Elizabeth Morisette

FORT COLLINS, COLORADO

Elizabeth Morisette
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

  Elizabeth Morisette is a 1994 graduate of North Carolina State University College of Design and recieved a Masters Degree from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2007.  She has been exhibiting her weavings and sculptures throughout the country for twenty years.  This Summer her work was featured in a solo show at Addison/Ripley Gallery in Washington, DC.  She was also featured in the April/May 2008 issue of American Craft Magazine and an April 2009 article in The New York Times.   

Bringing art to the Community is an important part of Morisette’s career.  She has worked as an Artist in Residence for the Maryland Arts Council Artists in Education program, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, Elderhaus Adult Care, and the Greenbelt (MD) Community Center.  Last year, Morisette traveled to Durango, Colorado to work with the students at Fort Lewis College as a Visiting Artist. 
You can read about her Community Arts projects online at elmorisette.blogspot.com

ARTIST STATEMENT

  I create artwork that responds to the society in which we live. My work is created with recycled or repurposed materials. These materials appeal to me because they each have a history. This history often draws viewers in to experience these often common objects in a new manner.  Artist and craftspeople have always been drawn to the materials ‘at hand’. My work explores what kind of materials we find ‘at hand’ in the twenty-first century and how they reflect our society.

ELIZABETH MORISETTE

b. 1971, Mountain Home, Idaho
Lives and works in Fort Collins, Colorado

EDUCATION
  • 2007Maryland Institute College of Art, MA
  • 2004Haystack Mountain School of Craft
  • 1994North Carolina State College of Design, BA
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2013re:visit, Addison/Ripley Gallery
  • 2013Tried & True, Fort Lewis College
  • 2011Zipadeedoodah, Kansas City Artist Coalition
  • 2010Varied, Wild Thyme Art Gallery
  • 2009ReCollections, Harmony Hall Arts center
  • 2006ReCollections, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Art
  • 2005ReCollections, Penninsula Fine Arts Center
  • 2005ReCollections, Abington Arts Center
  • 2005ReCollections, Steifel Arts Center
  • 2004ReCollections, Community Arts Center Penn State Altoona
  • 2001Wallflowers, Carroll County Arts Council
  • 1997Elizabeth Morisette, Theatre Arts Gallery
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2012Fiber Arts, Poudre River Arts Gallery
  • 2011Art of Our Century, Woodbury Art Museum
  • 20114 Real 4 Faux, Truman State University Gallery
  • 2010Fiber: Twenty ten, Foundry Art Center
  • 2009Loose Ends, Lincoln Center Art Gallery
  • 2009Colorado Open 2009, Foothills Art Center
  • 2008Bead International, Dairy Barn Art Center
  • 2007The Handmaking, Abington Arts Center
  • 2006From the Junkyard to the Frontyard, Ellipse Art Center
  • 2005Handcrafted, Rocky Mount Art Center
  • 2004In 2 Words, Torpedo Factory Art Gallery
  • 2003Art Rethreads, All Points Gallery
  • 2001Nothing New, Textile Center of Minnesota
  • 1997Spotlight 97, Hickory Museum of Art
  • 1996You Floor Me, Goldsboro Arts Center
  • 1994His Pots Her Rugs, Gallery A
AWARDS
  • 2007Individual Arts Grant, Prince George's Arts Council
  • 2006Juror's Award, MNCPPC
  • 2005Blaustein Fellowship, MICA
RESIDENCIES
  • 1998Martyland State Artist in School Residency
check out my blog for more current info!~ elmorisette.blogspot.com