Elisabeth Jacobsen, b. 1949, received her BFA from Purchase College, SUNY and her MFA from University at Albany, SUNY. She has also studied abroad in Italy and Mexico. Elisabeth has taught internationally, and at FIT, NY for over 30 years. She has worked extensively as a freelance designer and illustrator, both nationally and internationally.
The range of Elisabeth’s formal training in sculpture, photography, and design is evident in her work. Common objects, discarded or found materials are manipulated to convey her stories. A Catholic upbringing influences intimate chronicles of love, silence, and vulnerability, past and present. Her art reflects adoration of the female figure and devotion to images both sacred and secular. It has been a means to explore women’s issues, religion, gay concerns, and other themes, pursuing the meaning of our bodies and loss.
Elisabeth’s work has been shown throughout the US and is in several private collections. She has had solo shows in New York City, Albany, NY and Brentwood, MD.