Elizabeth Albert

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Bad Man, 12” x 9”, collage, 2009
Minos, 11” x 8”, enamel and collage, 2009
Eminence, 12” x 12”, collage, 2009
Refuge, 12" x 9", mixed media on paper, 2009
Paper Knife, 12” x 12”, mixed media on paper, 2008
Artist's Statement

I was walking in northern Mexico, through an abandoned construction site: half built bunker-like modern apartments, the concrete already crumbling. As I walked through the rubble my foot touched something soft. I looked down. It was a dog, half burned and covered in dust. I looked up and realized that there were dozens of half-burnt dogs scattered around. I found out later that people would come there and set fire to them and then leave. Soon the desert wind would come up and blow them out.

I have always been struck by how suddenly the familiar ceases to be so. I find that working with collage replicates these moments of estrangement. The process is spooky. Beginning with a found scrap or mark offers so many possible paths. With each addition the direction shifts and I must respond to a new language that I can somehow speak. I see things I did not know existed.


11/10 (No title yet), Courthouse Gallery, Lake George, New York
6/09 “Vintage Violence”, Space 414, New York
11/06 “Animal House”, Islip Art Museum, Islip, New York
5/06 “Into the Woods”, John Raimondi Gallery, Boston, MA
5/06 Momenta Gallery Benefit, Brooklyn, NY
9/05 Group Show, Geoff Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
6/05 “26 Painters”, John Raimondi Galery, Boston, MA
4/04 White Columns Gallery Group Exhibition, New York, NY
5/07 Sleepingfish, Issue #0.9375
9/06 NYARTS, “Tips and Picks”, September, 2006
6/02 Modern Painters, Esplund, Lance, “Learning Curve”, Summer 2002
1/00 The New York Times, Ken Johnson, “The Poetry of Earth is Never Dead”
5-6/04 The Macdowell Colony Residency Fellowship
6/97 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. Fellowship
6/96 NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship/Atlantic Division