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Elizabeth Albert
updated: 07/16/2008
website: elizalbert.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Bad Man
Minos
Refuge
Doctor
Saltine
Double Shade
Plotter
Arms
Emminence
Paper Knife
Girl and Rabbit
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  animals, collage, figurative, humor, political, surreal, anatomy, childhood, portraiture, psychological
 
 
Bad Man by Elizabeth Albert
Bad Man
Gouache and collage
2008
12" x  9" 
Minos by Elizabeth Albert
Minos
Mixed media
2008
11" x  8" 
Refuge by Elizabeth Albert
Refuge
Mixed Media
2008
12" x  9" 
Doctor by Elizabeth Albert
Doctor
Collage
2008
11" x  8" 
Saltine by Elizabeth Albert
Saltine
Mixed media
2008
12" x  9" 
Double Shade by Elizabeth Albert
Double Shade
Ink and Collage
2007
12" x  9" 
Plotter by Elizabeth Albert
Plotter
Ink and Collage
2008
11" x  8" 
Arms by Elizabeth Albert
Arms
Ink and Collage
2007
9" x  12" 
Emminence by Elizabeth Albert
Emminence
Collage
2008
12" x  12" 
Paper Knife by Elizabeth Albert
Paper Knife
Collage
2008
12" x  12" 
Girl and Rabbit by Elizabeth Albert
Girl and Rabbit
Collage
2008
12" x  9" 

Artist Statement
I was walking in northern Mexico, through an abandoned construction site: half built bunker-like modern apartments, the concrete already crumbling. As I walked through the rubble my foot touched something soft. I looked down. It was a dog, half burned and covered in dust. I looked up and realized that there were dozens of half-burnt dogs scattered around. I found out later that people would come there and set fire to them and then leave. Soon the desert wind would come up and blow them out.

I have always been struck by how suddenly the familiar ceases to be so. I find that working with collage replicates these moments of estrangement. The process spooks me. Beginning with a found scrap or mark offers a path. With each action the terrain shifts and I must respond to a new language that I can somehow speak. I see things I did not know existed.

Artist Bio / CV
Exhibitions
11/07 “Vintage Violence”, A.D. Gallery, New York, New York
11/06 “Animal House”, Islip Art Museum, Islip, New York
5/06 “Into the Woods”, John Raimondi Gallery, Boston, MA
5/06 Momenta Gallery Benefit Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY
9/05 Group Show, Geoff Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
6/05 “26 Painters”, John Raimondi Galery, Boston, MA
4/04 White Columns Gallery Group Exhibition, New York, NY
1/02 Rotunda Gallery, “What Happened in Lime Mills”, Brooklyn, New York
9/01 C.U.A.N.D.O., “From the Ashes”, New York, New York
12/00 Kauffman Gallery (Lincoln, Center), “Elizabeth Albert: Recent Works”, New York, New York
10/00 Grace Gallery, CUNY, NYCTC, “Faculty Exhibition”, Brooklyn, New York
4/00 Jan Weiss Gallery, “Ex qui site”, New York, New York
1/00 55 Mercer Gallery, “The Poetry of Earth is Never Dead”, New York, New York
11/99 Richard Anderson Gallery, “The Passion/Passions of Art”, New York, New York
3/97 St. Johns University Gallery “Featured Faculty”, Jamaica, New York
12/96 The Painting Center, “Group Show”, New York, New York
12/93 The Drawing Center, “The Return of the Cadavre Exquis”, New York, New York
9/92 Herron Test Site, “Group Show”, Brooklyn, New York
5/92 Artists’ Space, “The Return of the Repressed”, New York, New York

Bibliography
5/07 Sleepingfish, Issue #0.9375
9/06 NYARTS, “Tips and Picks”, September, 2006
6/02 Modern Painters, Esplund, Lance, “Learning Curve”, Summer 2002
3/02 The Brooklyn Papers, Curtis, Lisa, “Facing Disease”
2/02 NYARTS, Art and Pornography, Vol. 7 no. 3, “Simply Grand”
1/00 The New York Times, Ken Johnson, “The Poetry of Earth is Never Dead”

Fellowships/Honors/Residencies
5-6/04 The Macdowell Colony Residency Fellowship
6/99 The Byrdcliffe Artist Residency Program
6/97 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. Fellowship for Painting
6/96 NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship/Mid Atlantic Division