Bio // Abby Elizabeth graduated in 2004 with a BFA in Crafts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has since exhibited her work both national and internationally, including group exhibitions in Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Tennessee, and South Korea as well three solo exhibitions in the Philadelphia area. In January of 2009, she won First Place in the Bucks County Gallery of Fine Art’s annual juried art competition. In May of 2010, she was awarded the highly competitive NewCourtland Artist Fellowship through The Center for Emerging Visual Artists as well as the Maplewood Manor Artist Fellowship the following year. In October of 2011, she completed a commission for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society that was unveiled at their annual Light the Night Walk at the Philadelphia Art Museum. Over the past three years, Abby has exhibited her work during Miami Art Basel Week with Paradigm Gallery + Studio as part of SELECT Fair 2013 and SCOPE Miami Beach 2014. In June 2014, she was a featured artist with Lugano-based Five Gallery during Art Basel Week in Switzerland at SCOPE Basel. After the birth of her first son, Abby relocated to New Jersey, where she currently lives and works.
In this exhibition, the artist explores modern farming and the food industry's effect on young children through iconic images. Abby Elizabeth creates her pieces using hundreds to thousands of grains of rice, barley, and wheat, as well as corn kernels and children’s toys.
(view artwork below on this page)