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Exhibitor listing
Lochness Landslide - Amy Genser
A Walk through Wonderland - Kimber Berry
Europa 22 - Stephanie Cate
Europa 21 - Stephanie Cate
Light Catcher (paper) - Carol Bennett
Dissolve - Carol Bennett
Pixie Dust and Other Magic - Kimber Berry
Saturn 13 - Stephanie Cate
Europa 19 - Stephanie Cate
Layer Up - Amy Genser
Moss Tentacles - Amy Genser
Lost City of A - Heidi Whitman
Mappamundi (1) - Heidi Whitman
Elisa Contemporary Art
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Elisa Contemporary Art represents a portfolio of both emerging and mid-career contemporary artists with a focus on the dynamic use of mediums and materials

Artists Exhibited at the show:

  • Kimber Berry

    Kimber Berry

    Kimber Berry - Pixie Dust and Other Magic
    Pixie Dust and Other Magic
    Kimber Berry - A Walk through Wonderland
    A Walk through Wonderland
    Biography : Kimber is a Los Angeles artist, who is part of the "Flow Movement," a term coined by Art Critic (and curator) Peter Frank. Her artwork is vibrant and dynamic mixed media combining acrylics, resins and digitally altered photographs of her paint-strokes. As a native of LA, Kimber loves to blur the line between what is real and what is illusion.

    She has received a lot of positive attention from art critics and curators on the West Coast and has been featured in solo and group shows in New York, LA and Atlanta. She has been part of recent exhibits at the Riverside Museum and the Huntington Beach Art Center in California.

    Kimber was recently featured in the magazines Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, Ocean Home and Flaunt. In 2013, she created an installation at Terminal 3 at LAX. She is also part of the Artists Pension Fund.

    Exhibition : Selected Solo Exhibitions
    2014 "Plastic Gardens", Aberson Exhibits, Tulsa, OK
    2013 “Plastic Gardens", Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA
    2012 "Paradisio", Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
    2011 "CALIDOSCOPE", Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA
    2010 "Pulse: signs of life", Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
    2009 "I've become exactly what you feared I'd be", Phantom Galleries, LA Miracle Mile, LA, CA
    2009 "Liquid Environment" installation, OBJCT Gallery, Pomona Arts Colony, CA
    2008 "Liquid Landscapes", CSU Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Camarillo, CA
    2007 "New Paintings", Studio K, Pomona, CA
    2006 “Paint!“, Gallery 825/LAAA, L.A., CA
    2003 Market Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    East Gallery, Claremont Graduate University
    White Gallery, “light - paintings”, light installation , Claremont Graduate University, CA
    1998 Helen Lindhurst Gallery, “moments of mystery”, University of Southern California, CA

    Selected Group Exhibitions
    2014 "Bronx Speaks", Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
    "Conceptual Abstraction", Alan Avery Art Company, Atlanta, GA
    "Zenscapes", Elisa Contemporary Art, Bridgehampton, NY
    2013 Calvin Charles Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
    "Levitation", public art installation, curated by John O'Brien, LAX airport , Los Angeles, CA
    "Art from the Left Coast", Elisa Contemporary Art, Riverdale, NY
    Preview exhibition, Tinney Contemporary, Nashville, TN
    2012 "Tickled PINK", Elisa Contemporary Art, NY
    Affordable Art Fair, NY with Elisa Contemporary Art, NY
    Laguna Beach Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
    2011 "Spread The Word", Mark Moore Gallery, Culver City, CA
    Art + Technology, Elisa Contemporary Art, NY
    “Chain letter", Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica,CA
    Commence: A Philosophical Detente, Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
    "Orange", Elisa Contemporary Art, NY
    "LOVE", Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
    2010 "39 Now", den contemporary, Pacific Design Center, Hollywood, CA
    Art Hamptons,
    Detailed Description : In this latest series, Plastic Gardens, Kimber addresses the ongoing diminishing natural environments. According to Kimber, "Amongst hundreds of thousands of miles of concrete and steel we feel a distance from nature and are compelled to create green spaces, oasis, parks and gardens of cut grass, pruned trees and waterfalls constructed of painted concrete rocks encircled by highly designed flower beds, essentially nature on our terms. I've constructed this series of paintings inspired by these plastic gardens."

