About Elisabeth

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As a child I drew continuously, when in the car, in my room, at recess, however, it was not until college and learning from my professor, Ann Gale, that I came to learn how to see as a painter and consequently was completely captivated by the world of painting and all of its potential to expand the horizons of the image. My desire to grow this capacity led me to Israel, where I studied at the Jerusalem Studio School. I spent several summers painting in Italy and absorbing Italian art—from Roman frescoes to Morandi’s studies. I am currently in a place of digesting and assimilating the past several years of learning, developing myself and my work as grounded in the tradition of painting, but very much alive and present in the time and place of now, rendering carefully the manifold visual appearances of the material world.

 

Education

2013-15     Jerusalem Studio School, Jerusalem, Israel 

2007-12     University of Washington, Seattle (BFA, Painting and Drawing/ BA, Linguistics)

 

Teaching Experience

2015- 18    Class Instructor, Jansen Art Center, Lynden, WA

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017         “Italian Landscape”, Bellingham Art House, Bellingham, WA

2016         “Landscape Fragments”, The Racket, Bellingham, WA

 

Group Exhibitions

2019         “Four Pillars”, Exeter Gallery, Baltimore, MD (forthcoming)

2019         “Studio Life”, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA

2018         “OXAA National Juried Exhibit”, Oxford, PA

2018         "Little Jewels", Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, WA

2017         "Holiday Exhibit", Gage Art Academy, Seattle, WA

2015         “Teacher Exhibition”, Jansen Art Center, Lynden, WA

2015         “x4 Art”, Tower of David, Jerusalem, Israel

2014         “Winter Art Exhibit”, Jansen Art Center, Lynden, WA

2013         “Spring Art Exhibit”, Jansen Art Center, Lynden, WA

2013         “Winter Art Exhibit”, Jansen Art Center, Lynden, WA

2012         “Fall Art Exhibit”, Jansen Art Center, Lynden, WA

2012         “BFA Painting Exhibit”, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA

2012         “BFA Exhibit, Sandpoint Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

Residencies and Awards

2018         Four Pillars residency fellowship recipient, Mount Gretna, PA

2015-16     Recipient of privately awarded scholarships, JSS in Civita, Italy

2014         Master Class Resident, JSS in Civita, Italy

 

Research

2010-12     UW Art Slide Library research assistant