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About the Artist

Elizabeth R. Gahan (Seattle) grew up in San Diego, CA and attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she received an undergraduate degree in Global Studies and Fine Art. In 2008, she received a Master's Degree in Fine Art from Claremont Graduate University. She has been awarded multiple fellowships, grants, artist residencies and public commissions including, but not limited to: City of Seattle 1% for Arts Fund, Seattle City Artist Project Grant, Seattle Storefronts, Tacoma Spaceworks, Seattle Art Interruptions, Independent Residency at the Banff Centre Canada, Bellas Artes at the University of Barcelona Spain, Helen B. Dooley Art Fellowship, Museum and Cultural Management Academic Fellowship, Claremont Graduate University Faculty Selected Art Fellowship, and Jeanie Anderson Memorial Fund Grant. She currently works from a studio space at Equinox in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood.

Elizabeth received a 2013 GAP to assist with costs of leasing a larger work space and funding a video of her installation process. Elizabeth has grown her installation practice through various grant opportunites and worked with Seattle Storefronts, UW, and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture to create public installations. The GAP will be an investment in space and resources to make the most of her upcoming projects.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.