Rooted in the language of abstraction, Elizabeth Gilfilen’s works on paper and canvas range from sparse and elemental to densely tangled. With a searching, improvisational line, she traces remnants of what is seen and felt, building interlocked structures that teeter on the cusp of recognition. Through this spontaneous activity, the material properties of paint are put into an uneasy tension with known forms and invention. Selected solo exhibitions include Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia; The Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ and John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY. Group exhibitions include Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY; TWFineArt, Brisbane, Australia; Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY; Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT. She has been awarded a Yaddo residency, The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop SIP Fellowship and The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program.