  • Stephanie Cate

    Stephanie Cate

    Stephanie Cate - Europa 19
    Europa 19
    Stephanie Cate - Saturn 13
    Saturn 13
    Stephanie Cate - Europa 21
    Europa 21
    Stephanie Cate - Europa 22
    Europa 22
    Biography : Stephanie Cate is an abstract painter based out of Los Angeles, California and our new addition to the gallery! She spent most of her childhood in France, before relocating to Los Angeles, California at fourteen. She spent a couple of years as an apprentice for a muralist in Santa Monica, painting large scale murals for casinos in Las Vegas and private residences before she decided to pursue her own artistic path. She attended Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, receiving a BFA in painting. Being surrounded by the history and architecture of France as a child and the grand decaying beauty of former centuries left an early impression on her that still influences her work to this day. After working for over a decade in a photographic based mixed-media process, Stephanie returned to her original love of pure abstraction to delve in further and reconnect with freshness and liberation of texture, line, shape and color. Stephanie's work is in public and private collections including Kelly Wearstler, Renee Zellweger, Annabeth Gish, Mr. Avi Amiel (President, Art Collector International Magazine), Rasa Center for Yoga (Oregon) and Wynn Tower Suites (Las Vegas) Exhibition : Select Exhibitions
    2016 Affordable Art Fair NYC
    2015 11th Annual Open Studios Santa Monica Art Studios - Santa Monica, CA
    Santa Monica Art Studios open studio event Santa Monica, CA
    2014 (e)merge Art Fair, Washington, DC
    2013 (e)merge Art Fair, Washington, DC
    2012 (e)merge Art Fair Washington, DC
    2011 Art Night 2011, WPA/Hickok Cole Architects – Washington, DC
    2010 Hard Times Require Furious Dancing, Busboys & Poets, Washington, DC
    2009 Jerusalem, Artizen Gallery – McCall Idaho (solo show)
    Windows and Wings, Bohemia Gallery – Ashland, OR (two person exhibition)
    2008 Q is for Queen, PRIZE – Ashland, Oregon (solo show)
    2006 Grand Opening, Crimson Alley Art – Sedona, Arizona (featured artist)
    2007 Good Things Come In Small Packages, Bohemia Gallery – Ashland, Oregon
    Women of Ashland, Bohemia Gallery – Ashland, Oregon (two person exhibition)
    Portals of Grace – Artizen Gallery – McCall, Idaho (solo show)
    2003 Heart Opening, Flash Gallery - Los Feliz, California
    2002 Grand Opening, Chiaroscuro Gallery - Scottsdale, Arizona
    2001 New Works, Gallery Gallery Soolip - Los Angeles, California (solo show)
    Grand Opening, Chiaroscuro Gallery - Santa Fe, New Mexico
    2000 Sediment of Memory, Gallery Soolip - Los Angeles, CA (two person exhibition) 1999
    Millennium, Gallery Soolip - Los Angeles, CA
    Visual Underground, Simon/Schade Gallery - Los Angeles
    1998 Opening, Environment Gallery - Los Angeles, California (solo exhibition)
    Cold Fusion: GENART Winter Exhibit, Simon/Schade Gallery - Los Angeles, California
    GENART: Annual Fund Raiser - Los Angeles, CA
    1997 GENART: Winter Exhibit, Christie’s Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, California
    1995 Arteries, Massachusetts College of Art - Boston, MA
    Summer Fling, Massachusetts College of Art - Boston, MA
    Skopelos ’94, Massachusetts College of Art - Boston, MA

    Selected Private Collections
    Ms. Kelly Wearstler – Los Angeles, California
    Ms. Renee Zellweger – Los
  • Amy Genser

    Amy Genser

    Amy Genser - Moss Tentacles
    Moss Tentacles
    Amy Genser - Layer Up
    Layer Up
    Amy Genser - Lochness Landslide
    Lochness Landslide
    Biography : Amy Genser makes dimensional paper collages. These colorful, textural, one-of-a-kind wall pieces embody movement and processes. She masterfully manipulates paper -- each piece being cut, rolled and stacked -- to mimic organic forms and natural processes. While starting as flat piles of paper, her artwork builds and grows into 3-dimensional constructions filled with color, texture and patterns.

