Elizabeth Duffy is a Providence-based artist from Tachikawa, Japan. She creates installations using security envelope patterns to evoke the domestic house museums she once imagined as home or the alienation of furniture showrooms. Duffy’s solo exhibitions include Overlander, Salve Regina University Gallery, Newport (2012); Draw On, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield (2011); and Clean Start, Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn (2006). Her group exhibitions include Day Job, The Drawing, Center, New York City and Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Lancaster (2010-2012); Hands On: Process of Sculpture, Delaware College of Art and Design, Wilmington (2011); and Stuck Up, The Islip Art Museum, Islip, New York (2010).
Duffy has been awarded residencies by Yaddo (2000, 2010) and The MacDowell Colony (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005), a NYFA Fellowship (2001) and the Pollock Krasner Foundation Award (2001). Publications include The Village Voice, The New York Times, Art on Paper, and Artnews. Duffy received her M.F.A. from Brooklyn College and her B.A. from Rutgers College.
During her Swing Space residency at Governors Island, Duffy will develop installations using sources from the grand homes on the island and the patterns from security envelopes of corporations across the bay.
Image credit: courtesy of the artist