Born in Austin and raised in Houston, Texas, Elizabeth graduated with a B.A. in Art History from Columbia University and an M.F.A. in Photography from San Francisco Art Institute. Elizabeth taught theory and photography at UT Austin, Texas State and Southwestern University for 6 years. Her work has been widely exhibited, including in the critically acclaimed exhibition Over Time (2016), which was nominated for Best Solo Show in Austin, and Weave (2018), a solo exhibition that earned her a nomination for the Best Artist of 2018 by the Austin Critics Table. Her work is held in public and private collections across the United States, including those of Dell Children's Hospital, Dimensional Worldwide, Google, Sidley Austin and The Line Hotel, among others.
AS A CHILD, I SAW THE INFINITE IN A BLADE OF GRASS AND I'VE BEEN PURSUING KNOWING MORE ABOUT THE SIDES OF THAT EQUATION - NATURE AS A PORTAL, THE WORLD BEYOND THE IMMEDIATELY VISIBLE, AND MY OWN MENTAL AND SENSORY PERCEPTION - EVER SINCE.
Studying and teaching everything from mind, consciousness, and perception, to our experiences of time, phenomenology and sensing, I am exploring the intersection of the physical and subjective worlds. With a specific interest in the history of art, my research is driven by how the tools of photography, in this moment, can address rendering nature, lived perspective, and the invisible.
Deconstructing the illusion of a photograph's completeness or authority is a first step in allowing the space for a personal, lived experience to be seen and felt. Thus, my work highlights a photograph's plasticity, flatness and construction, while making intangible concepts - including time, perception and consciousness - visible to viewers.