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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   ‘Art & Words Show’ at Art on the Boulevard Gallery, Fort Worth TX. - Month of September

2018 'New Texas Talent' at Craighead Green Gallery. Juried show by the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas - Month of August

2018   'Making Time' at the Jennifer & John Eagle Gallery, Frank Building ESD, Dallas - Months of August - October 

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

 

Solo Exhibitions

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

 

Acquisitions

2013   St.Johnson Inc. Architectural Firm Commissions. Shanghai, China

 

Awards 

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 

 

Publications

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