About Elizabeth Goss
For all picture book related inquiries, please contact my phenomenal agent, Fiona Kenshole at Transatlantic Agency.
Elizabeth Goss is an illustrator, author, and papercutter based in the Pacific Northwest. Her first picture book My Way West:Real Kids Traveling the Oregon and California Trails (West Margin Press, 2021) won the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People. Her new picture book, All About Nothing (Charlesbridge, 2023) is a collaboration with decorated children’s author Elizabeth Rusch and celebrates all the positives of negative space. Its sequel, All About Color (Charlesbridge, 2024), is now available for preorder from your favorite bookseller!
    An honors graduate of Syracuse University’s illustration program, Elizabeth Goss has been working as a professional papercutter for more than ten years. Her artwork has appeared in books, galleries, TV spots, and advertisements.
    She is a proud member of the Guild of American Papercutters and has previously served on their board as a VP of Exhibits and the VP of Community Outreach. Elizabeth loves to teach. Her workshops welcome students into the world of papercutting and are a great way to explore negative space, composition, shape, and color.
    As a writer, she specializes in stories that are unusual or unexpected. Unlikely heroes, new takes on classic stories, and the secret worlds of children are her forte. Whether she is writing a whimsical fantasy or a piece of vivid nonfiction, she loves to surprise her readers.
Publishing History
All About Color (coming soon!)
Illustrator, Charlesbridge, 2024
All About Nothing
Illustrator, Charlesbridge, 2023
Cracks of Gold
Illustrator, Pioneer Valley Books, 2022
My Way West
Real Kids Traveling the Oregon and California Trails
Author/Illustrator, West Margin Press, 2021
Paper Magic
Author, Heinemann, 2019
Sweet Medicine
Author, Heinemann, 2019
Your Feet
Author, Heinemann, 2019
Tiny Dragons
Illustrator, ArtOrder llc, 2018
Oregon Reads Aloud
Illustrator, West Margin Press, 2016
Exhibition History
The Original Art
November 2023, The Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
Birdhouse Books Show
October 2023, Artists Off the Page, Portland, OR
Paper Garden
July 2023, Sevigny Studio PDX, Portland, OR
July 2023, Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland, OR
Paper Invitational
April & May 2023, Alberta Street Gallery, Portland, OR
Woodland II
November & December 2022, East Borough Shop, Portland, OR
Power in Numbers 2022
September 2022, Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CA
September 2022, Artists Off the Page, Portland, OR
Woodland (Extended)
March & April 2022, East Borough Shop, Portland, OR
November 2021, Madrona Hill, Portland, OR
New Roots
June 2021, Artists Off the Page, Portland, OR
October 2020, Artists Off the Page, Portland, OR
July 2020, Land Gallery, Portland, OR
Places in Paper
September 2019, Gallery 3700, Arlington, VA
April 2019, Gallery on Gazebo, Johnstown, PA
No Cutting Remarks: Original Papercuts by Elizabeth Goss
March - April 2019, Cascade Park Community Library, Vancouver, WA
Food & Forest: Original Papercuts by Elizabeth Goss
January 2018, The Thurman St. Collective, Portland, OR
No Big Heads 2017
October 2017, Hugh McPeck Gallery, Anchorage, AK
2016 OPEN HOUSE—Designing for the Birds
Awarded the Home Sweet Home Award
April 2016, WeMake, Portland, OR
Recent Illustration Clients
Hovering Shrieks
Charlesbridge Publishing
Pioneer Valley Books
Spider Magazine
West Margin Press
Nick Sports
SCBWI of Oregon
The Guild of American Papercutters
The Wind & Oar Boat School
Recent awards:
2022 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People
Category: Grade 4 - 6
Elizabeth Goss, My Way West: Real Kids Traveling the Oregon & California Trails (West Margin Press, Berkeley, CA)
My manuscript Full Moon Fever was a Finalist in the 2018 Bologna Dueling Illustrators Manuscript Contest
Proud member of the Guild of American Papercutters
To peek inside the studio and see what I'm working on right now, follow me on Instagram @lizabethgoss.
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