Elizabeth Jean Younce (b. 1993 Newport, Rhode Island, United States) received a BFA in Illustration and Printmaking from the Savannah College of Art and Design in May 2015. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Printmaking at the University of Wisconsin- Madison, pending graduation, 2018. She has exhibited nationally in Madison, WI, Savannah, GA, Chicago, IL, San Francisco, CA, Portland, OR, Knoxville, TN, Lincoln, NE, Pagosa Springs, CO, and Graham, NC as well as internationally in Egypt and Lacoste, France. Elizabeth received a University Wide Fellowship (2015) to attend the University of Wisconsin- Madison. She has also received other awards such as the Frogman’s Design Scholarship (2016) and an Honorable Mention in 3x3 Magazine (2015). During her three years at the University of Wisconsin- Madison, Elizabeth has worked (and currently is) assisting the master printers at Tandem Press.
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"On a most basic level my work is based on the dissection of ideas involving fear and feelings of being overwhelmed, while simultaneously deconstructing what it means to be a fertile being. The evolutionary process of plants and animals metaphorically mirrors our own developments. Instinctual habits of the animal kingdom relate to our “civilized” lives. A mother swan’s capability to fight off a predator, can function as a visual metaphor for ways we overcome seemingly impossible situations in our lives. These creatures are beautiful, delicate, yet strong and capable of survival. We are wild and fragile beings; we have similar wants, needs, and desires."