I am a video installation artist that works on large scale projects that generally take a year to produce. My work is routed in conceptual art that thematically explores identity and individuality. The works often use music as a thematic backbone.
The work questions individuality while presenting a portrait of a person, a group of people, a specific culture or location. I'm interesting in providing the viewer with an immersive expereince that causes them to raise questions. What is it like to be an individual? What is it like to be someone else? Does the identity of a place, person or culture define it?
Elizabeth Withstandley is from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She is one of the co-founders of Locust Projects, a not-for-profit art exhibition space, in Miami, FL. Recently she received a Foundation for the Contemporary Arts emergency grant to exhibit in Madrid in IN-SONORA 11. In 2019 here was was a semifinalist, Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2019, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution Upcoming exhibitions include, VisArts, Rockville, Maryland, Exgirlfriend, Berlin, Germany, Govan Project Space, Glasgow, Scotland, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY. She is a 2020 AIREE fellow at the Everglades National Park in Florida in October 2020. Select past exhibitions include Carination Contemporary, Portland, Oregon, SIM gallery Reykjavik Iceland, Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, Winslow Garage, Los Angeles, CA, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, The Moore Space, Miami, Fredric Snitzer, Miami, The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, The Tel Aviv Artists’ Studios, Israel, The Bass Museum, Miami, Cultural Center, Sao Paolo Brazil. Her work has been featured in SOLO, Art Papers, The Miami Herald, and The New Times.