Merei, a Hungarian born artist came to
Toronto in 1972 where she currently lives
and works. Growing up in Szombathely,
Hungary a city with a 2,000 year old
history, made a lifelong impression on her.
In 1979, she carved her first sculpture in
stone, which became her ultimate form of
expression. Carving directly into the stone
without models or maquettes, using the
natural stone with its imperfections and
sudden temper became an ongoing challenge.
Elizabeth has a keen interest in the beauty,
spirit and harmony of the human form.
Whether abstract or classical, her work
exudes sensuality and tension between smooth
and rough surfaces. She has exhibited
widely, with shows in Canada, the United
States and abroad. She has also served on
the executive of the Sculptors Society of
Canada since 1985.