Utilizing a variety of media, Elizabeth Knowles’ work reveals both static and dynamic patterns in nature recurring on different scales of perception. This exploration of natural patterns connects landscapes and life forms, physiology and physics, death and detritus, growth and form. Ranging from the atomistic to larger organizational systems, the work reveals the complex interface between the various levels of existence and the mysterious connection between them.
Recent projects include site specific installations for the Flatiron Prow Art Space, NY, NY, Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, NY, NYU Langone Medical Center, NY, Wolfs Lane Park, Pelham, NY, NY, Pen and Brush, NY, NY, Governors Island, NY, Heritage Museum, Sandwich, MA, Studio 80 Sculpture Grounds, Old Lyme, CT, the Kingston courthouse, Kingston, NY, Greenwood Gardens, Short Hills, NJ and Chesterwood National Trust for Historic Preservation, Stockbridge, MA. Other projects include site-specific installations for Bank of America Plaza’s Green Exhibit, Charlotte, NC, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, the Housatonic Museum, Bridgeport, CT, Artspace, New Haven, CT, display windows at the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store pairing work with Donna Karan, Alexander McQueen, and Issey Miyake. Corporate commissions include site-specific paintings for the Galleon Group, NY, NY, and Enclave Capital, NY, NY.
Elizabeth Knowles has received numerous awards including grants from the Puffin Foundation, Miami Beach Cultural Council, E. D. Foundation, Artist’s Space, Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, the Millay Colony, YADDO, and the Banff Centre. She graduated with honors from Pomona College, Claremont, CA (BA) and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL (MFA).