    Her exploration of paper as medium began in a papermaking and bookmaking class she took, while studying for her graduate degree in graphic design at Rhode Island School of Design.

    Today, her work has been exhibited at many venues throughout the northeast United States and has been featured in publications such as Architectural Digest. She earned her MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design.
    2013 Cut, Rolled and Burnt, Elisa Contemporary Art (NY and Bridgehampton),
    Affordable Art Fair NYC, Elisa Contemporary Art, NY, October
    Solo Exhibit, Long View Gallery, Washington, DC, Nov/Dec
    Architectural Digest Home Show, New York City
    2012 Architectural Digest Home Show, New York City
    2011 Coiled Terrain, Solo Exhibit, Long View Gallery, Washington, DC, Long View Gallery
    Architectural Digest Home Show, New York City
    2010 The Chase Family Gallery at the Mandell JCC, Solo Show, Bloomfield, CT,
    2007 Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
    Westchester Craft Show, White Plains, NY
    2006 Westchester Craft Show, White Plains, NY
    2004 Quarto, Mark Gallery, Cambridge, MA
    Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
    Washington Craft Show, Washington, DC
    Westchester Craft Show, White Plains, NY
    Craft Boston, The World Trade Center, Boston, MA
    2003 Art for the Office, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
    Beneath the Surface: Rock Paper Threads, Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery, Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA
    Washington Craft Show, Washington, DC
    ACC Baltimore Craft Show, Baltimore, MD
    2002 John Slade Ely House, Six-person Invitational Show, New Haven, CT
    Gallery 402, The Organization of Independent Artists, New York, NY
    Silvermine Art Guild, Art of the Northeast, New Canaan, CT
    Kathryn Shultz Gallery, Cambridge Art Association, Group Show, National Prize Show
    Cambridge, MA
    Washington Craft Show, Washington, DC
    Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
    Crafts at the Castle, Boston, MA

    Meditech Corporation, Canton, MA
    Novartis Pharmaceuticals World Headquarters, Cambridge, MA
    Wellington Management, Boston, MA and Tokyo, Japan
    Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
    Coventry First, Philadelphia, PA
    MacGray Corp, Cambridge, MA
    Kaiser Permanente
    Detailed Description : Amy explains her work by saying, “The sources of my work are textures, patterns, and grids. I look for forms that can be repeated to create a pattern when they are joined. My work tries to capture the essence of an experience or an image I have seen. I often look to the natural world for inspiration. I am fascinated by the flow of water, the organization of beehives, and the organic irregularity of plants, flowers, rock formations, barnacles, moss, and seaweed. Aerial views of our landscape can also be compelling; it is interesting how the organization of our landscape becomes quilt-like when viewed from above.”

  • Mitch McGee

    Mitch McGee

    Biography : The influences for McGee's own artwork came from the style of Pop Art legend, Roy Lichtenstein.

    According to McGee, "Lichtenstein with a Red Bow was the first piece that started me down this rabbit hole. Roy Lichtenstein took comic strips and repositioned them as lithography. In an almost tongue-in-cheek fashion I wondered how I could take one of his pieces and recreate it in another medium. The easy answer for me was wood. I grew up working with it and, combined with my graphic design background, it left me with a new medium and expression that I think really works." From that start, Houston artist, McGee began to create his own style and establish his unique voice.

    McGee has created original works inspired by Superhero comics, Sports icons, as well as romantic moments using thick lines and bold colors to bring these scenes to life in his own way. Each artwork is filled with humor, irony, compassion or seduction.

    His artwork has been exhibited throughout Texas since 2001 and in New York with Elisa Contemporary Art since 2012. His work is public and private collections throughout the world. Mitch McGee’s artwork was featured in the March 2013 issue of Dwell Magazine, in W Magazine in October, 2013, and a solo exhibit at 1st Dibs in NYC in December 2013.

