Elizabeth Matthews lives in Virginia and was born and raised in Utah, spending most of her life in the Salt Lake Valley. She received an M.Ed. from Utah State University and a BFA from Brigham Young University. Her work has recently been recognized with awards at the Springville Museum of Art and Utah Valley University’s Woodbury Gallery and solo exhibit awards at Finch Lane Gallery and Bountiful Davis Art Center.
In my work, I place inanimate objects in unexpected settings which often reference art historical compositions in order to simulate what I consider to be under examined human experience. My paintings explore rich human themes that are under examined such as domestic violence, prejudice, illness, aging and loss, as well as humor and enlightenment.