Elizabeth Knowles is a visual artist who creates paintings, sculptures and installations revealing the life force of nature emerging as visual patterns. Exploring both static and dynamic relationships in nature, her use of organic shapes, vivid colors, and dimensional layering connects the vibrant qualities of landscapes and life forms, physiology and physics, death and detritus, and growth and form.
Elizabeth has been the recipient of numerous grants and residencies including: Assets for Artists program at MASS MoCA, the Puffin Foundation, Miami Beach Cultural Council’s Artist in Residency Program, The E. D. Foundation, The Millay Colony for the Arts, YADDO, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Lancaster Group Award, Artists Space Artist Grant, Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Joyce Carlyle Memorial Fund, The Banff Centre, Alex Demond Fund and The Art Institute of Chicago. She received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and BA from PomOna College.
Born and raised near St. Louis, Missouri, she currently lives and works in New York City and Norfolk, Connecticut.
All images courtesy of the artist
Mixed-media site-specific installation
Prow Art Space of the Flatiron Building, New York, NY
Landscape and Lifeform
Site-specific installation for Governor’s Island, New York, 144 x 72 x 26 inches, acrylic on stone
Site-specific installation, 32 x 3 x 8 feet, acrylic, wire
Series Dow #1 (Sun)
acrylic, pen on paper, 43 x 30 inches
5 x 6 feet, strips of personal e-mails and photographs woven together
Site Specific installation for Pen and Brush, New York, New York :
x-rays, staples | 25 x 30 x 2 feet
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