    Exhibition : SOLO EXHIBITION
    2013 "All About Pop", 1stdibs@NYDC, Elisa Contemporary Art, New York

    2014 My Hero II, Elisa Contemporary Art, Bridgehampton & Riverdale, New York
    2013 Smitten, Elisa Contemporary Art, New York
    AAFNYC, Elisa Contemporary Art, New York
    2012 AAFNYC, Elisa Contemporary Art, New York
    My Hero, Elisa Contemporary Art, New York
    Betz Gallery, Twelve by Twelve Show, Houston, TX
    2011 Poissant Gallery, Houston, TX
    Winter Street & Spring Street Studios Artist Exhibition, Houston, TX
    6th Annual Inner Art Corridor Open Show, Houston, TX
    2010 Kuhl-Linscomb, Houston, TX
    2006 Gallery Night, Leigh Boyd, Ft. Worth, TX
    2003 Gallery Night, Leigh Boyd, Ft. Worth, TX
    2001 Gallery Night, Leigh Boyd, Ft. Worth, TX

    2005 Baylor University, Waco, TX
    2013 Houston Rockets, Houston TX

    Detailed Description : Today, his creativity exists in that space between painting and sculpture. In his Birch series, McGee uses pieces of wood, each illustrated, hand cut and stained or painted to create dimensional pieces. Each painting is filled with thick layers and subtle shadows. There is a warmth created by the imperfection of the birch and its grain that creates an emotional connection. Each painting is a labor of love, taking 40 to 50 hours or more to complete.

  • Heidi Whitman

    Heidi Whitman

    Heidi Whitman - Mappamundi (1)
    Mappamundi (1)
    Heidi Whitman - Lost City of A
    Lost City of A
    Biography : Heidi Whitman’s paper constructions, paintings, and drawings are invented terrains or mental maps. Contemporary city grids and maps of ancient ruins are primary references. According to Heidi, her "lost cities" artworks are all about how the mind works: "The structure of the city and the structure of the mind are conflated in my paper constructions. I’m interested in states of mind, how experience is translated into thought, how memories are layered, and how dreams jumble reality. Contemporary city grids and plans of ancient ruins are layered and edited along with references to mental networks. In today’s globalized world distance and time have changed. The internet has compressed and collapsed time and space. Networks of hyper-connectivity are the maps of the contemporary world whether these networks are in the structure of the city, the mind, or the internet. In my reimagined places shape and shadow interact invoking memory, presence, and absence". Whitman’s work was featured in Katharine Harmon’s book The Map as Art, Princeton Architectural Press, 2009. In 2007 Whitman completed a commission for the City of Cambridge (Jill Brown-Rhone Park). Her public and private collections include the McMullen Museum of Art, the Boston Public Library, IBM, Simmons College, Bank of America, Boston University, the Federal Reserve, JPMorgan Chase, and Fidelity Investments. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Whitman is a recipient of the Clarissa Bartlett Traveling Scholarship awarded by the Trustees of the Museum of Fine Arts. She is a faculty member at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Exhibition : 2015 Heidi Whitman: Lost Cities, Montserrat College of Art Gallery, Beverly MA
    2014 Heaven, Hell, and Here, Christopher Henry Gallery, New York NY
    2011 Shadowland, Christopher Henry Gallery, New York NY
    2010 Invisible Cities: Paper Constructions by Heidi Whitman, Gallery Benoit, Boston MA
    2007 Brain Terrain: An Exhibition of Painting and Drawing by Heidi Whitman, Cambridge Arts
    Council Gallery, Cambridge MA
    2004–2005 Radical Corpus Cartographies: Sculpture by Miriam Bloom and Paintings by Heidi
    Whitman, Beard Gallery, Wheaton College, Norton MA
    2004 State of Mind: Drawings by Heidi Whitman,Mather House, Harvard College,Cambridge MA
    2003 Heidi Whitman: Brain Terrain, Paintings and Drawings,NAO Project Gallery, Boston, MA
    2001 Heidi Whitman, Brainstorm: An Installation of Drawings, Nesto Gallery, Milton Academy, Milton MA
    Heidi Whitman, Brainstorm: New Works on Paper, South End Gallery, Boston Public Library, Boston MA
    1999 Heidi Whitman, Heads: Works on Paper, Lillian Immig Gallery, Emmanuel College, Boston MA
    1998 Heidi Whitman, Acacia Gallery, Gloucester MA
    1994 Heidi Whitman: New Paintings—Eye of the Beholder Series, Trustman Art Gallery, Simmons College, Boston MA
    1991 Heidi Whitman: Paintings and Drawings 1980–1990, St. Botolph Club, Boston MA
    1988 Heidi Whitman: Paintings on Paper, Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston MA
    1985 Heidi Whitman: Imagined Landscapes,Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston MA
    1983 Heidi Whitman: Recent Watercolors, Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston MA

