IZZE FRANCES is a pseudonym adopted in 2012 by Elizabeth Fergus-Jean for a new body of photographic and encaustic work.
Her encaustic mixed media images weave layers of encaustic medium, photographs and pan pastels.
Elizabeth Fergus-Jean, Ph.D., is a nationally recognized and award winning interdisciplinary artist, author and educator. Her artwork has been exhibited in museums, universities and art galleries, and is held in numerous public and private collections. It has also appeared on the covers of more than 15 international myth and depth psychology journals and books. She has been Artist-in-Residence at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, and at The Ohio State University. Elizabeth has authored several books and numerous essays on image and psyche, for which she has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. As an educator she has taught in a range of venues (museum school, university, art college and art centers), currently she is a graduate adjunct professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute.