About Elizabeth Goss

Elizabeth is represented by Fiona Kenshole at Transatlantic Agency.
New picture book My Way West available from your favorite book seller!
    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 credits include:
My Way West
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

Recent illustration clients include:
Spider Magazine
SMART
Nick Sports
SCBWI of Oregon
The Guild of American Papercutters
The Wind & Oar Boat School
My recent exhibition history includes:
Woodland
November 2021, Madrona Hill, Portland, Oregon
New Roots
June 2021, Artists Off the Page, Planty McPlanterface
Monsters
October 2020, Artists Off the Page, Online Gallery
Adaptation
July 2020, Land Gallery, Portland, OR
Places in Paper
September 2019, Gallery 3700, Arlington, VA
CreativiTEA
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, Alaska
2016 OPEN HOUSE—Designing for the Birds
Awarded the Home Sweet Home Award
April 2016, WeMake, Portland, Oregon
Bulfinch: Memories and Fairytales Art Show
January 2016, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Washington, D.C.
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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