Elizabeth Ross

Country: Mexico

Title:  Notlallo, my body, my earth

Medium: Mixed Media: Ceramics, Installation and Performance

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Ross was born in Mexico City and is a self-taught artist. She links mythology and rites, poetry and dance, installation, performance, sculptures, murals and paintings using clay. Notlallo sprouted from the idea of a feminine 'cosmovision' of the creation of humankind as well as of what supports it: corn. Ross extrapolates from prehispanic and particular myths, delivered through long years of searching and finding, to expose the force of life against death by integrating the body, the Goddess, the rain and the corn. Ross states, "l try to unveil the mystery l am. Clay is the main medium. Theme asks for Installation. Performance is the completion of the Ritual." Ross teaches art workshops and publishes short stories, poems, translations and articles in different mexican papers and magazines. Her work is in Public collections in Mexico, Canada, Cuba, The United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, and Spain.

Her selected solo exhibitions include: Photography, Social Organizations House, Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico, 2004; Journey Tales: Earth, live earth, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo campus, 2004; Notlallo: my body, my earth, Kokomo Art Gallery, Indiana University, 2004; Journey Tales: Water, Living Water , and Our Water , Centro Cultural Universitario and Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, 2004; Journey Tales: Air, Cerrada de San Agustín, Centro Histórico, Morelia, Michoacán, 2004; Journey Tales: Fire, Cerrada de San Agustín, Centro Histórico, Morelia, Michoacán, 2003; Notlallo: my body, my earth, Michoacan Regional Museum, Morelia, Michoacán and Mexican Cultural Institute, San Antonio, Texas, 2002; Sesame, Cultural Centre, Uruapan, Michoacán, 2002; elizabethross.mx, retrospective, Morelia's XIII International Music Festival. Conservatorio de las Rosas, 2001; Naked White, La Bola Santa, Morelia and The Gallery, Mexico City, 2001; Translated, The Other Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, 1999; and In Diana's hands/Notlallo, Alfredo Zalce Contemporary Art Museum, Morelia, Michoacán, 1999.

Her selected group exhibitions include: artists curate artists - mmy space, basement, Wien, Austria, 2005; identidades 2005, Morelia, Michoacán; VII Xuntanza Obradoiro das Artes Plásticas, A Solaina de Piloño, Galicia, Spain, 2004; Kunst auf dem Weg, Rechberghausen, Germany, 2004; The Tile Project. Destination: the world, www.transculturalexchange.org, 19 different venues around the world, 2004; Screwing it, Becarios FOESCAM 2003, ExColegio Jesuita, Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, 2003; EntreTrópicos, Managua, Nicaragua, 2003; Four Women: Torres, Ross, Láscaris, Feldman, Macaz, Morelia, 2003; Wyndham City Contemporary Art Prize, Werribee, Australia, 2003; On the Road, story by foot, Foto2002, Morelia City public buses, 2002; Ego, and Creators from Museum Collection, Alfredo Zalce Contemporary Art, Morelia, 2002; Just a Glimpse, Palacio del Arzobispado, Museo de la Secretaría de Hacienda, Mexico City, 2000; From the same Earth, Encuentro Nacional de Arte en Cerámica, Monterrey, NL, 1999; Contemporary Mexican Ceramic Sculpture, traveling show in Ireland: Tig Fili Gallery, Cork; The Hunt Museum, Limerick; Basement Gallery, Dundalk; The George Moore Society Gallery, Mayo; Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford; American College, Dublin; and Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford, 1999; and Just a Glimpse, mexican ceramic sculpture, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Expo Lisboa 98, Portugal; Le Centre Culturel du Mexique, Paris, France; and Galway Arts Centre, Galway, Ireland, 1998.

Further examples of her work can be seen at http://www.elizabethrossmx.com
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