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. Attracted to that which is dated, sentimental, and matronly, she uses painting as a site for the obsessive untangling of the past, and for the endless project of her own self-reinvention. She has participated in residencies at the Charlotte Street Foundation (Kansas City, MO ), Ox-bow (Saugatuck, MI), and Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY). Her work has been published in New American Paintings and exhibited at 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 curated the exhibited Jon Napoles: Devil City at Orlando Museum of Art (Orlando, FL).

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