Assistant Professor, Fine Art
MFA (Concordia); BFA (ACAD)
11-422A, Allard Hall11110 – 104 AvenueEdmonton, AB780-497-4376
Born in Antigonish Nova Scotia, Elisabeth completed a BFA at Alberta College of Art and Design in Sculpture and an MFA in Fibres at Concordia University in Montréal. She is a visual artist and a published author of four graphic novels. She has exhibited and screened her work internationally, including at the Holland Animation Festival, Anifest Prague, Lux London UK and with Eyeworks 2017 in LA, Brooklyn and Chicago. She has attended residencies, including stints at Banff Centre for the Arts, Women’s Studio Workshop NY, Tokyo Wondersite-Japan, RAVI – Belgium and the National Film Board of Canada.
Available to supervise senior students' independent study.
Teaching and Research Interests
Elisabeth is exploring contemporary still life and vanitas in the digital age. She questions what constitutes contemporary still life, researching the legacy of coded socio-economic, gendered and geo-political representation. Seeking new intersections of moving image and materiality, informed by art history, cinema and technology, she probes conceptual and narrative possibilities of stop-motion animation.
Elisabeth is interested in exploring the relationship between objects and their histories. These histories include manufacturing, labor, function and circulation in a global and domestic context. Her work oscillates between the personal and universal, the intimate and the public as well as the domestic and geo political. She is interested in how art entwines personal narratives and broader socio-political narratives.
Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers
Animation: Troisieme Film Screenings with Eyeworks Experimental Animation Festival - RedCat Theatre/ Cal Arts Los Angeles California - Block Cinema Chicago - Pioneer works Brooklyn NY - Grace Street Theatre Richmond Virginia 2017.
Exhibition: Digital Erratics Gallery FOFA Concordia University Montreal QC with Tim Belliveau 2017.
Exhibition: Still life - an animated trilogy Truck Gallery Calgary Alberta 2017.
Graphic Novel: One Year in America Published by Conundrum Press 2014.
Graphic Novel: Don't get lonely don't get lost Published by Conundrum Press 2010.
Awards / Grants / Fellowships
Professional Associations / Memberships
Art Gallery of Alberta
Boards / Committees
Latitude 53 (Edmonton), board member