Elizabeth Hoy’s interest lies in the intersection of the natural and built environments—tropical plants thriving in a greenhouse in February, the artificial color of a plastic chair against the darkness of the woods, ocean flooded pit mines, or three quarters sky dominating one quarter city. Drawing and painting plein air are her means of exploration and engagement with a place. By returning to the same locations, she captures subtle shifts in the environment over time—how the natural world enmeshes itself into the built environment and how human experience is inscribed upon a place.
Hoy splits her time between New York and New England. She has received fellowships from Maine Farmland Trust’s Fiore Art Center, the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists, Le CouveNt, AIM program at the Bronx Museum, and the Royal College of Art in London. Her work has been exhibited internationally and in the northeast; including the A.I.R. Gallery and The Painting Center in NY, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Hoy studied at Wesleyan University, the University of Pennsylvania, and with painter Jon Imber and is the Director of the Beard and Weil Galleries at Wheaton College in Massachusetts.