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Elizabeth Harper is a Los Angeles-based lighting designer. She's designed numerous world premieres including Julia Cho’s Office Hour, Gregory Moss’ Reunion, and Shelia Callaghan’s Woman Laughing Alone with Salad, along with new works by Lucy Alibar, Kemp Powers, Kimber Lee, and Jeffrey Hatcher.

Additional credits include designs for the Geffen Playhouse, The Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory, La Jolla Playhouse, Kansas City Rep, and The Industry Opera Company.

Elizabeth’s background in architectural lighting is apparent in her love of site-specific theatre, fine art installations, and immersive environments. She’s served as a consultant for LACMA, The Hammer Museum, and Greene Naftali Gallery. She’s designed and directed events and immersive spaces for Microsoft, Ubisoft, Under Armour, AirBnB, Asics, and Universal Studios.

She received her M.F.A. in Design from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and is currently a professor of lighting design at the University of Southern California

Elizabeth also has a semi-secret life as a writer and expert on relics and folk-Catholicism. Her essays and photos have appeared in Slate, The LA Review of Books, Laphams’ Quarterly, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s catalogue for Like Life: Sculpture, Color and the Body. She’s lectured on the subject at universities and museums around the world.


Representation: 
Summit Entertainment Group
Ms. Russ Rosensweig
russ@summitdesigners.com
203 453 0188

Contact: 
elizabeth@eharperdesign.com
310 729 0082