Elizabeth Gilfilen

Elizabeth Gilfilen paints airy and delightfully rough abstract oil paintings. She embraces a sense of frenzy in her strokes, amplified by loose waves of pigment colliding with tighter line markings. From the lines emerge abstractions of figures, trees, and unknown forms. Her compositions are at once volatile, sophisticated, and atmospheric. Gilfilen earned her BFA from College of D.A.A.P. at University of Cincinnati, and MFA from VCUarts (1997, 2001). She has mounted solo exhibitions across the east coast as well as an international show in Brisbane, Australia (2018). She currently resides and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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