Author Archives: Elizabeth

San Francisco Studio

Above an experimental artspace and restaurant in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood are art studios like this one. It's where I'll be spending most days this July, making paints from the ash of semiprecious stones, mixing them with spike …

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Chinese Blueprints

              A post shared by Elizabeth Briel (@ebrielart) on Jun 13, 2018 at 4:38am PDT Often uniqueness lies in mistakes, in physical strain, or the unexpected. One square cm of my original sharks fin …

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Slices of Memories

    A post shared by Elizabeth Briel (@ebrielart) on May 28, 2018 at 10:24pm PDT Artists can never predict what materials will inspire them. These green and brown squares are sliced from a block of Aleppo soap I bought …

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Painting Climate Change

    A post shared by Elizabeth Briel (@ebrielart) on May 27, 2018 at 6:19am PDT As a meteorologist told me devastating stories of climate change and showed me the graphs to prove it, I followed the shape of the …

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Cruel Luxuries 2: Taipei

My recent residency at Treasure Hill Artist Village culminated in an exhibition. This incarnation incorporated 20 meters of silk printed with sharks fins, music from the last castrato opera singer (recorded in 1902), and images from the artist's father's life as a young …

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Cruel Luxuries in South Island Arts District

A recent exhibition was an opportunity to share Cruel Luxuries in a new context           A post shared by Elizabeth Briel (@ebrielart) on Mar 14, 2018 at 7:21am PDT   Installing the artwork in a warehouse …

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Cruel Luxuries at Blue Lotus Gallery

Photo by Jin Heng This Saturday 16th December you're welcome to come by Blue Lotus Gallery at 4pm for an encounter with Cruel Luxuries. Each time is an experiment, with more layers of sound and material. More info here Hope to see you there.

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Cruel Luxuries Hong Kong [beta]

Photo by Marcel Hejinen On 1st and 2nd December, the Cheung Chau Wave festival hosted the first stage of my project Cruel Luxuries. It's an exploration of the cruelty behind many of humanity's highest or luxurious art forms, from large (the Pyramids) to small (cochineal to produce organic red dye). …

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Lost and Found: Beijing

Out now: a photo book I edited for ThingsAsian Press. Lost and Found: Beijing is a portrait of a city by five photographers. Each brings a different perspective to the Chinese capital.         Cover of Lost and …

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Athens21: Re-frieze-ing

The Athens21: Re-frieze-ing project is a seventy-five meter portrait of the city created with silhouettes of Athens residents from all walks of life, who are bringing their city into the 21st century. Most prints were made with Melissa Network, several …

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