Photo by Lean Timms.
In her found image and gouache works, Elizabeth explores relationships, between people, between colors, and the play between both. She searches vintage magazines to find figures that can express the colorful world she imagines. They are transformed to exude energy and strength through the movement and compositions of her painted, layered, colorful shapes. Each piece encapsulates Elizabeth's emotions like a diary of her anxieties, desires, and pleasures and she exposes them to the viewer.
Elizabeth Amento was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She returned to the East Coast to attend Boston College for Studio Art and Psychology, Brandeis University for a Post-Baccalaureate in Studio Art, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University for her Masters in Fine Arts. Elizabeth’s work has been exhibited in Mighty Tieton Gallery, Washington, Baton Rouge Gallery, Louisiana, Arena 1 Gallery, California, Modified Arts, Arizona, Melvin Gallery, Florida, Boston Young Contemporaries, Massachusetts, among others. Her work is featured in Index Book’s Cut out for Collage. Elizabeth currently resides in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA.