Elizabeth Gilfilen lives and works in Brooklyn New York, creating abstract paintings and prints. Elizabeth uses a large range of color, hue, and mark making to create a sense of intrigue within her strong compositional space.

She received a BFA from the University of Cincinnati, and a MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Elizabeth has given back to the art community through various teaching/ guest artist programs, including multiple stints at her alma mater. Gilfilen has received numerous awards including: a Yaddo Residency, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Space Program, The Bronx Museum’s AIM Program, the Alijra Emerge Fellowship 9, and a Gallery Aferro Studio Residency. Soon after her residency with Oehme Graphics she was a Studio Immersion Project Fellow at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in New York.

Her paintings and works on paper have been included in exhibitions at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum the Islip Art Museum and Lehman College Gallery, among others. Solo exhibitions include the Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ; Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ; and John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY. Her work has been published in New American Paintings; reviewed in Two Coats of Paint, The Boston Globe and The New York Times.

In 2013, Gilfilen joined Oehme Graphics for a busy April residency. During her stay, she created four series of prints. The first series of watercolor monotypes is titled “Murmur.” She also created a series of drypoint and carborundum monoprints titled “Restless Topography,” and a series of solar plate monoprints titled “Gathering Moss.” These series are quite large scale at 33” x 26” (image size at 24” x 18”), printed on Arches 88 white paper. Finally, Beth also produced a smaller series titled “A Stone’s Throw,” which are 23 1/2” x 26”.

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