Elizabeth Gordon

Biography

Elizabeth Gordon is a self-taught mixed media artist from Iqaluit, NU who is based out of Bowmanville, ON. Starting her artistic practice in her youth Gordon was beadwork and how to sew sealskin by family members and now works in sculpting, painting, jewellery, doll making and gourd art as well [1].

Gordon’s art often engages with Inuit aesthetics and northern imagery calling upon traditional figures and memories from her childhood. Gordon brings these themes into all of her work including her gourd paintings, often covering them with images of animals and figures from Nunavut. Gordon also engaged with her community in the north by sculpting polymer clay faces of Inuit elders from her youth.

Gordon is growing her practice by taking classes in stained glass and pottery. She attends multiple arts festivals throughout the year including the Great Northern Art Festival, Inuvik, NT and the Nunavut Arts Festival, Iqaluit, NU. Gordon has appeared in publications covering her work and family including Nunatsiaq News and Inuit Art Quarterly.

Artist Work

About Elizabeth Gordon

Medium:

Graphic Arts, Painting, Sculpture

Artistic Community:

Bowmanville, ON

Date of Birth:

Artists may have multiple birth years listed as a result of when and where they were born. For example, an artist born in the early twentieth century in a camp outside of a community centre may not know/have known their exact date of birth and identified different years.

Iqaluit, NU