Born in Virginia, Elizabeth Huey now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Before obtaining her MFA from Yale University, Huey earned a BA in Psychology from Mount Vernon College in Washington DC and studied painting at both the Marchutz School in Aix-en-Provence, France and the New York Studio School in Manhattan. She has received several awards including an Artist Research Fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution, a travel fellowship to Italy through Johns Hopkins University, a residency at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, New York and a Terra Foundation of American Art Fellowship and Residency in Giverny, France. Huey has exhibited both nationally and internationally and her paintings are held in collections such as the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia.
Elizabeth Huey's paintings and collages reflect a broad spectrum of quandaries surrounding humanity and healing. Luminous pairs exchange intimate caresses and eccentrics perform oddball tasks while individuals immerse themselves in remedies and recreation. Myriad forces - nature, architecture, technology, and memory - impact the minds and perceptions of each protagonist. Both chaos and order collide and coalesce in the paint handling and spatial constructs. Excavating imagery from an array of sources, Huey continually draws from her own photographs as well as her ever-expanding collection of source material.