visual arts program

2018 Hallie Ford Fellow

Elizabeth Malaska


(Left to Right) "Maidens," 2019. Oil, Flashe on canvas, 60 x 84 in. "It is Our Pleasure to Serve You," 2019, Oil, Flashe, rhinestones on canvas, 60 x 78 in.

Elizabeth Malaska is known for paintings that explore the place of a present-day femme subject in relation to art history, raising issues about femininity, power, domination, and vulnerability, with social and political implications for our current times.

She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from California College of the Arts and a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art. She is the recipient of a Painters and Sculptors Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation and a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshield’s Foundation. Malaska’s work is included in the permanent collection at the Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, and the Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, Oregon, and has been featured in Ms.Magazine, Art in America, and Artforum, among others.



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