Elizabeth Tinglof

Elizabeth Tinglof

Elizabeth Tinglof is a Los Angeles based artist, curator and adjunct professor interested in the exploration of materiality and process. Tinglof creates an alchemist fusion of painting and sculpture resulting in richly layered abstract objects that function first as a deconstructive conversation and evolve to one of reconstruction, experimentation and reinvention.

She is the co-founder of Rough Play Collective, an artists curatorial group based in Los Angeles with their recent exhibition, Hold for Far Bazaar 2017 and Without Design or Sketch: The Story of the Room at the Launch LA Gallery and Go Big or Go Home at The Brand Library Gallery. Tinglof organized the exhibition Shelf Perfection for Santa Monica Cultural Affairs, (2013) and curated Triangulation, (2011) an exhibition held at California State University Northridge featuring artists such as Michael C. McMillian, Jeffery Vallance and Lynn Aldrich. Her work has been exhibited throughout Southern CA including exhibitions with The Robert Berman Gallery and Berman/Turner Projects, Bergmont Station, Santa Monica, CA and California State University, Northridge Gallery, The Brand Library Gallery, Launch LA Gallery and Cerritos College Gallery

In 2010 volunteering as a photo journalist, and video documentarian Tinglof documented the after effects of the Gulf oil spill and the 2010 Haiti earthquake for the UCLA-HGD Project, a non-profit organization providing  medical care and education to Petit Goave, Haiti. 

Recently, Tinglof founded Rough Play Projects, Joshua Tree, designated for site-specific Installations. The inaugural project, Available to All, opens April 7, 2018

Tinglof received her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design, her MFA from California State University Northridge and in 2016 attended Sotheby's Art Institute London for a curatorial program. She is a recipient of the the EJ Leiber Fund Award (2012), CSUN Arts Council Award (2011), The Hans Burkhardt Memorial Scholarship (2010) and The Graduate Association Thesis Research Award (2010).