Painter Elizabeth Colomba Gives Black Women Her Due –

By the time she was six years old, French artist Elizabeth Colomba already had dreams of becoming a painter. The daughter of immigrants from Martinique, she gleefully declared to her mother that she would follow in the footsteps of Picasso after reading about the famed artist in a Parisian newspaper. Since then, she has spent … Read more

Elizabeth Glaessner’s Wonderfully Weird Menagerie

A Pre-Raphaelite head, its expression dreamy, emerges from the bowed surface of turquoise waters in Elizabeth Glaessner’s “Blue Recluse” (2021). This apparent placidity belies monstrous physical and psychic depths: the bulk of the painting is given over to the figure’s sweeping, submerged, arthropodal body, its outstretched arms and four bent legs springing from a slim … Read more

Like Elizabeth Holmes, Design Students are Being Taught to Present Optimism over Reality

As we enter the spring semester, faculty in higher education are once again guiding students through the end of their academic journeys including, in design degree programs, assembling project portfolios that signal the culmination of research, analysis, and synthesis around topics of often profound social important. As we do, I hope that the weight of … Read more