ARTIST STATEMENT: BIO
Elizabeth Gilfilen is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She received a BFA from the University of Cincinnati and a MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Awards include Yaddo (2013), The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Space Program (2010-11), Gallery Aferro Studio Residency (2010), Alijra Emerge Fellowship (2008), and The Bronx Museum's AIM Program (2005). She was invited to make prints at Oehme Graphics in Colorado (2013), and was a Studio Immersion Project Fellow at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in New York (2013).
Her work will be included in upcoming exhibits at Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, VA, Durden & Ray in Los Angeles and TWFineArt in Brisbane. Her work has also been included in exhibitions at Morgan Lehman Gallery, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Islip Art Museum and Lehman College Gallery among others. Solo exhibitions include Fred Giampietro Gallery in New Haven, CT (2014); the Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ (2012); Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ (2011); and John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY (2010). Her work has been reviewed in Two Coats of Paint, The Boston Globe, The Newark Star-Ledger and The New York Times.