Elizabeth Karsch was born in 1980 and lives in Sag Harbor, New York. She received a Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts from Skidmore College in 2002 and studied at SACI in Florence, Italy. Her mixed-media drawings and installations are narratives on the flow of energy between people and things. Negative space becomes a landscape in Karsch's work, and she documents emotional and psychological experiences as physical objects, giving mass and structure to 'the things we don't see'.
2018: Artist of the Month, Golden Eagle, East Hampton, NY; Members Exhibition, Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY. 2013: The Things We Don't See (solo exhibit), GHBC Gallery, Greenport, NY. 2012: Third Time's A Charm, Tonic Artspace, Bridgehampton, NY. 2011: Wonderlost, Gallery 151, New York NY. 2010: First Cut, DeCordova Gallery, Greenport, NY. 2009: Oh Cow, Crossing Art Gallery, Flushing, NY; 2 Legit, Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY. 2008: Project Blow-Up, Parrish Museum, Southampton, NY; Squint, Dashuk-Rivers Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY; The Big Show, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY; And Now For Something Totally Awesome, Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY. 2007: Land Force, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Skidmore Alumni, Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY; Spring Preview Featured Artist, Macy's Herald Square, New York, NY. 2004: Drawn, Schick Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY. 2003: Thinking In Line: A Survey of Contemporary Drawing, University Gallery, Gainesville FL; 637 Running Feet, Queens Museum, Flushing, NY.
Lectures, Curatorial Work & Bibliography
Karsch was a participant in the Artist Alliance of East Hampton's 2008 panel discussion "Let's Talk Art: Collaboratives and Group Art " and a visiting artist at Skidmore College's 2004 lecture on Contemporary Drawing and the Art World Today .
Long Island Pulse magazine featured Elizabeth with co-members of the East Hampton art collective Bonac Tonic in Erica-Lynn Huberty's June 26, 2012 article, "Collective Benefit: Five Art Groups Pushing the Creative Envelope on Long Island." She is also featured in the book 5: A Spotlight on Young East End Artists by Nicholas Cinque (2008) and her exhibits have had numerous reviews in Newsday, The Sag Harbor Express, and The Suffolk Times.
in 2009, Elizabeth established Greenport Art & Design, a multipurpose studio and gallery on Long island's North Fork. This facility was a local art hub, offering pottery painting and art camps, as well as a gallery which focused on contemporary East End artists. Here, Karsch curated one-person shows for emerging local artists - an uncommon opportunity in a market with a short, 2-month viewing season. The studio was sold in 2011.