Elizabeth Selby was born and raised in southern Alabama. She moved to Colorado Springs in 2013, where she learned to paint with oils at The Modbo School of Art. Selby has shown her art at several galleries in Colorado including The Modbo, S.P.Q.R., The Machine Shop, The Dairy Center of Fine Art, and is featured in Great Expectations at GOCA 121 downtown.
In 2015, Selby exhibited her series of oil paintings titled Food Porn at S.P.Q.R., which the artist describes as “a sensual, intimate look at how food welcomes and comforts us.”
Instagram and twitter have become a virtual Rolodex of savory treats, vibrant and tempting from our phone’s small screens. The series is a gallery of guilty pleasures on an exaggerated scale, inspired by our obsession with the artificial and delicious.
In the same year, Selby was selected for the highly competitive national publication “New American Paintings” - works from this series were featured.
In late 2016, Elizabeth Selby began to focus on portraiture, imbuing her subjects with pathos and blending realism with dream-like settings. Her works on display in the GOCA 121 space were painted new for this exhibition and connect to this larger series.
About the Exhibition
Great Expectations @GOCA121, downtown
August 4 - November 11, 2017
Erica Day, Nathaniel Hodges, Stephanie Kantor, Suzie McMurtry, Diego Rodriguez-Warner, Elizabeth Selby, Frankie Toan, Streeter Wright, Ryan Wurst, Dustin Young
This biannual exhibition surveys emerging artists working along the Colorado Front Range corridor. Artists working in Colorado in 2017 are diverse and this exhibit at our downtown GOCA121 site aims to reflect that reality. The artists featured are working across a broad range of media - painting, drawing, sculptural installation, new media, and performance - and creating contemporary art in exciting and challenging ways. Great Expectations will introduce you to some of the brightest (art) stars from the Front Range of Colorado.