    2016 Art on Paper, Elisa Contemporary Art, New York, NY
    2014 Personal Terrain: Contemporary Mapping, Concord Art Association, Concord MA
    Faculty Exhibition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA
    2013 Fictional Geographies, Whitespace, Atlanta GA
    The 23rd Drawing Show, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston MA
    Are We Where Yet?, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn NY
    2012/13 The Map

Other Artists represented by the Gallery:

  • Carol Bennett

    Carol Bennett

    Biography : Carol is one of the few artists who really captures what it's like to be in...and move through the water.

    She is a native of Los Angeles, who has spent the last 20 years living in Hawaii in Kaua'i. She spends all of her time surrounded by water, and a great deal within it. Elisa Contemporary Art has been representing her work since 2008

    Her work is a meditative journey through both the water and through life. She is intrigued by how life continues to flow and change, being both in the moment and timeless. The viewer will experience being in a state “flow” – where the currents of the ocean suspend life and self, and the unexpected floats to the surface.

    Carol’s fascination with the swimmer imagery began when she was living in Los Angeles and swimming at the LA Athletic Club. According to Carol, “The floor beneath the pool, with its ethereal skylight, was an underwater observation room...used by Olympic coaches in the 1920's. I would feel like a voyeur, watching the swimmer's private time and drawing in their beauty. I became the swimmer I observed in the images I later created.

    Carol's work has been featured in many solo and group exhibits throughout California and Hawaii including a 2007 solo show at the First Hawaiian Center at the Contemporary Museum of Art (Honolulu). She has recently completed a commissioned 8' x 48' glass canopy for the Hawaii State Art Museum, Sculpture Garden. She has been featured in Hamptons Cottages & Gardens and Ocean Home Magazine. In 2010, Elisa Contemporary Art held her first solo exhibit in New York City.
    Exhibition : Selected Solo Exhibitions 2010 Current Motion, Elisa Contemporary Art curated exhibit at Saint Peters Church, NYC 2008 Flow, New Works, The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, HI One thing leads to Another, Timespace Gallery, Kauai, HI 2006 Art at The Bean, Kauai Hawaii, curated by Alison Wong,Contemporary Museum, HI 1996 Carol Bennett / Wayne Zebzda , Roy’s Poipu, Kauai, HI 1993 Waters’ edge, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI 1991 Work in progress, Stones Gallery, Lihue, HI 1990 Recent paintings and works on paper, Fiona Whitney Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1988 New Works, Stones Gallery, Lihue, HI 1985 Recent Works, Roark, Los Angeles, CA 1983 Summer Show, Stones Gallery, Lihue, HI 1982 Underwater Colors, Stones Gallery, Lihue, HI Selected Group Exhibitions 2012 Strength and Grace, Elisa Contemporary Art, NY 2011 Swimming in Colour, Eisenhauer Gallery, MA Splash, Elisa Contemporary Art, NY, NY 2010 Embody, Elizabeth Eisenhauer Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA 2008-09 Holiday Show 08, Timespace Gallery, Kauai, HI 2008 ConTempoRarities, Neiman Marcus, Honolulu, HI 2006 Exhibition of Public Art, Hawaii State Art Museum, Honolulu, HI 2005 Summertime, Hawaii State Art Museum, Honolulu, HI 2005 Reflecting Hawaii, Hawaii State Art Museum, Honolulu, HI 2004 Academy of the Arts at Line Kuna, 15 Kauai Artists, Honolulu, HI. 1999-2002 KSA annual, Lihue, Kauai State Foundation purchase award 1998 Kauai Artists, Kinipopo Gallery, Kapaa, HI. 1996 Artists of Hawaii, Honolulu Academy of the Arts, Honolulu, HI. 1995 Kauai Museum, KSA. Show, Lihue, HI. 1993 Islanded, Honolulu Academy of the Arts, Honolulu, HI. Kauai Society of Artists Invitational, Kauai Museum, Lihue, HI. 1991 Kauai Museum, KSA. Show, Lihue , HI. State Foundation Purchase Award Fiona Whitney Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. American Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 1988
    Carol Bennett - Dissolve
    Carol Bennett - Light Catcher (paper)
    Light Catcher (paper)

