“2021” Elizabeth Gilfilen

Elizabeth Gilfilen received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and her BFA from the University of Cincinnati. Awards include the Sharpe-Walentas Space Program, Yaddo and the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop SIP Fellowship. She has exhibited widely, and is represented by Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, Virginia and TWFineArt in Brisbane, Australia.


In these smaller paintings, I use a searching, fluid line to describe organic shapes in an atmospheric space. With an economical vocabulary of inky marks and wash I respond to subtle color shifts that imply spatial depth. Complex structures suggestive of trees and figures emerge as I work intuitively, straddling a line between known forms and invention.


Year: 2019

Materials: oil on canvas

Size: 20x16x1.5


Year: 2019

Materials: oil on canvas

Size: 20x16x1.5


As a celebration that 2020 has ended and that a new year is here, FLATFILE has launched a new online program title, simply: “2021.”

We invited artists to participate through a rolling open call, which remains open for the entirety of this year. From these submissions, our jury panel carefully selects new works to present on FLATFILE, with new works added throughout all of 2021.

The price of each artwork is a flat $2,021,

a discounted price from the actual value of each work, offered here, exclusively.