Elizabeth Atterbury’s work regularly explores objects disassociated from their original function and context. Fascinated with the autonomy of the artifact, her practice fluctuates between picture and object making. Employing techniques ranging from printmaking to collage, Atterbury considers the frequently unclear distinctions between artifact, prop, model and sculpture.


Elizabeth Atterbury was born in 1982 in West Palm Beach, Florida. She holds a BA from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts and a MFA from MassArt in Boston, Massachusetts.

Solo and group shows exhibiting Atterbury’s work have taken place at: DOCUMENT in Chicago, Illinois; Mrs. in New York City; Kate Werble Gallery in New York City; the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine; the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine; kijidome in Boston, Massachusetts; Western Exhibitions in Chicago, Illinois; The Luminary in St Louis, Missouri; Et al. Etc. in San Francisco, California; Pulaski Park Fieldhouse in Chicago, Illinois; Able Baker Contemporary in Portland, Maine; Ida Schmid in Brooklyn, New York; TSA in Brooklyn, New York; Bodega in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New York City; KANSAS in New York City; and the ICA at Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine; among others. 

Atterbury lives and works in Portland, Maine.