2018 Season III

Artist Statement/ Biography

Elizabeth Moran's project-based practice is guided by a preoccupation with evidence of unknown or little understood histories. Using photography, text, sound, and other forms of recorded documentation, her projects involve extensive research that examines the reliance on alleged objectivity within personal and societal systems of belief. Her current body of work, Backward ran sentences until reeled the mind, investigates the earliest history of fact-checking as a profession, considered women’s work from its inception in the 1920s. Recent projects include Record of Cherry Road, a collaboration with paranormal investigators in Memphis studying the artist's mother’s purportedly haunted childhood home, seeking proof for a seemingly unprovable theory.

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Elizabeth Moran has received fellowships from the The San Francisco Foundation and the Tierney Family Foundation. Solo exhibitions include Cuchifritos Gallery, Black Crown Gallery, and NYU's Gulf and Western Gallery. Group exhibitions include The Contemporary Jewish Museum, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts. She has been an artist-in-residence at Wassaic Project, Artists Alliance Inc’s LES Studio Program, and Rayko Photo Center. Her work has been featured in Harper’s, The New Yorker, WIRED, The New York Times, British Journal of Photography, among others. Moran holds an MFA + MA in Visual & Critical Studies from California College of the Arts and a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.