Elizabeth Jean Younce (b. 1993 Newport, RI) is a visual artist working primarily in Printmaking and Illustration. Specifically, through the mediums of Lithography and Intaglio, Elizabeth references scientific, medical, and children’s-book illustration, as well as symbology, natural history, wunderkammers, and feminism. Her work functions as a psychological investigation of the flora and fauna inhabiting our world. While primarily (and proudly) a printmaker, Elizabeth has produced her prints in conjunction with installation, sculpture, bookbinding, found object, drawing, and painting. In addition to her Fine Art studio practice, Elizabeth is also the owner of Mustard Beetle Handmade where she sells mainly screenprints, relief prints, and giclée prints, on paper and on fabric. Because of Mustard Beetle, Elizabeth is able to simultaneously function as a Fine Artist and a Commercial Illustrator.
Elizabeth received her BFA in Illustration and Printmaking from the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) in 2015, her MA in Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017 and her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2018. Upon acceptance to the University of Wisconsin- Madison, Elizabeth was awarded a University Wide Fellowship (2015). She has also received other awards such as the Frogman's Graduate Student Scholarship (2018), Frogman’s Design Scholarship (2016), and an Honorable Mention in 3x3 Magazine (2015). She has exhibited nationally in many cities such as Brooklyn, NY, Madison, WI, Savannah, GA, Chicago, IL, San Francisco, CA, Portland, OR, Knoxville, TN, Omaha, NE, Lincoln, NE, as well as internationally in Cairo, Egypt and Lacoste, France.
After three years of living in Madison, WI, Elizabeth recently relocated to Los Angeles, CA where she is working at Gemini G.E.L. as a Lithography Master Printer
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Resume / CV | Artist Statement
"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."