Visual artist Elizabeth Stone (b. 1962, Albany, NY) is propelled by the exploration of perception and perspective, materials and the evolution of process. The duality of art and science is a strong influence as she combines her studies of photography and drawing with biology. 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 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 recently awarded the Montana Fellowship in 2019 from the LEAW Foundation for a residency at the Virginia Center of Creative Art. She was also 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.