About The Artist
Elizabeth Chapin is interested in how myths—from Eve to Venus—inform women’s responses to themselves and each other IRL and online. Using foundational stories as precursors to the crafted identities we present to the world, she likens social media to an ongoing religion of both self creation and self exile. She incorporates a variety of mixed media onto sewn canvases, turning an otherwise flat portrait into a 3D manifestation. These dimensional forms are often animated by projection-mapped video, simulating the effect of screens which simultaneously augment and impoverish life.