Elizabeth Schwaiger (b.1985, Texas)



MFA 2011 Glasgow School of Art

BFA 2008 Drawing and Painting, University of North Texas


Residencies and Awards

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artist in Residence, Captiva FL 2019

Selected as a top UK Art Graduate of 2011 by the Catlin Guide 2012

Ozu Residency, Italy 2011

Shortlisted for the John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize, Liverpool in 2010 

Young Artist Award at the BP Portrait Awards 2010, National Portrait Gallery, London

Finalist in the Celeste Art Prize, New York 2010

Finalist for the Hunting Art Prize, Houston, 2010, 2012, 2015




Kairos, Wild Project, New York City

EXPO CHICAGO, Jane Lombard Gallery, Chicago, Illinois



Darkening Ground, 105 Gallery, Austin, Texas (solo)

Unheimliche, Anthem Gallery San Antonio, Texas (collaborative two person)



Good Mourning Tis of Thee, Co-Lab Projects, Austin, Texas

you i i i everything else, deStijl Gallery, Austin Texas (collaborative two person)

Unrealpolitik, Co-Lab Projects, Austin, Texas

Mystery Portrait Gala, The National Portrait Gallery, London

Bosch Bash Fundraiser, Women & Their Work Gallery, Austin, Texas



Retablo Fundraiser, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas

Temporary collaborative sculpture in Complex 1, Pump Project, Austin, Texas



I Only Know Plenty, grayDUCK Gallery, Austin, Texas (solo)

Pump Project, Tiger Strikes Asteroid Satellite Space during Art Basel, Miami Florida (two person)

ArtBash, Art Alliance Austin, Texas



Contamination Pollination, Pump Project, Austin, Texas (solo)

Sehnsucht, Chalet Gallery, Commissioned by Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art

East, Pump Project, Austin, Texas

Mystery Portrait Gala, National Portrait Gallery, London



East, Pump Project Satellite Space Gallery, Austin, Texas

New British 2013, Lloyds Club, London

Defcon, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh



A Fresh Approach, Ruiz-Healy Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

Hunger and Desire, 107 Studios, San Antonio, Texas (two person show)

San Antonio Painters, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas

Red Dot, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas

Drip Dry, Southern Music Company, San Antonio, Texas

Fresh Nostalgia, Laura Moore Fine Art, McKinney, Texas (solo)



Assembly, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff (solo)

Chalet Prize, Chalet Gallery, Glasgow

Christmas Exhibition, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow

Coax Me, Chalet Gallery, Glasgow

Split MFA, Sommer & Kohl Gallery, Berlin

MFA Degree Show, Glue factory, Glasgow

Chalet Artists, Collins Gallery, Glasgow



Draft, Chalet Gallery, Glasgow

Celeste Art Prize Exhibition, Invisible Dog Gallery, New York

Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Art, London

John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize Exhibition, Liverpool

BP Portrait Award Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London (toured to Lincoln, Aberdeen, and Cardiff museums)

Hunting Prize Gala, Houston, Texas

Expo, 500x Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Two Young American Artists, The Gables, San Angelo, Texas (two person show)

Interim Show, Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow

The Chalet Invitational, Chalet Gallery, Glasgow, Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art


Interviews and publications:

Newfound 2018

Fields Magazine 2018

Conflict of Interest Volume 1, 2016 (book) 

Conflict of Interest Review

Floorr Issue 4

The Catlin Guide 2012 released at the London Art Fair (book)

500 Portraits, by Sandy Nairne, National Portrait Gallery, London 2011 (book)