Elizabeth West is an emerging, interdisciplinary artist, living and working in Wisconsin. Her roots are in ceramics, in which she received her degree at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse. During and after her time in school, West assisted and taught ceramics classes at the UWL Art Department, The Phipps in Hudson, WI, and in NC at a residency through The Bascom: A Center for Visual Art. Her time in North Carolina expanded her knowledge and understanding of clay and introduced her to the cultural and social impact that functional ceramics possess. This sparked her current exploration of functionality and how objects influence us in personal, historical and social contexts.
Since branching into digital photography and video performance, West has been exhibited across the U.S. including VisArts Center, Rockville, MD; Annemarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, MD; Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT; and No. 7 Center Gallery, Vermillion, SD.
West is also part of the collective, Polyester Projects
, which in early 2022 had their exhibition Searching for the Absurd,
at The Phipps in Hudson, WI.
She also co-founded WHAT Art Gallery
in 2021 in St. Croix Falls, WI, which features local, national, and international artists. West assists WHAT in engaging with the community by facilitating artist talks and other special events.