Elizabeth Preger creates large scale, immersive environments that utilize photography, video, sculpture and sound. Recorded interviews and oral history are integral to her practice as a way of proposing an act of collective listening while asking, “Who is talking to whom?” and “Who is listening?” Her work activates narratives around nature and people, where the subjects of her own cultural history, and the documenting and developing of relationships, are always framed in resilience. Recent work focuses on the banya, or bath house. Situated as a historic site of folkloric survival skills, exchanged physically in the dark and the steam, the banya functions to preserve Russian folk culture and memory. Elizabeth has curated exhibitions of her colleagues’ works and organized concurrent events, demonstrating her vision of art as a space for building community, shared experience and meaning. She earned a B.A. in Art from UCLA in 2010, and an M.F.A. in Photography & Media from CalArts in 2018. Her work has been the subject of solo shows at Kathmandu Photo Gallery, Bangkok and Artery Post-Modern Gallery, Bangkok, and included in group exhibitions in the U.S. curated by Anne Ellegood, Daniela Lieja Quintanar, and Mark Allen. She has had work published in the LA Times and LA Weekly, and has been featured in Photo L.A. and by the Main Museum. Elizabeth was an artist in residence at Lugar a Dudas, Cali, Columbia, as part of escuela incierta. She lives and works in Los Angeles.