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Education 2013, MFA in Design and Technology, Parsons, The New School for Design, New York NY 2010, BFA in Expanded Media and minor in Art History, Alfred University, Alfred NY 2009, Women’s Studies Certificate, Women’s Leadership Academy, Alfred, NY Artist Residencies 2016, Open Wabi, Man·u·fac·ture Residency, Fredericktown, Ohio 2016, ProjectArt, Social Justice and Practice Residency, Bushwick, New York Group Exhibitions 2016, Parsons DT-SXSW SXstyle Wearable Technology and Functional Garments, SXSW, Westin Austin, Texas 2015, The Loft Show, Mckibbin Lofts: Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, New York 2014, Understanding Media: The Extensions of the Human Being, 319 Scholes, Brooklyn, New York (Jurors: Holly Crawford, Director, Editor of AC Institute; Jill Conner, Founder of AS Artist Studio; Michela Bondardo, Board Member of MoMA International Art Council; Vida Sabbaghi, Guest Curator for the Queens Museum of Art; Alison Pierz, Curator) 2013, Carte Blanche, LSU Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, LA (Juror: Anthony Ryan Auld, Fashion Designer, Featured on Project Runway) 2013, MFA Design and Technology Thesis Exhibition, Parsons, New York, NY 2013,  Disparate Perspectives, Parsons, New York, NY 2012, Witness Material, Cuchifritos, New York, NY 2010, Ladyfest Bellingham, The Meat Market, Bellingham, WA 2010, BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition, Davis Gym, Alfred, NY 2010, We Do What We Want! Part Two: Hot Video, Turner Gallery, Alfred, NY 2009, We Do What We Want!, Harder Hall, Alfred, NY 2007, Change Me, Women’s Leadership Center, Alfred, NY Screenings 2014, Bushwick Daily Short Film Festival, Bizarre, Brooklyn, NY 2013, Guilty Please, Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn, NY 2013, Break in Case of Fabulous, Mazelle, Brooklyn, NY 2012, iLike Market, Family Business Gallery, New York, NY (Curator: Lucia Love, Artist) 2011, Data Happy, Tas Kafe, Beacon, NY 2011, Washington Project for the Arts Experimental Media Series, The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C., St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Washington D.C., Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (Juror: DJ Spooky, Artist & Writer) 2010, Female Shorts: Films & Video Showcase,Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA 2010, The 10th Annual T-10 Festival, 21 Grand, Oakland, CA 2010, Clifton Film Festival, Clifton Town Park, Clifton, VA 2010, The Media Lab, The Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China 2010, The Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Shenyang, China Performances 2014, Make: Wearables on the Runway, Jacob Javis Center, New York, NY 2013, #artwedding, Fitness Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (Co-Collaborator: Cem Kocyildirim, Artist) Exhibitions Curated 2011, End to End, Harvestworks, New York, NY (Co-Curators: Zeljka Blak, Artist; Moyi Zhang, Artist) Artist Talks 2015, Woman of Influence, Alfred University 2014, Internet Week, New York, NY 2013, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia 2013, Cuchifritos, New York, NY Bibliography 2015 - Ashley Hoffman, “A Three-Dimensional, LED-Lit Dance Costume that Exposes the Performer — Or Hides Her”, New York Times’ T Magazine, June 5, 2015. 2015 – “Elizabeth Tolson – Brooklyn, New York”, 365 Artists 365 Days, Feb. 23, 2015. 2015 – Mariella,”Das Menstruationskleid: Stopp – Ich Menstruiere!”, Sleaze Magazine, Feb. 5, 2015. 2015 – Matt Richardson, “Fashion Forward, Nine designers blending apparel and technology”, Make: Magazine, February 2015, 36-37. 2015 – Amber Frost, “ On the Rag: Sci-Fi Dress Warns ‘I’M ON MY F*CKING PERIOD’ with LED Lights!”, Dangerous Minds, Jan. 22, 2015. 2015 – Genista, “Interactive LED Dress Changes Color When the Wearer is Menstruating or Touched Inappropriately”, Jan. 7, 2015. 2015 – Laura Smith, “This dress alarms when the wearer is touched inappropriately”, Design Faves, 2015. 2014 – Matt Richardson, “Wearables in Contemporary Ballet”, Make, New York, NY, November 2014. 2014 – Matt Richardson, “Make: Wearables Projects on the Runway”, Makezine, Nov 8, 2014. 2014 – Ashley Hoffman, “LED Artist Elizabeth Tolson on Chastity Pledges Slut Shaming and Her Light Up Fertility Dress”, Styleite, Mar. 24 2014. 2013 – Joanna Derkaczew, “Blogi Wysokich Obcasów”, Wysokieobcasy.pl. Oct. 4, 2013. 2010 – Marie Biondolilo, “Ladyfest Art Show: June 17-20 – Meat Market.” What’s Up! Magazine, July 6, 2010. Publications as Author 2013 – “Vessel: A Series of Dresses Specially Designed for the Female Body – Fashioning Technology Featured Post”, Fashioningtech.com, July 2013.