Elizabeth Tannie Lewin is a research-based artist interested in technology, landscape, identity, disappearance, and history. Lewin uses various technologies to achieve special effects such as 3D modeling landscapes, hacking a computer mouse to scan images, and reprogramming web-cameras to initiate or pause video playback.
Lewin received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2009) and her MFA from Hunter College (2016). She was recently a resident at Squeaky Wheel in Buffalo, NY.
She is currently working on two projects, Endemic: The_Marshall_Islands; a 3D scanned and animated archive of 35 species endemic to the Marshall Islands, that will be exhibited via holographic displays submerged in coral aquariums. And Nuclear Set; a video that will incorporate videogame landscapes of Bikini and Enewetak Atolls, author Jorge Luis Borges’s Library of Babel, poet and WWII resistance fighter Rene Char, the founder of the Italian Futurist movement Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, and the early history of the United States’s nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands, once known as the Pacific Proving Grounds.
CUNY Hunter College, New York, NY (MFA, 2016)
MFA Hunter College Thesis: Interface: Fringe Landscapes and Identity
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (BFA, 2009)
2018: “Dear Mother”, screening RE: Search Request..., San Pablo Art Gallery
2017: “Excavate”, screening RE: Search Request..., Video Revival, Brooklyn, NY
2016: Hunter College Thesis Show, Thesis exhibition, 205 Hudson Gallery, New York City, NY
2015: AHL Foundation MFA Scholarship Award
2018: Squeaky Wheel Media, Buffalo, NY
2018: Artist in Residence talk, Squeaky Wheel Media, Buffalo, NY