  • Alexis Duque

    Alexis Duque

  • Ferdinanda Florence

    Ferdinanda Florence

    Biography : Ferdinanda Florence was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in Arlington, VA. She received a degree in art history and studio art at The American University in 1994, and has continued to pursue a successful professional life as a scholar, teacher, and practicing artist. She earned her Master’s degree in art history at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1998. A second-generation Armenian-America, Ferdinanda has explored in her research the role of place in artistic expression. Her Master’s thesis detailed the link between Armenian religious rituals and church architecture. In her travel to sites in France, Italy, and Germany, she has researched the symbolism of doorway and floor decoration in Romanesque buildings. In her artwork, she uses industrial sites in her home city of Vallejo to explore issues of place on a more personal level. Exhibition : SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 2015 New Beginnings, Elisa Contemporary Art, New York, NY Aqua Art Miami (FL), Elisa Contemporary Art, NY 2014 Ferdinanda Florence/Wynne Hayakawa, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA Altered Landscapes, Arts Benicia 2013 FATE Juried Members Exhibition, Savannah, GA 2012 Summer in South Park (Again) Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2011 Ferdinanda Florence/Wynne Hayakawa, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2006 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Magic Theater, San Francisco, CA Artwork to accompany the performance of “As American As” 2005 All in the Family IV, Di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA Creative Justice: A Social Justice Art Exhibit, University of San Francisco Law School, San Francisco, CA Presentations 2011 FATE Conference, St. Louis, MO, “What’s Appreciation Got to Do with It?” Detailed Description :
    In both my art and my teaching, I am interested in the concept of liminal—or threshold—spaces, and how the slippery boundaries between inside and outside can act as metaphors for life’s unresolvable paradoxes. Featuring sites in my adopted city of Vallejo, CA, my paintings represent a personal exploration of loss and longing for something untenable and possibly irretrievable. Almost all of my subjects are industrial or commercial areas, rather than private residences. They are "home" to no one, but I am drawn to them, and find in them something personal and familiar. I admire the resiliency of the architecture, beautifully proportioned, low and obstinately hugging the ground. Yet the buildings’ faces are impassive; despite welcoming awnings and occasional doorways, the buildings here deny ready access. They are difficult to place, both in time and spatially. Vallejo itself has been cast as a “slipping” city, with unrealized promise—always on the cusp of “arriving,” yet also at risk of being declared a lost cause. While these sites suggest unresolved social and economic issues for the city, they represent for me a psychological space—a place for personal reconnaissance.
  • Martha Hughes

    Martha Hughes

    Biography : Martha Hughes lives and works in Marfa, Texas. She received her B.F.A. from the University of Texas, Austin. She has been exhibiting her artwork since 1987 throughout the US including a recent exhibit group show in Sante Fe featuring her work alongside, Chuck Close, Agnes Martin, and Sol LeWitt.

