Elizabeth Duffy is a multidisciplinary artist whose work engages practices of sculpture, installation, drawing, craft and photo to mine the revelatory in the overlooked. Her work is influenced by feminist art, an itinerant way of life, and the confluence of art with everyday life.
Duffy has exhibited widely including at the Drawing Center, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, White Columns, DM Contemporary, Dam Stuhltrager Gallery, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, Nikolai Fine Art, Wave Hill, The Islip Museum, Hunter College Leubsdorf Gallery and Muriel Guépin Gallery. She has held residencies at the Sirius Art Centre in Ireland (2015), the Bogliasco Foundation/Liguria Center for the Arts and Humanities in Bogliasco, Italy (2012), the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council on Governors Island (2012), the Corporation of Yaddo, where she was awarded the Louise Bourgeois Residency (2010, 2000), the MacDowell Colony (2005, 2004. 2003, 2002), the Vermont Studio Center (1997), and Ragdale (2004, 2003). In 2013, she was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant at the Bard Graduate Center to research American Material Culture in 19th Century New York. She is also the recipient of awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, where she was Felisssimo Honoree (2001), the Pollock Krasner Foundation (2001), and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (2010).
Duffy’s work is in the collections of The Chipstone Foundation, Deutsche Bank, Fidelity Investments, the Heard Museum, Dartmouth College Rauner Special Collections Library, and in numerous private collections. Her work has been written about in the New York Times, Art News, Art on Paper, the Boston Globe, the Village Voice, and many other publications. She received her MFA from CUNY Brooklyn College and studied art at the New York Studio School, Hunter College and Rutgers College. She lives and works in Providence, RI and teaches in the Art Department at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.