Visual artist Elizabeth Stone (b. 1962, Albany, NY) explores perception, mark making and the passage of time by combining her study of photography and drawing with biology and digital technology. The duality of art and science is a strong influence and she frequently looks to the natural environment as a point of departure when considering her own place in the world and the marks she makes. Influenced by artists as diverse as Harry Callahan, Cy Twombly and Agnes Martin, she uses a strict practice to push what is expected of the photographic medium.
Her studies of place and time typically extend for years before she produces a portfolio of limited edition prints. She lives and works in rural Montana where the sky is indeed big and the grass tall.
Awards and Honors
Stone has been awarded multiple artist in residence fellowships including the Ucross Foundation, The Jentel Artist Foundation, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Virginia Center of Creative Arts and the National Park Service. These fellowships provide her with concentrated focus for creating original work while engaging in stimulating intellectual dialog with other artists.
Stone was a finalist for the Clarence John Laughlin award in 2017, nominated for the Baum Award for Emerging American Photographer in 2016 and was awarded the top Portfolio Review Prize at PhotoNOLA 2013, her first review, which resulted in a solo show at the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery in 2014. She worked as an artist in schools from two grants from the Montana Arts Council in 2011.
Solo and Group Exhibitions
Stone's work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in art museums and galleries across the country. Her images are held in both private and public collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and online blogs, including Orion Magazine, The Whitefish Review, Diffusion Annual, Lenscratch and The Curious Photo Blog.
While art making is a priority, Elizabeth has been a respected educator for over twenty years. She teaches a limited number of workshops on the creative process with fellow educator and artist Eileen Rafferty.