    Exhibition : SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 2014 Structured Spaces, Elisa Contemporary Art, Riverdale, New York. Octavia Art Gallery, San Antonio. Group show. Marfa Book Co. Solo show. 2013 Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe. Group show: “Again: Repitition, Meditation and Obsession in the Lannan Collection,” with Chuck Close, Agnes Martin, Sol LeWitt and others. 2012 Exhibitions 407, Marfa. Invitational. Marfa Book Co. Solo show. Thunderbird Lounge, Marfa. Solo show. 2010 Exhibitions 407, Marfa. Solo show. 2009 Marfa 6 Exhibition, Marfa. Group show. Highland Gallery, Marfa. Solo show. 2006 Highland Gallery, Marfa. Solo show. HWY 90 Gallery, Marfa. Group show. 2005 HWY 90 Gallery, Marfa. Two-person show. Big Bend Arts Council Gallery, Alpine, Texas. 2004 Davis Gallery, Austin, Texas. Two-person show. 2003 Works on Paper, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, California. Juried show. 2002 Visions International Competition 2002, Art Center Waco, Waco, Texas. Juried show. Colored Pencil Society of America 10th International Juried Exhibition, Dallas, Texas. Friends of CPSA Award. 2001 Austin Visual Arts Association exhibit, Austin, Texas. Juried show. 1987 Patrick Gallery, Austin, Texas. Group show. Austin Visual Arts Association, Austin, Texas. Invitational. 1986 Patrick Gallery, Austin, Texas. Group show. 1985 Patrick Gallery, Austin, Texas. Three-person show. 1981 Women and Their Work, Austin, and the Houston Chapter of Women’s Caucus for Art. Juried shows. 1980 Austin Contemporary Art Exhibition, Austin, Texas. Juried show. 1979 Austin Contemporary Art Exhibition, Austin, Texas. Juried show. 13th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas. Trinity House Gallery, Austin, Texas. Solo show

  • Yasemin Kackar-Demirel

    Yasemin Kackar-Demirel

    Biography : Yasemin Kackar Demirel is an emerging Turkish artist. She was born in Istanbul, received her MFA in DeKalb (IL), and currently lives in New York. Her work is a fragmented and reconstructed journey through the places she has lived and traveled, both real and imagined. She has a strong use of color and mediums incorporating acrylic, ink, pen, graphite and spraypaint into her artwork. According to Yasemin, her latest series: “Explores the rise and fall of places through physical and emotional conducts. I like to work with random juxtapositions of places in nature and the urban environment and re-present them in puzzling and surprising contexts. Shifting between abstraction and representation, I explore and experiment with the push-pull effects between the concepts of longing vs. apathy, insecurity vs. comfort, order vs. chaos, unfamiliarity vs. belonging and stability vs. ephemerality. I am intrigued by the idea of fragmenting and connecting which reinvestigates a place by reconstructing or renovating while destroying it. Here, I am employing the possibilities of a new location, a new order devoid of any preconceived identity whereby I find myself in total conformity.” Yasemin has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in the US and Turkey. Her work is also in the Ipek-Ahmet Merey Foundation in Istanbul, Turkey. Exhibition : Selected Solo Exhibitions 2010 From My Home Page, C.A.M. Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey. 2008 Encounters, Courthouse Gallery, Lake George Arts Project, NY. "Belki Boylesi Daha Dogru / Perhaps it's Better This Way", C.A.M. Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey. 2007 "My Ongoing Travelogue", McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL. 2006 "Synthetic Lands", an exhibition of paintings/drawings, The Marmara-Manhattan, NY, NY. 2004 “Never Land”, Graduate Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. 2002 Glass Gallery, Northern Illinois University, Holmes Student Ctr, DeKalb, IL. Group Exhibitions 2015 Aqua Art Miami, Elisa Contemporary Art 2014 Global Perspective, Elisa Contemporary Art, NY and the Design Studio, Bridgehampton NY Structured Spaces, Elisa Contemporary Art, NY 2012 Affordable Art Fair, Elisa Contemporary Art, NY 2009 Space Jam,Union Editions Gallery, New York, NY. The Halpert Biennial, juror Jeffrey Grove Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. Crossing Lines, juror Darsie Alexander, Delaware Ctr for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE. 2008 Present Perfect Continuous, curated by Denise Wong, NurtureArt Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Painting Pink Pajamas, curated by Heather Brammier, Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Peoria, IL. SAFE, juror Laura McPhee, Atlantic Works Gallery, East Boston, MA. Small Works Show, curated by David Humphrey, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Gelecek Program, C.A.M. Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey. 2007 The 20th Drawing Show: 'Drawing the Line', juror Magdalena Campos-Pons, The Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA. Reconfigured, The Basement Gallery, Knoxville, TN. New Directions '07, juror Jose Luis Blonde, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY. 10th Annual National Prize Show, juror Thomas W. Lentz, Kathryn Schultz and University Place Galleries, Cambridge, MA. Emergence, curated by Hadieh Shafie, Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD. The

