Ranging from sparse and elemental to densely tangled, Elizabeth Gilfilen’s works use a searching line paired with broad washes of color to build jaunty structures. Intimately tied to the hand, these fluid, inky tracings are coaxed into forms that teeter on the cusp of recognition. Suggestions of trees, figures and monoliths emerge as accumulated marks are woven into something more tangible, straddling a line between known forms and invention. Gilfilen received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and her BFA from the University of Cincinnati. Awards include a Yaddo Residency, the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop SIP Fellowship and the Sharpe-Walentas Space Program. She has exhibited widely, and is represented by Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, Virginia and TWFineArt in Brisbane, Australia.
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