Elizabeth Allen-Cannon is an artist working primarily in painting and collage. Her work explores the amorphous and unstable qualities of feminine stereotypes, as well as constructions of feminine authorship and selfhood. Often dated, sentimental, and matronly, her paintings are sites for the obsessive untangling of the past, and for the endless project of self-reinvention as a means to achieve emotional autonomy. She has participated in residencies at the Charlotte Street Foundation and Ox-bow. Her work has been exhibited in New American Paintings, Nationale (Portland, OR), Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center (Chicago, IL), and Carthage College (Kenosha, WI). In 2015, her artist book Native Tongues was acquired by the Artist Book Library at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Most recently, she was a Post-MFA Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago.