Elisabeth Q. Diamond received a BA in History from Princeton University in 1987 and a post-baccalaureate certificate from Oregon College of Art & Craft in 2018. Her experiences in the intervening years as a parent, teacher, entrepreneur, and cook influence her artistic practice.
Her graduate work is an investigation of the way traumatic memories are stored physically and how making art might release them. Diamond uses clay to represent and respond to the body and to be a vehicle to explore the subconscious. Her appreciation for written language and fiber art also informs her process.
Diamond has lived in San Francisco, St. Louis, and Dallas and plans to move to the New York area after graduation to continue her work and be near her adult children. She will be forever grateful for the community of artists with whom she enjoyed Cranbrook and safely avoided contracting the Coronavirus.