Elizabeth Kirby Sullivan
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About

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Raised by artistically bent parents, I started seriously painting when I was 15.  By age 17 I was studying with Parsons Paris school, working on both realist and abstracted work.  While there I became obsessed with the local graffiti scene, and upon returning to the States I began painting graffiti as well.  A lot of my contemporaries were more graffiti-writer-turned-artist, but I've always considered myself to be an artist-turned-graffiti-writer.  I am drawn to the gestural abstraction in both graffiti and modern art, I'd even argue graffiti to be a blend of pop art and abstract expressionism.  The violence and velocity in this kind of mark making is what makes graffiti and abstract expression worth looking at.  I like to tease out aspects of my graffiti work and bring it into my gallery work-the wild immediacy of graffiti is quickly lost when transported into a gallery space fully formed.  My latest body of work look to tie in my latest interest in cave painting and how it relates to modern graffiti sensibilities.

 
 

ZBY Gallery

24 New Derby St #5

Salem, Ma 01971

 
 

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Available for murals, or painting/print commissions.

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Exhibition History:

ZBY Gallery
Salem, Ma
May 2016-Current

"Punk" Mural
Punk & Poet
South Boston
August 2017

"Running Herd" Mural
Pick Up Modern
Lynn, Ma
July 2017

Melange
Lot F Gallery
Boston Ma
June 2016

Pour & Scratch
Coastal Living Gallery
Wickford Ri
October 2014

Edge of Knowledge
Frame 301 Gallery
Beverly MA
Dec 2013-Jan 2014

Bella Luna
Jamaica Plain, Ma
August 2013-December 2013

ZBY Gallery
Rocky Neck, Gloucester MA
May-October 2013

Winter Salad Group Show
Lot F
Boston,MA
December 2012

Four Group Show
Lot F
Boston, MA
November 2012

Salad 3.0 Group Show
Lot F
Boston, MA
Decemeber 2011

Abstract This!
Helltown Workshop
Provincetown, MA
September 2011

The Dogwood Café
Jamaica Plain, MA
July/August 2011

Closed Casket Group Show
Lot F/Good Life
Boston, MA
October 30 2010

“X” Marks the Spot Group Show
John Mullen’s Studio
50 Eldridge St
New York, NY
March 2010

BFA Thesis Show
East Hall Gallery
Pratt Institute
Brooklyn, NY
March 2010

Education:

Pratt Institute
Painting
2008-2010

Painting workshop with Hugh O’Donnell
Summer 2007

Pacific Northwest College of Art
Metals/Welding
Spring 2006

Penland School of Crafts
Jewelry with Marjorie Simon
Spring 2004

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Drawing/Painting/Sculpture
Fall 2002, 2004

Penland School of Crafts
Sculpture workshop with Barbra Cooper
Summer 2004

Parsons Paris School
Painting/Drawing
Summer 1999

Work History:

Co-owner of ZBY Gallery
Artists' Row/Salem Ma
May 2017-Current

Co-owner of ZBY Gallery
Rocky Neck Artist Colony/Gloucester, MA
May 2013-October 2014

Savannah Spirit
CultureFix
New York, NY
Assistant
Summer 2010
www.Culturefixny.com

David Gibson
Article Projects/ArtStomp
New York, NY Intern/Assistant
www.Articleprojects.blogspot.com
March 2010-January 2011

Janet Echelman Inc
Brookline MA
Studio/Personal Assistant
www.echelman.com

Pacific Northwest College of Art
Portland, OR
Metal Department
Assistant Fall 2006

Garret McCarthy
Mural Painter
Henderson Harbor, NY
Assistant
www.Garretmccarthy.com
April 2005- August 2005

Sarah Krepp
Painter
Chicago, Il
Studio Assistant
www.sarahkrepp.com
Fall 2004

 

 

Edge of Knowledge
Frame 301 Gallery
Beverly MA
Dec 2013-Jan 2014
Bella Luna
Jamaica Plain, Ma
August 2013-December 2013
ZBY Gallery
Rocky Neck, Gloucester MA
May-October 2013
Winter Salad Group Show
Lot F
Boston,MA
December 2012
Four Group Show
Lot F
Boston, MA
November 2012
Salad 3.0 Group Show
Lot F
Boston, MA
Decemeber 2011
Abstract This!
Helltown Workshop
Provincetown, MA
September 2011
The Dogwood Café
Jamaica Plain, MA
July/August 2011
Closed Casket Group Show
Lot F/Good Life
Boston, MA
October 30 2010
“X” Marks the Spot Group Show
John Mullen’s Studio
50 Eldridge St
New York, NY
March 25 2010
BFA Thesis Show
East Hall Gallery
Pratt Institute
Brooklyn, NY
March 8 2010
Education:
Pratt Institute
Painting
2008-2010
Painting workshop with Hugh O’Donnell
Summer 2007
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Metals/Welding
Spring 2006
Penland School of Crafts
Jewelry with Marjorie Simon
Spring 2004
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Drawing/Painting/Sculpture
Fall 2002, 2004
Penland School of Crafts
Sculpture workshop with Barbra Cooper
Summer 2004
Parsons Paris School
Painting/Drawing
Summer 1999
Work History:
Co-owner of ZBY Gallery
Rocky Neck Artist Colony in Gloucester, MA
May 2013-Present
Savannah Spirit
CultureFix
New York, NY
Assistant
Summer 2010
www.Culturefixny.com
David Gibson
Article Projects/ArtStomp
New York, NY Intern/Assistant
www.Articleprojects.blogspot.com
March 2010-January 2011
Janet Echelman Inc
Brookline MA
Studio/Personal Assistant
www.echelman.com
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Portland, OR
Metal Department
Assistant Fall 2006
Garret McCarthy
Mural Painter
Henderson Harbor, NY
Assistant
www.Garretmccarthy.com
April 2005- August 2005
Sarah Krepp
Painter
Chicago, Il
Studio Assistant
www.sarahkrepp.com
Fall 2004