The works of British artist Elizabeth Waggett are highly sought after and have been exhibited at solo shows in NYC, L.A, Abu Dhabi and Manchester.   Waggett has exhibited her drawings, and editions, around the world. She has presented her work in art fairs in Basel, Miami, New York, London, Hong Kong, Zurich, Brussels, Houston, and Paris.  Waggett has also been commissioned by HRH The Prince of Wales in collaboration of the Prince's Trust, 50th anniversary.   Waggett has worked with luxury brands as such as Saks, Soho House and SLS Hotels and has been featured in campaigns alongside Fendi and Valentino.  She holds an honours degree in Fashion and a postgraduate in Design from the University of Manchester.  Elizabeth is currently residing and maintaining full time studio practice in New York City.

Eminently modern and free spirited Elizabeth's artwork focuses on the confusion of today's modern society.  She challenges the viewer to confront the relationship between humanity’s preconceived notions of value and worth, in our consumable world.  The Gold Standard, which has been used for centuries, is a perfect representation of humanity’s obsession with vain and valueless beauty.   

Using time honored skills in a contemporary way,  Elizabeth brings a modern twist to traditional forms through her work.  Her social commentary,  seeks to illuminate the arbitrary value we place on useless and culturally devoid items, while simultaneously devaluing those things with innate value. She pokes fun at mans obsessive quest to to obtain more and more while we are living,  ignoring the purpose of our lives.  From this Elizabeth questions the arbitrary prioritization of Earth’s most precious assets, questioning the relationships, behaviors and patterns of humanity.   Many of us remain divorced of direct responsibility for the destruction of our planet’s invaluable resources, often taking the word of the media, politicians, religious leaders and CEOs at face value.  

Using the subject of animal, human skulls and personal artifacts,  Elizabeth exposes the responsibility of the individual in owning the effects of their decisions.  Adorning each piece with gold leaf and precious metal, the dichotomy of the monochromatic pallet against the gold is a visual representation of the struggle of the inner self to balance greed and purpose.  

She draws inspiration from her international background with her work being dominated by the discordant relationship between true value and worth.  Having lived all over the world in some of the most diverse and contrasting cities, she is fascinated by the stark comparison of perceived success, and draws on this international experience to narrate her work.

The monochromatic pallet simplifies the form allowing a deeper exploration of the subject matter.  This causes the viewer to focus first on a photographic representation, before a closer inspection reveals the true technique.  This fine art technique takes hours of intense concentration before a final gilding of 24 karat gold leaf is applied.  True to this fine art tradition, she only uses the highest quality materials, responsibly sourced, such as certified Saunders Waterford archival cotton paper and ethically sourced 24 karat gold.

SOLO SHOWS

Soho House, LOS ANGELES/ April 2017

Gallery MC, NEW YORK CITY/ April 2016

The Gallery, ABU DHABI / May 2014

SELECT GROUP SHOWS

Art LeadHer/ NEW YORK CITY/ March 2019

Fields of precious emptiness/ Laurent Marthaler Contemporary/ MONTREUX/ March 2019

Young Jamieson/ MALBOROUGH, UK/ Dec 2018

Drang Gallery/PADSTOW UK/ Oct ’18

Laurent Marthaler Contemporary/ MONTREUX SWITZERLAND/ June 2018

King Woman / Pen and Brush NEW YORK CITY/  October 12th 2017

Joseph Gross Gallery/SAN FRANCISCOVersailles Now/ 19th May 2nd June 2017

Aureus Gallery, NEW YORK CITY/ SUPER natural/ 28th April - May 2017

Parlour Gallery/ NEW JERSEY/ April1st - May 27th 2017

Art LeadHer/Lawrence Alkin Gallery/ LONDON/ April 6th-May 8th 2017

Art Angels, LOS ANGELES / Winter Show / December ’16

Joseph Gross Gallery, NEW YORK CITY / Art LeadHer May 5th - 28th 2016

Chambers Fine Art, NEW YORK CITY/Aug 6th 2015

Gallery MC, NEW YORK CITY/ International Group Show/ Aug 5th - 21st 2015

Art Angels, L.A / Live Art Show/ Solo Show/ Jan 30th - Feb 4th 2015

The Gallery,ABU DHABI/ Metamorphosis/ Group Show/ Feb 11th - 25th 2014 Select art fairs

SELECT ART FAIRS

Art Wynwood/ Miami/ Feb 2019

Palm Beach Contemporary/ Palm Beach/ Jan 2019

Art Miami/ Miami/ Dec 2018

Kunst Art Fair/ Zurich/ Nov 2018

Texas Contemporary/ Houston/ Oct 2019

Seatle Art Fair/ August 2018

Art Hamptons/ Bridgehampton, NY/ July 2018

Art Market/ San Fransisco May 2018

Art Hong Kong/ March 2018

London AAF/ Feb’18

Stroke Art Fair Munich/ 5th-8th Oct ’17

Art Pampelonne/ St Tropez 29th June-3rd July 2017

Brussels Art Fair/ Feb 16-20th 2017

Scope Miami / Dec '16

PROJECTS
United Nations, 74th General Assembly -Lions Share Fund, New York 2019

Lululemon, event and installation, New York, 2018

Saks Fifth Avenue /Fendi /Valentino, 2018

HRH Princes Trust, Commission auction, 2016, 2017, 2018

Sotherbys’ Auction, CASA LA, 2016

Soho House Installation, 2017

Oree, Brand ambassador 2016