On View:  October 29 – December 10, 2020

FALL EXHIBITIONS: Elizabeth Malaska, Sacrifice

Due to COVID-19, there will be no opening reception. 

Modified hours: Tuesday & Wednesday, 10 am – 4 pm • Thursday, 10 am – 7 pm 

Artist Statement

In a 2018 review of Malska’s solo exhibition at the Russo Lee Gallery in Portland, OR, Art Stephanie Snyder,  director and curator of the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery at Reed College has written, “…Malaska’s pieces exorcise and overcome the clichéd representations of the feminine form seen throughout art history.” As well as “While old magic dwells in these phenomenal paintings, Malaska summons it into the present, as if to prepare for what’s next.”

Stephanie Snyder will be contributing an essay on Malaska’s work in a forthcoming catalog to commemorate the artist’s exhibition “Sacrifice”.

To learn more about Elizabeth Malaska, check out our Artist Spotlight by Tyler Noland!

Join us for a free tour every Tuesday at 12:30PM from November 3rd through December 8th! For safety reasons, the Tuesday Tours are limited to 9 people, and registration is required. All Museum visitors are required to wear face coverings. Click here to register for a tour.

Daniel Duford, John Brown’s Vision from the Scaffold, Part 2
Mark Tribe, Deep Green: Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, July 20, 2019

Elizabeth Malaska, Artist:

Elizabeth Malaska was born and raised in Portland, OR. Before graduating with her BFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, her self-directed studies took her from Rome to rural Maine.  She earned her MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR in 2011, and has exhibited her work at Portland Community College, Froelick Gallery (OR), California College of the Arts (SF), and College of the Atlantic (ME), among other venues. She is the recipient of a Painter’s and Sculptor’s Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Hallie Ford Fellowship from The Ford Family Foundation, and a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshield’s Foundation.  Her work is part of the permanent collection at The Portland Art Museum and the Schneider Museum in Ashland. Elizabeth lives in Portland and is represented by Russo Lee Gallery.