Topham, Elizabeth

  • Home:
    West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Title:
    Self-portrait @ age 47
  • Media:
    Oil on canvas / huile sur toile
  • Dimensions:
    61 x 91 cm
  • Website:

I was interested in exploring the notion of the painted self-portrait and its intriguing relationship of painter as subject, as well as my awareness within this construct. What am I actually ‘seeing’ or percieving as self? What choices am I making in the construction of the painting ie. composition, context, mood? In this self-portrait, I chose to crop the composition onto a larger canvas to eliminate context but not the awareness of it and attempt to focus on self, as a state of mind.

2013 Honourable Mention

EDUCATION:

2008

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver


1991

Visual Arts Diploma, Emily Carr College of Art + Design, Vancouver


1990

Atlin Centre for the Arts, guest artists Al McWilliams + Irene F. Whittome


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2012

Desire: The Magnificent Obsession, study # 31 2012, QE Theatre, Vancouver


2010

Desire: The Magnificent Obsession, (Juried) Ferry Building Gallery, W. Van


GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2013

Reflections, Buckland Southerst Gallery, West Vancouver


2013

Hungry Ghosts: Living in the Age of Consumerism, Ferry Building Gallery, W.V.


2012

100 Years \\ 100 Artists, Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver


AWARDS + SCHOLARSHIPS:

1990

Tuition Scholarship, Atlin Centre for the Arts, Atlin, BC


1989

Carter-Begg Scholarship, Emily Carr College of Art + Design, Vancouver


1984

HM, Challenge ’84 Berol Prismacolor Art Scholarship, Queen’s University

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