Elizabeth Schwaiger Studio

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Elizabeth Schwaiger is a research-based artist living and working in Brooklyn. She received her MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2011. In her decade-long exploration of power dynamics and the climate crises, Schwaiger uses a variegated symbolism of water, fracturing, dimensional overlay, gesture, and dialed levels of representational clarity to construct images suggestive of the interplay among unseen forces that govern our world. She has exhibited in venues and biennials in the UK and the USA including in The Walker Gallery National Museum in Liverpool, The Macintosh Museum in Glasgow, The National Portrait Gallery in London, Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, Glasgow International, Embassy Gallery in Edinburgh, Blue Star Contemporary in San Antonio, and Co-Lab Projects and GrayDUCK Gallery in Austin. Recent projects include NYC solo exhibitions From the Dark Sea at Jane Lombard Gallery and Kairos at The Wild Project, showings at Expo Chicago and Untitled San Francisco, and a residency with Robert Rauschenberg Foundation at Rauschenberg’s studio complex in Captiva Florida. Her work  has been featured in Forbes, The Brooklyn Rail, The Catlin Guide, fields magazine, Floorr, Fusebox Written & Spoken, Newfound, Conflict of Interest, Sightlines, and The Austin Chronicle. Schwaiger is represented by Nicola Vassell in New York.