Elizabeth Briel, Travel Artist


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Summer in Qingdao. More photos on Flickr It's good to stop every now and then to take stock of what you're doing and why, and how you managed to get there in the first place. For some of us, New …

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Visions of Penang

At my art opening at the beautiful ChinaHouse in Penang. Selected images below: George Town Festival director Joe Sidek and a friend, with some of my Cliche-Verres   The reporters came early, here's one from The Star taking photos of my …

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Imaginary Landscapes of Betel-Nut Island

A virtual exhibition of the best artwork from my Artists Residency at Universiti Sains Malaysia (Penang) Imaginary Landscapes of Betel-Nut Island from Elizabeth Briel on Vimeo. You can find out more about how I made these pieces here.   Music by …

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Layouts and Landscapes

After weeks of testing out materials, exposure times, and half-baked ideas, I'm in the final stretch of my residency here at USM (Universiti Sains Malaysia). Now I'm working on large-scale art that's building on what came before (currently on exhibition …

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Mid-Residency Exhibition

Artists have a dirty little secret: Every masterpiece you encounter in a museum was built on top of many failures. And you never see these other works. All that we see is what made the cut. If an artist is …

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How to make a Cliche-Verre Cyanotype Print

A cliche-verre is an image made with a drawn or painted negative. For one of my two series in Penang, I'm making cliche-verre negatives. I designed one with an ink sketch like this,   Then painted translucent acrylic like this, …

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A Ring of Flowers

I’ve never been one for flowers. But the Thai garlands for sale all over Bangkok – some woven with roses, others with orchids – I’ve never been able to resist. They’re a fragrant offering to the spirits that permeate homes and …

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Visiting Artist: Soofia Asad

One afternoon I scoured the Bangkok Art Map for art openings around the city. As I googled artists and gallery links, dozens of windows opened on my overheated netbook, waiting to be read, but there was one that made me pause. …

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Be an Exceptional Artist, with no Exceptions

Layers of casein paint and limewash cover the walls of my studio in Sicily. The vines were painstakingly hand-stencilled by villagers who lived in this room many years ago, who painted the walls with designs they found beautiful. I've taken …

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Girl with the Chinese Jacket

In this small Sicilian town of Cianciana, I’m known as “The American with the Chinese jacket.” Around these parts, black is la moda Italiana, and my vintage red jacket sticks out (even if I don’t as I do in Asia). …

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