Elizabeth Harney

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Elizabeth Harney (1988) was born on a military base in Enid, Oklahoma. She grew up on bases all across the nation before finally settling in New Jersey. As someone who spent her high school years in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp dreaming of becoming a fighter pilot, she is drawn to American mythologies, especially those featuring the masculine archetype of the Protector. She plays with desire for this mythos and deconstructs its influence on the ethics of sanctioned violence. Elizabeth is currently a candidate for an MFA at Hunter College. In 2013 she received her BFA from New Jersey City University and in 2014 she was a participant at Skowhegan School of Painting and Drawing. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


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