Elizabeth Knowles

17Night-Vision Slice-of-Life-copy Landscapes-and-Life-Forms space 5-series-copy

Work1 Title: Night Vision Year: 2000-2014 Material: x-rays, staples Dimensions: H 120 W 65 D 12 Work2 Title: Slice of Life Year: 2012 Material: acrylic on papier mache, plaster, rock Dimensions: H 70 W 48 D 60 Work3 Title: LANDSCAPE AND LIFE FORM Year: 2013 Material: acrylic on stone Dimensions: H 30 W 150 D 72 Work4 Title: Go to the Limits of Your Longing Year: 2014 Material: acrylic on masonite Dimensions: H 31 W 31 D 1 Work5 Title: 5 Series Year: 2014 Material: acrylic on canvas Dimensions: H 300 W 70 D 5

Statement:

Natural patterns inspire my work. Some are biological patterns on the cellular level of organisms. Others are geological patterns of earth’s natural landscapes.  Exploring similar patterns that recur progressively in differing scales, my work connects landscapes and life forms, physiology and physics, death and detritus, growth and form.
Starting with the most simple and building to the more complex, my creative process echoes the interaction of different levels of life.  One basic component connects with another and another until a whole is created.  Similar to a cell grouping together with other cells to form a more intricate organism, the work recalls the unfolding of life as patterns expand back into each and into themselves.  Ranging from atomistic to larger organizational systems, the study of patterns reveals the multifaceted interface between the various levels of life and the mysterious connection between them.

Resume:

Born St. Louis, Missouri
EDUCATION
MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
BA, CUM LAUDE, PHI BETA KAPPA, Pomona College, Claremont, CA
AWARDS/HONORS
PUFFIN FOUNDATION GRANT, Teaneck, NJ
ARTIST IN RESIDENCY PILOT PROGRAM, Miami Beach, Fl
E. D. FOUNDATION GRANT, Kearny, NJ
MILLAY COLONY FOR THE ARTS, Austerlitz, NY
CORPORATION OF YADDO, Saratoga Springs, NY
VIRGINIA CENTER FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS, Sweet Briar, VA
LANCASTER GROUP AWARD, New York, NY
ARTISTS SPACE ARTISTS GRANT, New York, NY
LUDWIG VOGELSTEIN FOUNDATION GRANT, Brooklyn, NY
JOYCE CARLYLE MEMORIAL FUND, The Banff Centre, Canada
ALEX DEMOND FUND AWARD, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
SELECTED ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2013    WHIRLS, WHORLS AND X-RAYS, New York University Langone Center, New York, NY
2010    PAINTINGS, Moi Meme, New York, NY
2007    A SEQUENCE OF STEPS, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY
2006    INSTALLATION/WORKS ON PAPER, Alpan Gallery, Huntington, NY
FLUIDITY…ABSTRACTION TRANSFORMED, Allen Sheppard Gallery, New York, NY
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015    ON VIEW, Tina Goodwin Gallery, Denver, CO
2014    THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF WRONG, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, NY
TURNSTILES, Porter Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY
ART FROM THE BOROS, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY
ART IN NATURE, Greenwood Gardens Short Hills, NJ, curated by Karen
Wilken
SHIFTING ECOLOGIES , The Painting Center, New York, NY
WE LOVE ART, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY
A PORTRAIT APART DEUX, Porter Contemporary, New York, NY
2013    CURATE NYC, Elisa Contemporary, Riverdale, NY
CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE AT CHESTERWOOD, Chesterwood National Trust for Historic Preservation, Stockbridge, MA, curated by Glenn Harper
COLLIDEScope:The Birth, Metamorphosis and Evolution of the Abstract Actual, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
FOUNTAIN ART FAIR, New York, NY
2012    FASHION AND SCULPTURE, Saks Fifth Avenue, NY, NY

Place: New York, NY

Contact: elizabeth@elizabethknowles.com

Website: http://www.elizabethknowles.com