Elizabeth Gilfilen lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, creating abstract paintings and works on paper. Using a wide range of color, hue, and mark-making, she creates a sense of intrigue and depth within the compositional space.
Gilfilen received a BFA from the University of Cincinnati and a MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has held various teaching and guest artist positions, including multiple visits to her alma mater. She has received numerous awards including: Yaddo, The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, The Bronx Museum of Art AIM Program, the Alijra Emerge Fellowship, and the 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.
Gilfilen’s paintings and works on paper have been included in group exhibitions at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Islip Art Museum, and Morgan Lehman Gallery, among others. Selected solo exhibitions include Reynolds Gallery (Richmond, VA), the Hunterdon Art Museum (Clinton, 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. Featured is a series of richly pigmented solar plate monoprints titled “Gathering Moss.” This series is quite large scale at 33″ x 26″ (image size at 24″ x 18″), printed on Arches 88 white paper.