Elizabeth Wojciak was born in Bieska-Biala, near Krakow in Poland, in 1960. As a teenager in Poland, Elizabeth began her interest in art. She then made her way to Sydney, Australia.
After settling in Australia, Elizabeth began working as an animator for the Hanna-Barbera studios, and after four years decided to travel the world. These travels included living in Japan for four years, crossing China and then Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway, and living in America for a period of time.
Arriving back in Australia, Elizabeth then settled in Adelaide, South Australia, becoming a mother of two. It was at this time that her interest in art took a more definitive turn, and Elizabeth entered the Adelaide Centre for the Arts, graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Applied Design in 2004. Elizabeth majored in painting and received an Outstanding Academic Achievement Award.
Since her studies, Elizabeth has received several awards including the 2004 MinterEllison Lawyers Rising Star Award and the Art Stretchers Award for Highest Achievement in Painting in 2005. Elizabeth has also been selected to exhibit in the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, represented ACArt Adelaide at PICA in Perth, WA, and her work is now included in several national and international private collections. Her first solo exhibition in 2008, Recent Works, demonstrated Elizabeth’s expressive and intuitive approach to painting. Following exhibitions, Affinities, in 2009, Entwined, in Sydney in 2010, and Enigma, at the AP Bond gallery in 2012, continue along these lines but with a greater emphasis on the figurative. It is in this figurative work that Elizabeth is currently expanding on her interest in the vagaries of human relationships.