Elizabeth Stehling grew up riding horses and going to contra dances in the foothills of Appalachia. She creates videos that use symbolic movements, communal dances, and loaded gestures as the basis to explore conditions and moods between the individual and society. Recent work questions the impacts of technology on the relationship to time, consciousness, and ability to experience the sublime.
Her accomplishments have taken her to the Currents New Media Festival, Aspen Shortsfest, Omaha Film Festival and more. She has been awarded artist residencies at the Wassaic Project, the Rensing Center, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and Plug Projects. She received the Robert Altman Emerging Filmmaker Award in 2016, as well as a grant from Art in the Loop.
Elizabeth graduated from the Pratt Institute in NYC with her MFA in 2010 and received her BA from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC in 2005. She lives in Kansas City where she works at the Kansas City Ballet, producing their videos and digital content. She continues to explore videos and collaborations often around the theme of movement.