Originally from Baltimore, Elizabeth Dove lives in Missoula, Montana where she is a Professor teaching printmaking, photography and design at the University of Montana. Dove shows internationally, has conducted research into less–toxic printmaking processes, and taught dozens of workshops on these processes at colleges and universities. Her artwork explores the ambiguous relationship between words and images as sources of meaning, and often integrates autobiographical elements. Dove’s themes include the insufficiency of language to communicate personal experiences, retain memory, or express grief, joy or mystery.
Dove is profiled in Contemporary American Printmakers, Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Processes, and Non-Toxic Printmaking, and she wrote a chapters for both Non-Toxic Printmaking, and The Contemporary Printmaker. Elizabeth received her BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, and MFA from Vermont College.
Recent Solo Exhibitions include being selected as the featured artist by Montana Art Gallery Directors Association (MAGDA) for a solo show with six exhibitions across the state; at the Noah Webster House & Historical Museum, in West Hartford, CT; at the Prescott College Art Gallery Arizona; at Wharepuke Gallery, Kerikeri, New Zealand; and at Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria. Dove has been featured in more than 100 group exhibitions in 38 states, and 17 countries.
- M.F.A. Vermont College, 1999
- B.F.A. Maryland Institute, School of Art, 1991
- Printmaking 1: Screen, Relief, Intaglio
- Printmaking 2: Advanced Screen, Advanced Intaglio
- Photo-Processes; Advanced Research in Printmaking
- Photo 1; Alternative Process Photography
- Graphic Design/Digital Imaging; Graduate Studio