Elizabeth King's work
combines sculpture, film, and installation. She makes objects, sets
them in motion with stop-frame film animation, then presents object
and film together to challenge the boundary between actual and virtual
space. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Hirshhorn
Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine
Arts in Houston, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Most recently, she has shown at the Meguro Museum in Tokyo, a group
exhibition entitled, "A Shriek from an Invisible Box."
She is represented by Kent Gallery in New York City (see Links).
King received BFA and MFA degrees
from the San Francisco Art Institute. She was a 1996-97 Fellow in
the Visual Arts at the Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute of Radcliffe
College. Her 1999 book Attention's Loop (A Sculptor's Reverie
on the Coexistence of Substance and Spirit), published by Harry
N. Abrams, won both a design award in the American Institute of
Graphic Arts "50 Books/50 Covers 1999" competition and
a Merit Award for Design in the 1999 New York Book Show. In February
2002, King chaired a panel at the College Art Association entitled
"The Automaton, the Homunculus and Other Artificial Beings:
Towards an Interdisciplinary History." She has just
been awarded a 2002 Guggenheim Fellowship. She
teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University as the School of the
Arts Research Professor in the Department of Sculpture.
Photo by Carlton Newton