Elizabeth Briel, Travel Artist

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Artist CV

Updated formal CV with details of 2012 Projects coming soon…


Artists Residency: Far western China. More info soon….

Project: Opened Studio Sicilia, a creative residency in Sicily for Artists, Writers & Creatives. Hosted first Jerome F. Cox artist, Movana Chen


Artists Residency: Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang Malaysia

Artwork: Imaginary Landscapes of Betel-Nut Island and Visions of Penang: Beyond George Town (exhibitions at Gallery 27 and China House respectively, Penang Malaysia)


Publication: of Lost & Found: Hong Kong by ThingsAsian Press I contributed photographs of Hong Kong’s offshore islands, beaches, and eccentrics for this beautifully-designed photo book.



Art Exhibition: series of Cyanotypes on clothing at the Long Bien Festival, Hanoi, Vietnam [http://www.longbienfestival.com]

Travel: Through northern Thailand, Laos & Vietnam on a pilgrimage for handmade paper to write a book with ThingsAsian Press, to be published in late 2012.

Illustration: The Paper Pilgrimage book version 1.


Publication: I illustrated the children’s book H is for Hong Kong [http://thingsasianpress.com/detail_hisforhongkong.htm]

Art Exhibition: Enduring Hong Kong at Karin Weber Gallery, Central Hong Kong

Travel: From South to North Vietnam and photographed the series Spiritual Spaces, an exploration of the many juxtapositions between religion and culture, and secular/sacred in Vietnam. This travel was funded by a grant to interview artists and update the website Images


Project/Exhibitions: Founded The Cyan Studio, a community Gallery for artists and photographers. Lamma Island, Hong Kong

Art Exhibition: Opening Exhibition at Sarasen Gallery, Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong

Painting: Faux marbling at the Venetian Macau with Live Paint, Macau/Hong Kong. Consultant, planner and painter of murals with the Hong Kong Mural Society


Project: Co-ordinated weekly photo workshops for The Angkor Photo Festival, teaching photography to local children in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Art Exhibition: Cyanotype blueprint series Bokor in Blue at the Four Seasons Bangkok


Project: Founded Cameras for Cambodia, a program to donate film cameras. With these cameras I taught photography to children in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Painting/Travel: Various commissions and murals in Busan, Korea


Project/Travel: Gave encaustic workshops in Port-au-Prince, Haiti


Project/Travel: Gave encaustic workshops in Baracoa, Cuba


Project/Exhibitions: Built communal art gallery and studios with Di Stilo Collective, Minneapolis, USA


Education/Travel: Sculpture Apprenticeship, Vicchio Arts & Culture Center, Florence, Italy

Painting: Various freelance painting projects for designer showrooms and studios, Minneapolis, USA


Projects/Travel: Worked with artists in the first Liverpool Biennial Fringe TRACEY, Workhaus Gallery Volunteer art facilitator for at-risk teenagers at Great Georges Project, Liverpool

EducationBFA in Painting, University of Minnesota, USA

GrantThanks to a UROP grant I learned how to make ancient Greco-Roman encaustic wax paints and produced a series of paintings based on Greek iconography.


Education/Travel: Certificate of French Studies, University of Strasbourg, France. Created an independent study-abroad program while a student at the University of Minnesota


b.1974, California, USA