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Elizabeth Sowell-Zak

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20121112181734-e_sowell_zak_temporalexpression_web
Temporal Expression, 2007 Oil on Canvas, Tetra Tych 52.5"H X 36"W © 2007
20130612114026-esowellzak_maureen_seated12x12_72
Maureen Seated, 2013 Oil on Canvas 12 X 12 " © 2012
20130612114226-esowellzak_maureen_reclining12x12_72
Maureen Reclining, 2013 Oil on Canvas 12 X 12" © 2013
20131211060739-esowellzak_colorado_quarry_straight_up
Colorado Quarry (Straight Up), 2008-10 Oil on Canvas 30"H X 40"W © 2008
20131211051809-elizabeth_sowellzak_citygrind_snkr_ptg
City Grind, sneaker ptg, 2012 Oil on Treated Paper 18'H X 24'W © 2012
20131211052747-esowellzak_sneaker_painting_you_are__you_are_you_are__huh__dsc_0017
Are you? Are you? Are you? Huh? Snkr Ptg, 2012 Oil on Canvas, Snkr Ptg 54" H X 68"W © 2013
20121015233916-journey_stopping_in
Journey: STOPPING IN, 2008 Digital Photography/ Sculpture 24"H X 36"W © 2008
20121015234131-journey_night_at_the_drive_in_1
Journey: Night at the Drive-In, 2007 Compiled Photograph/ Sculpture 24"H X 42"W © 2007
20130512032939-e_sowellzak_getting_to_know_you72
Getting to Know You, 2013 Oil on Canvas 10 X10 © 2013
20121015235224-journey_reflection_of_gone_fishing_expedition_2
Journey Reflections of a Gone Fishing Expedition#2, 2007 Compiled Photograph and Sculpture 24"H X 36"W © 2007
20130706205950-elizabethsowellzak_web_we_weave72
Web We Weave I, 2013 Compiled Photograph 18'H X 24"W © 2013
20131211063147-elizabeth_sowellzak_citygrind_snkr_ptg
City Grind, 2012 Oil on Canvas, Snkr Ptg 18" X 24" © 2012
20131211065806-elizabethsowellzak_web_we_weave
Web We Weave, 2013 Compiled Photograph 18'H X 24"W © 2013
20131211070734-dare_to_dive2
DARE TO DIVE, 2008 Oil on Canvas 5" H X 5" W © 2008
20131211072536-elizabethsowellzak-anxiety-2012-20x24
Anxiety/ Destressed, 2013 Oil on Canvas 18" H X 24"W © 2013
20131211075304-elizabeth_sowellzak_choice_schlepping__the_troops
Choice/Schepping_the _Troops, 2005-2010 Oil on Canvas 72'H X 42"W © 2005
20110616160024-windsofchangeinstallationesowellzak2011
Winds Of Change...The Installation, June 16th Bags and Mixed Media Installation Room Sized © March 1st 2011
20110905203659-e_sowellzak_whirlwind
Whirl Wind, 2011 Installation Adjusts to Room Sized © 2011
20110227011932-windsofchangeesowellzakpost
Winds of Change, 2007-2010 Tetra Tych, Oil on Canvas 72"h X 108'H © 2007 and 2010
20121113142745-dailystrength_inthedoor
Through the Door, 2005 Oil on Canvas 50"H X 38"W © 2005
20110117040222-esowellzak
Schlepping the Troops, 2005-2010 Oil on Canvas 72"H X 42"W © 2005
20110117041042-esowellzak
Gathering Sustanance, 2005-2010 Oil on Canvas 66"H X 42" W © 2005/2010
20110117041941-es0wellzak
Hangin' Out, 2005-2010 Oil on Canvas 72"H X 42"W © 2005/2010
20110117042151-esowellzak
Tough Love, 2005-2010 Oil on Canvas 60"H X 42"W © 2005/2010
20110117044109-esowellzakontheway
On the Way, 2005-2010 Oil on Canvas 72"H X 42"W © 2005/2010
20110227014000-after1_the_bus2005-10esowellzakdailystrength2a
After the Bus, 2005-2010 Oil on Canvas 58"H X 36"W © 2005/2010
20121112182313-power_at_work
Power At Work #1 to #4, 2010 Oil on Canvas 5"h X 23"w © 2007
20121112182539-poweratwork5to8
Power At Work #5 to #8, 2007 Oil on Canvas 5" X 23" X 1.2 Inches © 2007
20121116081140-poweratwork9to12
Power At Work #9 to #12, 2007 Oil on Canvas 5"h X 23"W © 2007
20121111191413-crystal_in_repose
Crystal In Repose, 2010 Oil on Canvas 12"h X 16"w © 2010
20121116071619-dare_to_dive2
Dare to Dive ll, 2011 Oil on Canvas 24" X 24" X 1.75" Inches © 2011
20120711094353-e_sowell_zak0321_anxiety_2012_oiloncanvas72
Anxiety, March 2012 Oil on Canvas 20" H X 24'w © march 2012
20121112181431-offdutyjj
Off Duty II, 2009 Oil on Canvas 24"h X 20"w © 2009
20121105220253-e_sowellzak_illumination_a_key_west_sunset
Illumination; Key West Sunset, 2010 Oil on Canvas 36" H X 24" W © 2010
20121015231449-journey_basking_
JOURNEY PHOTO: Basking, 2007 Digital Photography/ Sculpture 24" H X 36" W © 2007
20121015232239-journey_taking_it_in
Journey Photo: Taking It In/ On the Edge, 2007 Digital Photography/ Sculpture 24" H X 36" W © 2007
20121002095303-openforum72
Open Forum, 2007 Mixed Media 7.3 X 10.8 X 5.88 Inches © 2007
20121227154418-e_sowellzak_of_the_earthartslant
Of the Earth Number 2, 2007 Mixed Media, Grapefruit Skins, Wire, Etc... 13.75”h X 18”w X 11.5”d © copyright 2007
20121113143131-journey9princeofthehood_leather_twine
Of the Hood, 2008 Mixed: Leather, Twine, Wood, Cardboard... 4,5" X 6.5" X 5" Inches © 2008
20121002091541-esowellzakjourneyinvisibleprince
Invisible Prince, 2008 Mixed Medium 3.75" H X 2.75"w © 2008
20121113143732-8journey10walkingoneggshells
Walking on Egg Shells, 2008 Mixed: Egg Shells, Poly Fibre, Aluminum, Steel... 16.25"H X 17"W X 15"D © 2008
20121002092406-journey7liberationandcontention
Liberation and Contention Mixed Medium 28 X 13.75 X 14.75 Inches
20140320181121-esowellzak_uprooting_change
20140320181203-esowellzak_uprooting_change
Uprooting Change, 2012 Mixed-media Drawing 18"H X 24"W © 2012
20151015075925-offdutysaturday
OFF DUTY SATURDAY, 2008-12 Oil on Canvas 24 H X 20 W © 2008
20151015080949-the_conversation_sm
THE CONVERSATION, 2012-13 Oil on Canvas 24 H X 20 W © 2012
20160426032031-sowell-zak__elizabeth__anxiety__oil_on_canvas
Anxiety, 2012 Painting © 2012
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Birth year
1953
Lives in
New Jersey
Works in
New York and NewJersey
Schools
Montclair State University, 2003, BA
Montclair State Uiversity, 2007, MFA
Tags
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
Statement

ELIZABETH SOWELL-ZAK

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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