Elizabeth Lide is a Working Artist Project Fellow currently preparing for an exhibition in 2016.
This round of Working Artist Project was curated by Saisha Grayson, Assistant Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York.
“I was really impressed by the complexity and variety of work shared with me by the applicants for this award and am thrilled that the three artists selected will have support over the coming year to pursue their diverse practices and share them with Atlanta audiences. Olufani’s engagement with the politics of history and memory for communities of color ranges across media with an effective poeticism. Frank’s large format photographs create a monumentality for subjects and social rituals that are infrequently depicted in art, inviting viewers to think harder about their significance and meaning. Lide’s quiet dialogue with tactile materials leads her to develop intimate installations that simultaneously evoke the domestic and the archive. I look forward to seeing what they do with this opportunity.” –Saisha Grayson
About Elizabeth Lide
Elizabeth Lide has a BFA from the University of Georgia and an MFA from Georgia State University. She is a native of Winston-Salem NC. She has been awarded residences at The MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), The Hambidge Center, Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland, and with the UGA Department of Art in Cortona, Italy; and honored by the Georgia Commission on Women, Georgia Women in the Visual Arts. Her solo exhibitions have included The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta, The Arts Festival of Atlanta, La Mama in New York City, SECCA in Winston-Salem NC and Window on Gaines in Tallahassee FL. She has been a graphic and package designer for the industrial designer Raymond Loewy in New York City and design director of Art Papers magazine in Atlanta. She taught art at The Paideia School from 2004 to 2014.