ELIZABETH PRENTIS

Elizabeth’s practice straddles sculpture and performance. Choosing performance as a way to realise her sculptural works, she explores her struggle with the static nature of sculpture as a medium.


Elizabeth is currently exploring painting and is developing a body of 2D work with performative ties. 


Elizabeth activates sculptures and paintings via performative processes, with help from assistants, audiences and/or machinery. Working with others is crucial not only for practical reasons, due to scale of the material and the spaces she inhabits, but also to explore her own interests in collaborative working, labour, gender stereotypes and bureaucratic systems.

The risk of failure and Risk Management are dominant in Elizabeth’s practice. Works are produced only once and are unrehearsed. The nature of executing sculpture through live performance often throws up unexpected challenges and situations. Reacting to these issues with an audience creates an honest, often hilarious and exciting experience for all involved. 


This intuitive way of working creates absurd and humorous interactions between the audience, artist, material and process. Her current practice seeks to explore how these areas of interest in sculptural works can be implemented into a painting practice.

Elizabeth (b. UK) lives and works in Lisbon. She graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Arts in 2016.

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COLESLAW
SELF PORTRAIT
COSMOPOLITAN GIRL
ITS TIME TO SLIME 2016
MY BRITNEY BREAKDOWN, 2019
BROCCOLI, 2019
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Press Coverage

TIMEOUT , LONDON

AUGUST 2019

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COLLECTIVE ENDING, ABSINTHE 2 PUBLICATION

2019

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THE GUARDIAN: Back to art school: Grayson Perry and Gillian Wearing meet tomorrow's stars

2016

 

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