Elizabeth Casqueiro

Current Exhibits



Past Exhibits


Elizabeth Casqueiro was born in England and grew up in Portugal. She came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student.  A resident of the District of Columbia, she works from her studios in Washington, DC and Easton, Maryland.

Elizabeth holds degrees in architecture and design.  She also pursued art studies at the Escola Superior de Belas Artes in Lisbon, Central Saint Martin’s College of Art in London, the Corcoran College of Art and Design, and the Washington Studio School. After an extensive career as a corporate architect in the World Bank Group, during which she traveled extensively to the far reaches of the globe, she now pursues her passion for art making on a full-time basis.

Her portfolio includes painting, drawing, ceramics, and 3-dimensional multimedia work.  Her themes are inquiries into the intersection of the manmade, the natural, and the imagined.  Comic book characters surface frequently as a reminder of the impact of popular culture on modern day society, as do personally significant references to history, industrial objects, and childhood gardens.

Elizabeth exhibits in the United States and in Europe and her artwork is in private and corporate collections.

2003—Master of International Business Management, Univ. of Westminster, London, UK
1986—Master of Architecture (MArch), Catholic University of America, Washington DC
1975—BA Design (equiv.), Instituto de Arte e Design (IADE), Lisbon, Portugal
2013 to Present—Critique Sessions led by Judy Southerland, DC
2015 to 2018—Art Courses at Washington Studio School, Washington DC
2009—Montorno Painting Workshop, Serravezza, Italy
2008 to 2018—Painting at Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington DC
2002—Drawing and Painting at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art, London
1974 to 1975—Escola Superior de Belas Artes de Lisboa (ESBAL), Lisbon, Portugal

2021 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award
2021 DC Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program Award
2020 DC Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program Award
2019 First Prize, Judged Fine Art and Craft, Chestertown River Arts, Chestertown, MD
2018 Lisa Neher Memorial Award, One-Year Residency, Jackson Art Center, Wash.DC
2017 First Prize Fine Art “IN MOTION” Hamptons Art Hub, Sag Harbor

2021 Retorno, Quinta dos Caniços, Tires, Portugal
2019 Ballyhoo, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Gaithersburg, MD
2018 Re:Vision, Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA
2018 Entrances and Exits, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD
2017 Super:Visions, Centro Cultural de Cascais, Portugal
2015 Flux, Galeria Quattro, Leiria, Portugal

2021 Finding Light, Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD
2021 Amalgama, London, UK
2020 Spotlight, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
2020 Elemental, Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD
2020 Intimate Generations, Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD
2019 A Sense of Place, Gertrude Herbert Inst. of Art, Augusta, GA
2019 Artists Choice, Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC
2019 Judged Fine Art and Craft, River Arts, Chestertown, MD
2019 Spotlight, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
2018 Beginnings, Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD
2017 Summer 2017, Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD
2017 Little Demons, Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD
2017 Fumetti Redux, Duo show, Studio Gallery, Washington, DC
2017 La Vie en Bleu, Strathmore Center, Rockville, MD
2017 In Motion, Hamptons Art Hub, Sag Harbor, NY.
2016 Trio Show, Studio Gallery, Washington, DC
2016 Out-of-the-Fire, Duo show, Easton, MD
2016 Academy Art Museum, Member show, Easton, MD
2016 Fine Arts @ Oxford, Oxford MD
2016 Women’s Work, Univ. of DC, Washington DC
2015 Ensemble, Studio Gallery, Washington DC