Abby Elizabeth

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Abby Elizabeth – I am a mixed media painter and object pointillist. In this series, I have aimed to create a visual narrative to the concept of duality forming a whole. I began this work in early 2017 as a meditative exercise combining the symbolic toy soldier with colors and patterns inspired by the natural world. It was my intention to combine two seemingly contrary forces. One inspiring serenity. One inspiring severity. On the surface, these paintings transmit a natural tranquility, but a closer look reveals a sea of plastic soldiers vying for control. For eons human have exerted extreme dominance, violence, and control over each other and their environment. Our existence and behavior seems erratic and abnormal when compared to the natural world. In this vein, I use the plastic figure to symbolize the character of human events, while the color palette and organization reflect the harmony present in the natural world. 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2019 • Krause Gallery - 2 person show with Joe Suzuki
2019 • Krause Gallery - AAF 

2017 • Krause Gallery - 2 person show - untitled

2015 • Subsidized Starvation • Paradigm Gallery+Studio • Philadelphia, PA 

2011 • Play • Paradigm Gallery+Studio • Philadelphia, PA 

2009 • Waxed • Area 919 • Philadelphia, PA 

2008 • Art Around Gallery • Philadelphia, PA 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2018 • Emerging To Established • Krause Gallery • New York, NY 

2018 • Small Wonders • Maryland Federation of Art’s Circle Gallery • Annapolis, MD 

2017 • About Time • Wheaton Arts Gallery of Fine Craft • Millville, NJ 

2017 • AQUA • Square Foot exhibition/showing with Projects Gallery • Miami, FL 

2017 • Pieced Together • Sulfer Studios • Savannah, GA 

2017 • Center for Emerging Artists: Members Exhibition • Philadelphia, PA 

2017 • SUPERFINE • New York, NY 

2016 • SPECTRUM • Rising Artists • Miami, FL 

2016 • AQUA • Square Foot exhibition/showing with Projects Gallery • Miami, FL 

2016 • Agriculture Exhibition • Noyes Museum of Art • Hammonton, NJ 

2016 • Over The Bridge • Wheaton Arts Gallery of Fine Craft • Millville, NJ 

2016 • Breaking The Mold • Cape Cod Museum of Art • Dennis, MA 

2014 • SCOPE • showing with Paradigm Gallery • Miami, FL 

2014 • SCOPE • showing with Five Gallery • Basel, Switzerland 

2014 • Reflection/Reconnection • University of the Arts • Philadelphia PA 

2013 • SELECT • showing with Paradigm Gallery • Miami, FL 

2012 • Confidence is NOT a four letter word • Paradigm Gallery • Philadelphia, PA 

2011 • Repetition • Rowan University Art Gallery • Glassboro, NJ 

2011 • Art is Ageless • New Cortland Education Center • Germantown, PA 

2011 • Innovations in Fibers • Cheltenham Arts Center • Cheltenham, PA 

2010 • Inside Twelve • 175 Gallery • Seoul, South Korea 

2009 •13 months • Area 919 • Philadelphia, PA 

2009 • Its All About Art Juried Show • Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art • Newtown, PA 

SELECTED PRESS 

2016 • “Mixed Media Works Take On The American Food System” by Diana Shi 

http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/mixed-media-pointillist-art-on-american-food-system 

2015 • Mitchell, Casey. “With Food, A System Critiqued” The Temple News Vol. 94 Issue 7 

http://temple-news.com/arts/with-food-a-system-critiqued/ 

2015 • Barbara. “Subsidized Starvation: Art From the Heart” www.GMOFreeNJ.com 

 

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