Impulses and Incrustations
Elizabeth Knowles

Artist Statement:

Living forms inspire my work. Some are biological patterns on the cellular level of organisms. Others are geological patterns of the earth’s natural landscapes. Utilizing a variety of media, my work explores how both static and dynamic patterns in nature reveal the mysterious relationship between differing scales of perception, thereby connecting landscapes and life forms, physiology and physics, death and detritus, and growth and life.

About the Artist:

Elizabeth Knowles is a visual artist based in New York, NY. Born and raised in St Louis, MO, she earned a BA from Pomona College, in Claremont, CA and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL. Recent projects include site specific installations for Unesco’s Artistes + Science, Monaco, the Flat Iron Prow Art Space, NY, NY, the New Canaan Sculpture Trail, CT, NYU Langone, NY, NY, Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, NY, Bank of America Plaza’s Green Exhibit, Charlotte, NC, the Housatonic Museum, Bridgeport, CT, and Artspace, New Haven, CT.  She has collaborated with Saks Fifth Avenue on several installations for their flagship store and VOGUE Magazine for the “Last Look” page with Cartier. Knowles has received numerous grants and residencies including MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program, Weir Farm Art Center, the Puffin Foundation, the Miami Beach Cultural Council, the Millay Colony, Yaddo, the Banff Centre, the E. D. Foundation, Artist’s Space, and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation.

For more information on Elizabeth, visit her website and her Instagram.


Photo credit: Steven Harris

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