Elizabeth Tinglof, a Los Angeles based artist received her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design and is currently an MFA candidate at California State University Northridge. She is recently the recipient of the Hans Burkhardt Memorial Scholarship and the CSUN Arts Council Award. Elizabeth is also the CSUN Art Department Spotlight Artist for her volunteer photo documentation of the Gulf Oil Spill and has just returned from Haiti where she was offered the opportunity to document the after effects of last year’s earthquake. She has exhibited her work locally for several years and has now added teaching to her studio practice.
Using processes that are unpredictable, I create objects that embody the conflict between synthetic and natural elements until they are barely recognizable. These tactile and layered abstractions function as metaphorical investigations of the struggle between ecological and psychological environments, artificial and real, unconscious and conscious. Whether dramatically transforming an environment, manipulating digitally captured imagery and sound or combining contrary elements, I draw and repel the viewer with a variety of media. Reconciliation of our seduction by these unnatural substances becomes an examination of the losses that happen everyday and go unnoticed.