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