Elizabeth Burritt


In(ter)sect Series


The sculpture that I make investigates themes related to our relationship with nature- the ways in which we strive to understand it scientifically and the ways we aim to represent it. The pieces from the In(ter)sect series are hybrid insects composed of various parts of actual species, sourced from reality, yet composed fictitiously.


In one sense, these interventions may represent certain attitudes about ecological solutions- i.e. altering nature to accommodate humans instead of altering our own behavior.  In another, these pieces may speak about hybridity as natural phenomena that defy taxonomical systems of understanding and truth, and question our ability to comprehend and control the environment around us.


I consider these pieces hybrids between actual specimens and entomological drawings / engravings that have both been historical modes of cataloging and possessing the natural world through a scientific lens.

Education
2007    B.F.A Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, BC Canada
2002    Diploma, Illustration, Sheridan College, ON Canada
1999    Certificate Art Fundamentals, Sheridan College, ON Canada

Group Exhibitions
2008    Circle Craft Scholarship Exhibition- Vancouver
2008    Figurative Ceramics –Selections from the Permanent Collection- Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
2008    Woodfire Ceramics - Selections from the Permanent Collection, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
2007    Craftshow-Reminiscent Inventions Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, BC
2007    University of Washington Exchange Exhibition, Seattle
2007    Featured monthly emerging artist- April, BC Potters Guild
2006    Inhabitation, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver

Collections
2008    Figurative Ceramics –Selections from the Permanent Collection- Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
2008    Woodfire Ceramics - Selections from the Permanent Collection, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
2007    Craftshow-Reminiscent Inventions Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, BC

Publications
DPI Magazine- Interview and photos-Taiwan, June 2008
Vancouver Lifestyles Magazine Shopping Guide- Summer 2007
BC Potters Guild Newsletter, - Auction Announcement (photograph), Feb 2007
Featured Artist Diesel Jeans New Art www.diesel.com