art in the book Social Practice Art in Turbulent Times: The Revolution Will Be Live, which was published in 2019 by Routledge Press.