Elizabeth Garvey creates mixed media assemblages from natural materials and found objects. While she has a background in book arts and textile arts, she is mainly self-taught for sculpture. She dislocates natural elements and places them into everyday human experience and vice-versa. Her current work is based on Selkies --mythological creatures that shape-shift from seals when they are in the ocean to humans when they are on land.
Recent shows include a solo show at Gordon Parks Gallery in Saint Paul, MN; group shows at Instinct Art Gallery in Minneapolis, MN; and the Arrowhead Regional Biennial at the Duluth Art Institute in Duluth, MN. Garvey lives and works in Saint Paul, MN. Relatively new on the twin cities art scene, she is emerging as an artist to watch.