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Elizabeth Burden

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Elizabeth Burden is a multidisciplinary artist blending studio work with social practice.  She uses drawing, painting, sculpture, video, coding, mapping, and other media and processes. Her recent work focuses on three interrelated themes: (1) geographies, space, and place; (2) contemporary state and societal violences; (3) legacies and vestiges of history and historical trauma. Whether created through studio practice or through community-engaged process, the common thread that runs through all her work is to look at old narratives anew, to confront, reflect upon, shape, and transform. 

She has been an artist-in-residence at the Santa Fe Arts Institute (Revolution Residency, 2022; Truth and Reconciliation Residency, 2019), and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Trainings for the Not Yet, 2019), and was a  Mellon Projecting All Voices Fellow  at  Arizona State University (2020).

Ms. Burden holds bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Studio Art and a master’s degree in Geographic Information Science.