  • Jeffrey Palladini

    Jeffrey Palladini

    Biography : Jeffrey Palladini’s unconventional portraits evoke feelings of sensuality and euphoria. While the San Francisco-based artist studied at California State University, it was in Florence that his true creative spirit was pulled forth from the beauty that surrounded him. Now his modern figure paintings breathe life with vibrant colors and flowing brush strokes. Unlike many portrait paintings, Jeffrey minimizes the amount of detail and information allowing the viewer to gain intense suggestions of emotions in an instant. The simplicity is reminiscent of Alex Katz. Palladini has exhibited his work around the U.S. and the world for over twenty years. His work is included in numerous private and corporate collections. Most recently, Palladini was honored with an SFMOMA SECA Award nomination, and in 2013 was named one of San Francisco's Top 20 Artists by Asterisk Magazine. Exhibition : SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2015 "Not Even Past", Mika Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel 2013 "Surrender: New Works by Jeffrey Palladini", Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2010 “Subtraction”, Gallery IMA, Seattle, Washington 2010 “Recent Works: Jeffrey Palladini”, Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2009 “The Vast Remainder”, Sam the Butcher Contemporary Art, Ross, CA 2009 “An Endless Succession of Moments”, Gallery IMA, Seattle WA 2007 “The Fundamental Forces”, Crome Architecture, San Rafael, CA 2007 “Jeffrey Palladini”, The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA 2006 “Unspoken Connections”, The Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2005 “Jeffrey Palladini” The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2014 "Women First", K+Y Contemporary Art, Paris, France "Femmes", Galerie Envie d'Art, Paris, France "2014 New Year's Group Exhibition", Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2013/14 "Art from the Left Coast", Elisa Contemporary Art, New York, NY 2013 "From Two Dimensions to Three", Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2012 "Strength & Grace", Elisa Contemporary Art, New York, NY 2012 "Random Acts of Time", Curated by William Moreno, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA 2011 "Allegories of the Human Figure", Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2010 “Reflections”, Elisa Contemporary Art, New York, NY 2009 Inaugural Exhibition, Obsidian 128 Gallery, Tucson, Arizona "Modest Masterpieces", Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, Ca "Exploration & Celebration", Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, Ca 2007 "The Fundamental Forces", Solo exhibition, Crome Architecture, San Rafael, Ca "the Brat Pack", The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia 2006 “Undercurrents”, Two-person exhibition, Brian Marki Fine Ar Detailed Description :
    Water and swimming pools specifically, have been featured in Palladini’s work for years, initially developed as part of his Hotel Series. According to Palladini, “In addition to reflecting the work of influences like David Hockney and Eric Fischl, these works also originate from my youth in Southern California, and have come to symbolize for me not only the calm normally associated with water, but also a deep sensuality and intimacy.” Palladini is also using the water in his new series of work – combining painting and video -- to focus on the duality between stillness and motion, the passive and the active, and the tension created between the two. The painted figures in the foregrounds physically occupy our tangible world, but are inert, motionless while the world and water in this case, moves on without them. They are passive in the truest sense, helpless or unwilling to effect events unspooling around them.
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Founded in   2007
Lisa Cooper    Director
Founded in 2007 by Lisa Cooper, Elisa Contemporary Art is dedicated to promoting the appreciation and collection of art as a way to enrich and heal our lives, our communities, and the world. Elisa Contemporary Art has participated in international art fairs in New York, Miami and the Hamptons, and curated over 15 public art exhibits in the Tri-State area. A portion of every gallery sale is donated to charities helping underserved children heal through art. We support Free Arts NYC and Art Therapy Outreach Center.

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