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Elizabeth Riley Projects
Public Art by Elizabeth Riley Projects at Paper Dragon Books, Brooklyn - Paper Dragons Projects

Paper Dragons Projects - Public Art

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Paper Dragons is an installation formed from inkjet-printed video stills that becomes a physical, material video that the participant can walk into. Paper Dragons were first installed in Atlanta in 2014 and this original installation was reconfigured for an exhibition in Brooklyn in 2017. Within the installation, the Dragons of Iceland video – from which the video stills have been exported – is being projected, while altered outtakes from the original video are playing on DVD players.

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Elizabeth Riley Projects
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Elizabeth Riley’s art addresses questions concerning the complex and changing world we inhabit and our “mixed reality,” living between physical and digital/virtual contexts. The works produced include three-dimensional wall works, installations and tabletop cityscapes, made from video, video stills, and found objects. A long time New Yorker, Elizabeth Riley graduated from Barnard College and received an MFA from Hunter College. Fall 2019, the artist’s immersive installation, Paper Dragons, which functions as a walk-in, physical video, appears in Mounds, Piles & Massings, at Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, NJ. Summer 2019, her work was presented in Ribbons Become Space, a solo show at SL Gallery, in Manhattan. This show included the Dragons of Iceland Installation, a 2011 sculpture/installation with multiple live video elements, as well as, two new, large-scale, site-specific wall sculptures. Ribbons Become Space received insightful reviews on and Elizabeth Riley curated and participated in Trill Matrix at The Clemente Center on the Lower East Side in 2018, a show of seven dynamic women artists. In December 2017 her wall sculpture was on display in Excessive Frugality at Odetta Gallery in Brooklyn. The artist has participated in numerous artist residencies, including the Soaring Gardens Artists Retreat in 2018, the Heliker-LaHotan Residency in 2017, the I-Park Residency in 2015 and 2013, and was awarded a BRIC Media Arts Fellowship in 2014.