Elizabeth Orr

26 March – 24 April 2021

Photos: Flavio Palasciano

Artist Statement

I believe that a methodology of thought can be materialized in art- how it is made, moved, and how formal qualities of an art practice dictate a means to an end. An interdisciplinary artist, I work through a research and a project-based studio practice, which involves an interrogation into feminism, philosophy, and representation. My work often takes the form of sculptures, single-channel videos, and installation. My goal as an artist is to celebrate art’s potential to represent complicated subjectivities, positions, time, and movement; working with this potential to make projects that hold complex meaning and transcend set genres. 

Elizabeth Orr (*1984, Los Angeles, CA, USA) Orr’s work has shown internationally including recent solo exhibitions: “Spirits in Rotations,” RPFA, Los Angeles, CA, 2020, “Vivid” Pylon, Dresden, NY, 2018, “Our Hallway is Surrounded,” Bodega, NY, NY, 2017. She has given talks at institutions internationally including Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 2018, Bard College, 2018, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL, 2017, Triangle Art Association, NY, NY, 2016, Swiss Institute, New York, NY, 2016, and Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 2017.

Her videos have screened with Art in General, NY, NY 2018, Caro Sposo, Paris, FR, 2018, Tranzit Display, Prague, CZ, 2018, Santarcangelo Festival, Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy, 2017, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, Georgia, 2015. Her video works have been commissioned by The Harvard Carpenter Center, Cambridge, MA, and MOCAtv, Los Angeles, CA.

In 2018 she received a Public Affairs Grant Program, from the US Embassy and in 2016 she won the MAAF NYC award for her video MT RUSH (2016). She has taken part in various residency programs including EMPAC, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY) Shandaken (New York), Bemis Center (Omaha, Nebraska), Real Time & Space (Oakland, CA), and Recess (NY, NY).

Orr manages the estate of her late father, artist Eric Orr (1939-1998) and is on the board of KAJE, Brooklyn, NY. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from the Bard MFA program with Honors in 2015.