Elise Dunn

My practice is driven by an urge to document, break apart and make sense of memory, both in a personal and a collective sense. I see my paintings, sculptures, drawings and writings as examples of the flaws of preservation being a form of construction.

My work is an exploration of time, boundaries, organic processes, and domesticity. I work from my own experiences and those I have inherited. I am interested in the fluidity of truth and the power of having control over narrative. How many truths can exist at once? This is something I think about often.

30 June

Oil on canvas (2019)

Gratefully Absorbed

Oil on canvas (2019)


Cotton, wax, horse hair (2021)


Oil on canvas (2020)