Join us for an INSIGHT Art Talk with artist, Elizabeth Morisette!
Elizabeth Morisette is a fiber artist living in Fort Collins, Colo. She focuses on using the leftovers from our society and making them into art using classical fiber techniques like basket making and weaving. These works often surround a theme of environmentalism and social constructs. Morisette is a graduate of NCSU College of Design and received a MA Degree from Maryland Institute College of Art. She has been exhibiting her weavings and sculptures for 25 years. In 2020 she was featured in Hyperallergic for her work in the University of Denver’s ‘Mask’ exhibit. She has also been featured in American Craft Magazine, The Denver Post, and the New York Times. An important aspect of Morisette’s work is the use of repurposed materials. Using pieces with a history draws viewers into experience objects in a new manner. The viewer is invited to remember a time, place, or person that they once knew. Bringing Art to the Community is also an important part of Morisette’s career. She has worked as an Artist in Residence for the Maryland State Arts Council, The JCC of Greater Baltimore, Elderhaus Adult Care, Colorado State University, Fort Lewis College and The Denver Art Museum. Currently, she works as the Education Coordinator at the Museum of Art Fort Collins.