Contact: Victoria Winkelman or Kami Duncan
SMU Meadows School of the Arts
(214) 768-3785 or (214) 768-2788

August 29, 2002

BACKGROUNDER: GUEST CURATOR ELIZABETH MEAD

Elizabeth Mead is a San Francisco-based sculptor and scenographer. Her sculptures have been exhibited across the United States as well as in Korea and Taiwan. She has designed more than two dozen theatrical productions for such companies as Theatre de la Jeune Lune in Minneapolis; Kitchen Dog Theater in Dallas; FoolsFury and Thick Description in San Francisco; and the MFA and Young Conservatory programs at American Conservatory Theater, also in San Francisco.

Mead has been artist-in-residence at the Slade School of Fine Art at University College in London and has taught at Portland State University and the University of Chicago. She has been a visiting artist at the Slade School of Fine Art, Southern Methodist University, the College of St. Benedict, Carleton College and the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Mead received her B.F.A. from Philadelphia College of Art and her M.F.A. from SMU. She also studied at the Ecole Internationale de Jacques Lecoq in France. A recent recipient of the Japan/U.S. Creative Artist Fellowship, Mead will live and work in Japan for six months beginning in fall 2002. She is represented by PDX Gallery in Portland, Oregon.


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