Elizabeth Palmisano is an award-winning mixed-media installation and fiber artist living and working in Charlotte, NC. Her work has been exhibited at galleries and museums such as The Mint Museum, The McColl Center for Art & Innovation, and Bliss Gallery. She was voted “Best Visual Artist” in the QC Nerve 2020 Best in the Nest Awards.
For Elizabeth, career, interests, and beliefs continue to intersect. An expert in developmentally appropriate teaching practices, her community work and voluntary service with youth, trauma survivors, and the under-served taps into the power of art, mindfulness, and experiential learning. Within these portals of discovery, connection, and expression, Elizabeth invites others to "try on" a new perspective. Her approach to teaching, training, art, work, and play revolves around allowance and space.
Elizabeth has a unique gift for drawing her audiences’ delight with whimsical details interwoven into complex installations, and smaller upcycled creations. And then deeper still, into a world of profound insights and deeper meanings. Understanding heart-felt truths are the catalysts for lasting and meaningful changes, she invokes the power of relatability and compassion to spark intrigue, raise awareness, and inspire action.
As a boundary-pushing fiber artist, Elizabeth combines abstract painted surfaces with textiles and collage, creating rich, multi-layered compositions. Experimentation, exploration, and play are key to her creative process. Each piece serves as a visual prayer, an affirmation, or an intention.
As a Wishkeeper, Elizabeth invites the public to entrust her with their hopes and dreams. She cosigns these wishes and creates artistic manifestations of each treasured desire.
At its core, Elizabeth’s message is clear: let all work be rooted in empathy, compassion, forgiveness, and love. May it promote healing. Acknowledging human limitations, let us strive to see ourselves and others with unconditional positive regard. This is the power of her presentations, curriculums, and workshops.