Elizabeth Sowell-Zak

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Temporal Expression, 2007 Oil on Canvas, Tetra Tych 52.5"H X 36"W © 2007
Maureen Seated, 2013 Oil on Canvas 12 X 12 " © 2012
Maureen Reclining, 2013 Oil on Canvas 12 X 12" © 2013
Colorado Quarry (Straight Up), 2008-10 Oil on Canvas 30"H X 40"W © 2008
City Grind, sneaker ptg, 2012 Oil on Treated Paper 18'H X 24'W © 2012
Are you? Are you? Are you? Huh? Snkr Ptg, 2012 Oil on Canvas, Snkr Ptg 54" H X 68"W © 2013
Journey: STOPPING IN, 2008 Digital Photography/ Sculpture 24"H X 36"W © 2008
Journey: Night at the Drive-In, 2007 Compiled Photograph/ Sculpture 24"H X 42"W © 2007
Getting to Know You, 2013 Oil on Canvas 10 X10 © 2013
Journey Reflections of a Gone Fishing Expedition#2, 2007 Compiled Photograph and Sculpture 24"H X 36"W © 2007
Web We Weave I, 2013 Compiled Photograph 18'H X 24"W © 2013
City Grind, 2012 Oil on Canvas, Snkr Ptg 18" X 24" © 2012
Web We Weave, 2013 Compiled Photograph 18'H X 24"W © 2013
DARE TO DIVE, 2008 Oil on Canvas 5" H X 5" W © 2008
Anxiety/ Destressed, 2013 Oil on Canvas 18" H X 24"W © 2013
Choice/Schepping_the _Troops, 2005-2010 Oil on Canvas 72'H X 42"W © 2005
Winds Of Change...The Installation, June 16th Bags and Mixed Media Installation Room Sized © March 1st 2011
Whirl Wind, 2011 Installation Adjusts to Room Sized © 2011
Winds of Change, 2007-2010 Tetra Tych, Oil on Canvas 72"h X 108'H © 2007 and 2010
Through the Door, 2005 Oil on Canvas 50"H X 38"W © 2005
Schlepping the Troops, 2005-2010 Oil on Canvas 72"H X 42"W © 2005
Gathering Sustanance, 2005-2010 Oil on Canvas 66"H X 42" W © 2005/2010
Hangin' Out, 2005-2010 Oil on Canvas 72"H X 42"W © 2005/2010
Tough Love, 2005-2010 Oil on Canvas 60"H X 42"W © 2005/2010
On the Way, 2005-2010 Oil on Canvas 72"H X 42"W © 2005/2010
After the Bus, 2005-2010 Oil on Canvas 58"H X 36"W © 2005/2010
Power At Work #1 to #4, 2010 Oil on Canvas 5"h X 23"w © 2007
Power At Work #5 to #8, 2007 Oil on Canvas 5" X 23" X 1.2 Inches © 2007
Power At Work #9 to #12, 2007 Oil on Canvas 5"h X 23"W © 2007
Crystal In Repose, 2010 Oil on Canvas 12"h X 16"w © 2010
Dare to Dive ll, 2011 Oil on Canvas 24" X 24" X 1.75" Inches © 2011
Anxiety, March 2012 Oil on Canvas 20" H X 24'w © march 2012
Off Duty II, 2009 Oil on Canvas 24"h X 20"w © 2009
Illumination; Key West Sunset, 2010 Oil on Canvas 36" H X 24" W © 2010
JOURNEY PHOTO: Basking, 2007 Digital Photography/ Sculpture 24" H X 36" W © 2007
Journey Photo: Taking It In/ On the Edge, 2007 Digital Photography/ Sculpture 24" H X 36" W © 2007
Open Forum, 2007 Mixed Media 7.3 X 10.8 X 5.88 Inches © 2007
Of the Earth Number 2, 2007 Mixed Media, Grapefruit Skins, Wire, Etc... 13.75”h X 18”w X 11.5”d © copyright 2007
Of the Hood, 2008 Mixed: Leather, Twine, Wood, Cardboard... 4,5" X 6.5" X 5" Inches © 2008
Invisible Prince, 2008 Mixed Medium 3.75" H X 2.75"w © 2008
Walking on Egg Shells, 2008 Mixed: Egg Shells, Poly Fibre, Aluminum, Steel... 16.25"H X 17"W X 15"D © 2008
Liberation and Contention Mixed Medium 28 X 13.75 X 14.75 Inches
Uprooting Change, 2012 Mixed-media Drawing 18"H X 24"W © 2012
OFF DUTY SATURDAY, 2008-12 Oil on Canvas 24 H X 20 W © 2008
THE CONVERSATION, 2012-13 Oil on Canvas 24 H X 20 W © 2012
Anxiety, 2012 Painting © 2012
Quick Facts
New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Birth year
Lives in
New Jersey
Works in
New York and NewJersey
Montclair State University, 2003, BA
Montclair State Uiversity, 2007, MFA
post-feminist, feminism, narrative, comtemporary, abstract, figurative, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, performance, conceptual, pop, realism, landscape, surrealism, modern, traditional, photography, digital, graffiti/street-art, exhibition/performance, photo


Elizabeth Sowell-Zak is an internationally exhibiting, award-winning artist, experimenting in a multi-disciplinary practice (painting, sculpture, installation, photography…etc.) The surrounding social and cultural environments, as well as the internal and exterior landscape inspires her work. Born in the suburbs of New Jersey where she earned a Masters Degree in Fine Art, 2007, from Montclair State University. She currently resides in Monmouth County, New Jersey and works there and in New York City.

Bodies of Work:

DAILY STRENGTH: Almost life size conceptual paintings depicting mothers in the throws of schlepping and idea of women as container for procreation.

POWER AT WORK: A comedic body of work inspired by a strong interest in body language and meaning that is innately and universally readable and understood between people that may solidify or contradict the image we want to project into the world about ourselves.

JOURNEY, the SCULPTURE, a part of a body of work inspired by the ongoing process of living and the influences we carry with us from the past as well as the effect of gender, race, and any other difference. In the end, we are all “Human,” connected, and moving forward.

JOURNEY, the PHOTOGRAPHS, are part of a body of work that have been created to reflect an autobiographical process of living, as the sculptures were carried with me and placed in environments in which I found myself.

JOURNEY: The PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPERIMENT, has been one that came about when thinking of the many layers of my personal life (as mother, wife, artist, etc.) and thinking about the connection with others beyond life’s circumstance. The physical process of the photography places the original work, ever present, as part of the current work much the same as our history is ever present in our (DNA, family tradition, culture, etc.) universal connection to others. 

NUDE TO PERSONALITY: a different type of figurative work. It is a body of work, which transitions the model from an objectified nude to an individual of personality of distinct character.

ON CULTURE: is a body of work that is multi-media and reflects a personal view of the way we more often connect through electronic means. 

WINDS OF CHANGE, INSTALLATION: An Installed work that responds to the upheaval in redefining identity and the necessity of the journey to make change. Using bags containers, a reflection of myself, a woman, a biological container and as a container of my own power to create change along with the temporal havoc that accompanies change.

As the progress of time passes, change takes place with the deterioration of the old allowing space for the progress of the new. A time based piece, the installation will be photographed from inception to completion and to decline. As the cycle of change continues, it gives inspiration and progressive way to the next evolution.

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