In earlier work, Isabel Bigelow imagery was inspired by simple curves of plowed fields and the play of light and shadow on architecture. The Wave Hill paintings continue an approach she has been following for several years. She has exhibited widely with one-person shows at Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York, NY; Gilman Contemporary, Ketcham, ID; Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA; Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; and Etsuko Shibata Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, as well as many group exhibitions. She has had residencies at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Millay Colony for the Arts, and she participated in the Artist in the Marketplace Program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. She received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. She earned her BA from Harvard University and her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art.