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Elizabeth Stewart

Elizabeth Stewart
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Old family photographs are the starting point for my work. Reimagined, with the intention of setting my subjects free from a frozen moment in time and space, I place them into a new orbit. Transcending the personal and sidestepping nostalgia, I create a new narrative and mess with time.

Initially, along with photographs, I use painting, drawing and collage which is manufactured into large scale, digitally woven fabric. This is then cut and reassembled using hand stitched appliqué. I find this use of new technology, combined with traditional techniques, compelling within a contemporary art context.
I moved to the UK from the USA in 1983. I’m an art graduate of The Ohio State University where my practice was performance and video based. This was followed by post graduate study in Arts Management at the University of Akron with an interest in alternative artist spaces. By way of a USA/UK educational work exchange programme, I ended up in Cambridge where I managed a gallery, before settling in Scotland in 1987.  Here I continued my studies in Art and Design first at Edinburgh College of Art and then at The University of Edinburgh OLL.

I am represented by Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh. www.arushagallery.com



Recent Exhibitions

SSA 123 Annual Exhibition 2021, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

CRUEL INTENTIONS, Arusha Gallery, London, 2021

RA SUMMER SHOW 2020, The Royal Academy of Art, London

OPEN ART 2020, RSA Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh

WE ARE STARDUST, Solo exhibition, Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh 2019

ALIGHT, Visual Arts Scotland, RSA, Edinburgh 2019

London Art Fair with Arusha Gallery 2019

Manchester Art Fair with Arusha Gallery 2018

L.A. SUMMER, Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh 2018

OPEN - SSA & VAS Together 2018 RSA, Edinburgh

FLY Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition 2016 RSA, Edinburgh

CONVERGE Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition 2016, RSA, Edinburgh

VAS:T 2015 Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, RSA Edinburgh