After a period exploring the notion of restraint–paring down her palette�and limiting the number of marks–Elizabeth Gilfilen�has returned to epic struggle. In her pulsating new large-scale canvases, Gilfilen�pits clashing colors against one another in snaking layers and agitated line, filling once pristine areas with murky, mark-cancelling clots of paint. She is a painter who thrives on struggle, and during these tumultuous times Gilfilen�s brand of angst and intensity seems just right. She has a�show opening in November 2017 at�TWFineart in�Brisbane, Australia, and her work is available in the�Tiger Strikes Asteroid Flat Files,�in Brooklyn.�Here are some snaps from a recent visit to her studio in Industry City.
From the artist�s website:
Education:�MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Painting and Printmaking.
Fellowships:�Yaddo (2013), Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop (2013), The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Space Program (2010-11), Gallery Aferro (2010), Alijra Emerge (2008), and The Bronx Museum of Art AIM Program (2005).
Exhibitions:��Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT (2014);�the Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ (2012); Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ (2011); and John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY (2010). Recent group exhibitions include Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA (2017); Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY (2015); Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2015); Morgan Lehman Gallery,�New York, NY (2014); and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY (2014).�Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Hunterdon Art Museum, the Islip Art Museum and Lehman College Gallery.
Elizabeth Gilfilen: Pugilist painter
Images: Art and fresh air at Industry City Open Studios
Handmade, utopic, urgent and obsessive
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