Elizabeth East is a director of L.A. Louver in Los Angeles, California. For almost two decades Elizabeth has worked with gallery artists, including David Hockney, Gajin Fujita, Heather Gwen Martin, Alison Saar and Matt Wedel, and the Estates of Charles Garabedian and R.B. Kitaj, among others. Prior to L.A. Louver she was a director of Hollis Taggart Galleries, focusing on late 19th and early 20th American painting, and contemporary realist art. Elizabeth studied both business and art history in the UK, and earned a M.A. in Art History from Goldsmiths, University of London.
Elizabeth worked closely with Frederick Hammersley during the last ten years of his life, curating four exhibitions and editing an oral history commissioned by L.A. Louver in 2003. Since 2009 Elizabeth has worked with the Frederick Hammersley Foundation, collaborating on gallery and museum exhibitions, and editing and writing four exhibition catalogues. In addition to an extensive survey exhibition presented in Spring 2017, recent L.A. Louver shows include Hammersley’s early ’60s organic and cut-up paintings, and one devoted to his computer drawings.