Elizabeth Wilson b.1978
Elizabeth Wilson is a New Zealand born artist who was based in São Paulo, Brazil from August 2014 until June 2016. She has recently relocated to Dallas, Texas. Previous to Brazil, Wilson was a part of exhibitions and live paint shows in Shanghai, China where she resided for seven years. Wilson studied fine art, design and arts education in New Zealand, before working internationally.
Of her style Wilson says, "I am interested in a combination of illustration, graphic design, surrealism and symbolism. “I'm searching for the perfect balance between good design and painting. My brushwork is very detailed and intentional.”
Wilson draws on a range of myths and stories that are testaments of spirit and elegance, alive with implication and intimacy. Narratives of transition from new to old, old to new, this life to the next. Strong environmental themes run through her work, some of these are illustrated through the use of native New Zealand trees and flowers.
An interest in architecture and the evolution of eco-friendly building is evident in her current series 'Holding Space,' which is underway at the CGB in Deep Ellum, Dallas TX. The juxtaposition of space and nature with urban construction is reflective of her upbringing in New Zealand and her nine years living in the mega-city metropolises of São Paulo and Shanghai.
Selected group exhibitions
2018 'New Texas Talent' at Craighead Green Gallery. Juried show by the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas - Month of August
2018 TAC 'Texas Artists Coalition' Fort Worth Community Art Center. DFW, Texas - Month of April
2017 'International, Environment Art Exhibition.' Hwain Gallery. Yeosu, South. Korea - Month of October
2017 'International, Environment Art Exhibition.' Haegeumgang Museum, Geoje South. Korea - Month of September
2017 GeniusDen, Deep Ellum. Dallas, Texas. May 13th - June 13th
2017 Three person show @ Hwain Gallery. Yeosu, South Korea - Month of March
2017 'Shining Light on What's Dark, Love Our Earth.' Duo exhibition with Michael Lam, NYC based artist. Geoje, South Korea - January
2016 Group exhibition @ Paris Louvre Expo. Paris, France - October
2016 Verona Art Fair. Verona, Italy - June
2015 'To me you are perfect' Artpassage Milan, Italy - Months of November & December
2013 New Zealand Art Show. Wellington, New Zealand - July
2012 Shanghai International Expat Art Exhibition. Shanghai, China - March
2014 International Womans Day Festival Shanghai, China
2013 Site specific Commission - St. Johnson Inc. Architectural Firm. November – ongoing. Flatiron Studio No.10 Baoqing Road, Xuhui District Former French Concession Shanghai, China
2013 PURE – New Zealand artist representative for Villa Maria, in conjunction with Lost Heaven Shanghai, China – Month of September
2013 The Road Home – The Rooster Shanghai, China – Month of August
2013 DAFF - painting performance’s at Shanghai’s Design Art & Fashion Fair, Spring & Fall Fairs Shanghai, China. May & October
2013 St.Johnson Inc. Architectural Firm Commissions. Shanghai, China
2016 Recipient of the Shakespeare in Art Award, at the Verona Art Fair. Verona, Italy - June
2016 Recipient of the Merit Award for Distinctive Art Portfolio, in the Leydan Award 2016. Ontario, Canada - February
2016 Recipient of the International Prize Leonardo da Vinci, The Universal Artist. Florence, Italy - January
2015 Recipient of the Michelangelo International Prize, Artists at the Jubilee. Rome, Italy - December
2015 Recipient of an International prize ‘’Artist at the Castle’’ – Nerola, Italy - December
2015 Voted in the top 10 artists in the Con Corse Buenos Aires hosted by OpenArt Milano, Italy - October
2018 April Artist's Spotlight in the PPL Times http://www.pinkpurseinternational.com/?m=1
2016 September/October European Magazine 'Art International Contemporary.'
2016 21st Century Art Book by Effeto Art
2016 Jan/Feb European Magazine 'Art International.'
2015 Nov/Dec Italian Art Magazine 'Effeto Arte'
2015 Work published in 'International Contemporary Artists Vol-X' http://www.incoartists.com/Vol-X/index.html#p=348
2013 Coverage in the Shanghai Daily
2012 Writer for the International magazine ArtReview's 4art.com