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Elisabeth Pellathy

Associate Professor of New Media Art Studio
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Elisabeth Pellathy works in a variety of mediums, responding to locations, history, and social context. Tactile and digital act as metaphors for the complexity of the space in-between, the slippage of the moment. Her current studio investigations include textiles, 3D scanning and printing, and jewelry.

Often, ecological concerns as envisioned through beauty and harmony are themes in her work. Additionally, urgency in language, (in)visibility, tactility, and magnification emerge. While Pellathy’s working methodology is at times divergent, it reflects contemporary art in global times, where accessibility of information leads to variant paths, weaving, intersecting, or perhaps never meeting, yet offering a chance of discovery.

Pellathy (b. 1982, Latrobe, Pennsylvania) trained at Alfred University School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred, NY, receiving a BFA in 2005 and an MFA in electronic integrated arts in 2011.

In 2023, she was awarded a Craft Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. In 2022 Pellathy was awarded an Artist-Maker fellowship at Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library to study gold couching on textiles. Her work has been exhibited at Space One Eleven, Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Venice, IT (2019), Booth Museum, Royal Pavilion and Museums, UK (2018), Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, USA (2018), Alfred Ceramics Art Museum, USA (2017), Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture, USA (2017), Currents New Media, USA (2016), Unicorn Center for Art, China (2016) and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, USA (2011). In 2019, she was a grant reviewer for the National Endowments for the Arts (NEA).

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