Elizabeth Morello is a contemporary American artist who has been painting since she was a young adult. She was born in Orange Country, California. Her childhood was spent moving around California and other parts of the United States. Aside from short-term residencies in London, Los Angeles, and Carmel, she has spent most of her adult life living and working in San Francisco.
Morello received her Bachelor of Arts in both Fine Arts and Psychology from Lake Forest College, a small liberal arts college north of Chicago, IL. She received her Master of Arts from California State University, Los Angeles, an urban campus on the east side of the city.
While studying Psychology as an undergrad, she became very interested in gender studies, a subject that she often explores in her work. For over ten years, she has been working on portraits of trans females in a mid-century context.
Morello generally works in oils, but she has also created digital projects as well. Her Master’s Thesis is an interactive installation based on a three-month time period spent in London. The project explores the theory of subjectivity. Users are encouraged to navigate their way through the project in a personal, often nonlinear, way.
Her work has been shown in galleries in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Her sketches are part of the permanent collection at The Brooklyn Art Library.