Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido's pieces have been exhibited in numerous venues over two decades, including the the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture, Mexic-Arte Museum, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Spaces, Indianapolis Art Center, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Alexandria Museum of Art, Speed Art Museum, Evansville Museum of Art, Avampato Discovery Museum, FSU's Museum of Fine Arts, and Aluna Art Foundation. A portion of Mesa-Gaido’s installation, Cuban-American Piñatas, is part of The American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora's permanent collection in Miami, Florida, and commissions include the Carnegie Museum of National History, Speed Art Museum, and the Lexington Arts and Cultural Council. Her work has been supported through grants, such as Art Matters, Alternate Roots, the Kentucky Arts Council, the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and the Great Meadows Foundation. Images and/or critical reviews of Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido’s artwork have been published in books, journals, periodicals and newspapers, including: In the Land of Mirrors: Cuban Exile Politics (University of Michigan); The Latino Studies Reader: Culture, Politics and Society (Oxford: Blackwell); Janus Head: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature, Philosophy, Psychology and the Arts (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University); Fiberart International (Fiber Arts Guild of Pittsburgh); Bound (The Women’s Caucus for Art); Art Miami; The Nation, New Art Examiner, ART PAPERS, The Miami Herald, and Surface Design Journal. Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido teaches at Morehead State University and has a studio in Morehead, Kentucky. She received her M.F.A. degree from Ohio University and her B.A. degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Additional information and images can be located on the artist's website www.elizabethmesa-gaido.com
Elizabeth's ArtPrize Entries
These are Elizabeth's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Elizabeth's Past Work
These are images of past work that Elizabeth has done.