My work addresses questions concerning the complex and changing world we inhabit and our “mixed reality,” living between physical and digital/virtual contexts – are we our everyday, familiar, material past, or our digital future, and is this apparent “mixed reality” of the moment to be embraced or resisted. Is the digital present the bells and whistles of an unchanged and familiar humanity, or does it define us and the future. This project is embodied in tabletop cityscapes, structural wall works and installations including video, inkjet-printed video stills, and found home furnishings.
Elizabeth Riley’s work addresses questions concerning the complex and changing world we inhabit and our “mixed reality,” living between physical and digital/virtual contexts. A long time New Yorker, Elizabeth Riley graduated from Barnard College and received an MFA from Hunter College. In 2016 a multipart tabletop cItyscape, Video City, appeared in the exhibition, Land, Air, Place at Project ARTspace in Manahattan. In 2014-2015 large scale installations by the artist appeared in exhibitions of site-specific work in Brooklyn at Storefront Ten Eyck, and in Atlanta and Duluth, Georgia presented by Dashboard. The artist has participated in numerous artist residencies at home and aboard, including the I-Park Residency in 2013 and 2015, and was awarded a BRIC Media Arts Fellowship in 2014.