Elizabeth Snipes is a Southeastern contemporary artist.  Her primary interest is in figurative abstract painting, using oils and pastels on canvas or paper. She is currently exploring the relationships between figures and the physical, psychological, and liminal spaces they create and inhabit. These most recent works are inspired by her roles as an artist, teacher, and mother during the COVID-era.   Snipes lives in SC, and travels often throughout the Southeast and abroad. 

She received her BA degree in studio art from Furman University. She later earned a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Painting from Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy, and earned her MFA from Clemson University in 2007 in painting.  From 2008-2011, she taught as Assistant Professor of Art in the painting and drawing area at Missouri State University. Currently, she is a professor in the Art + Design Department at Lander University, where she teaches Painting, Drawing, and summer travel courses. She was awarded the 2021 Lander Distinguished Professor award and was honored to deliver the Lander University commencement address in December 2022. 

Snipes's work is currently on view in Atlanta and can be viewed through Grant & Little, @grantandlittle https://www.grantandlittle.com/.  

Follow her current studio work in progress on Instagram at @studio.snipes.art and #studiosnipes and feel free to reach out at elizabeth@studiosnipes.com.