Born 1952, Boston, MA
Lives and Works in New York, NY

EDUCATION
1970-77
Brown University, BA in Art

New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture

 

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016
“Elena Sisto: Afternoons,” Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY.

2012 – 2013
“Between Silver Light and Orange Shadow, Paintings by Elena Sisto,” Miami Dade College Museum of Art + Design, Miami, FL, University Galleries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY

2008
Katzen Museum of Art, American University, Washington, DC

2004
Littlejohn Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY

2003
Harrisburg Community College, Rose Lehrman Art Center, Harrisburg, PA

2002
Littlejohn Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY

2001
Littlejohn Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY

1999
Maier Museum, Randolph-Macon College, Lynchburg, VA

1998
Littlejohn Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY

1997
Greenville County Museum of Art, SC

1995
David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY

1993
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1992
Germans Van Eck Gallery, New York, NY

1991
Gallery 210, University of Missouri at St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

1991
Germans Van Eck Gallery, New York, NY

1990
Damon Brandt Gallery, New York, NY

1986
Vanderwoude Tananbaum Gallery, New York, NY

1984
Vanderwoude Tananbaum Gallery, New York, NY

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
“Representing Rainbows,” Curated by Lisa Corinne Davis, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, NY.

2015
“Group 2015-2016,” Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY “Gallery Selections: 2015,” Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY

2013
“[Mostly] White,” Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY

2011
“Heads,” Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY

2010
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, “Works on Paper” Schlesinger and Coleman Bancroft, New York, NY, “Oil and Water”

2009
Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA (two-person show with Jenny Dubnow) Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, “Octet”
Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY, “Subverted Genre”

2008
Hunterdown Museum, Clinton, NJ, “Inner Child: Good and Evil in the Garden of Memories” The National Academy, New York, NY 183rd Annual Invitational
Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY, “Gouache and Only Gouache”

2007
Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ, “Inner Child: Good and Evil in the Garden of Memories” EFA Gallery, New York, NY, “Horizon”

2006
Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, NY, “Oh, You Beautiful Doll”

Storefront Artists Project, Pittsfield, MA, “Selections from the Cultural Corridor”
Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, “Light in August”
University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA, “Complicit! Contemporary American Art and Mass Culture”
The Philoctetes Center, New York, NY, “Objects in Mind”
Trierenberg Corporation Gallery, Traun, Austria, “New Art, New York: Reflections on the Human Condition”

2005
Obsolete Gallery, Venice, CA, “Private Drama”
Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Face Paint”
New York Studio School Gallery, New York, NY, “The Continuous Mark: 40 Years of the New York Studio School”
Littlejohn Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Littlejohn Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY
New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ, “Unveiling the Image”
Mary Baldwin College, Hunt Gallery, Staunton, VA, “Mirror, Mirror: Imaging the Magic Tale”

2002
Littlejohn Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2001
Littlejohn Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY
University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal, IL, “Pixerina Witcherina,” traveled to: Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Hanes Art Gallery, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2000
Littlejohn Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY

1999
Allen Sheppard Gallery, New York, NY

1998
Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC, “Women, Women, Women: Artists, Objects, Icons”

1997
The Work Space @ Dolgenos Newman & Cronin, New York, “Hair-Do” DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA, “Domestic Bliss”

1996
DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Thread Waxing Space, “SCRATCH”
Adam Baumgold Fine Art/Simon Capstick-Dale Gallery, New York, NY, “Comic Inspirations” Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, “Range of Effect”

1995
Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, “Art on Paper 1995”

Dru Arstark Gallery, New York, NY

1994
Adam Baumgold Fine Art, New York, NY, “Selections”
ICA, Portland at MECA, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, “Intimate”
Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, “Single-Cell Creatures: Cartoons and their Influence on Contemporary Arts”
Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, “Soliloquies”
Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA, “Nine Months: Art & Pregnancy”
UCLA Wight Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Bad Girls, West”

1993
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, The 43d Biennial of Contemporary American Painting
UCI Fine Arts Gallery, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA
Germans Van Eck Gallery, New York, NY, “Gallery Artists and Friends”
Robert Morrison Gallery, New York, NY, “Summer Salon Show”
Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York, NY, “Drawing Conclusions”
Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC, “Already”
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, Champaign, IL, “The Eidetic Image: Contemporary Works on Paper”
New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture, “Formative Past, Present Form” Maier Museum of Art, Randolph Macon College, Lynchburg, VA. “Making Connections: Approaches to Space in Drawing”

1992
Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, “On Condition: Painting Between Abstraction and Figuration”
Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, “Re: Framing Cartoons” Germans Van Eck Gallery, New York, NY, “Play Between Fear and Desire”

1991
Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, “Personal Mythologies” Jamison Thomas Gallery, New York, NY, “Compulsion” Ruggiero Gallery, New York, NY, Group Drawing Show

1990
Roy Boyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, “Examples Cool & Lonely”
Cummings Art Center, Connecticut College, New London, CT, “Fluid Geometry” Tom Cugliani Gallery, New York, NY, “Eros/Thanatos, Death & Desire” Loughelton Gallery, New York, NY, “Re: Framing”

1989
Fawbush Gallery, New York, NY, Drawings
City Gallery, New York Dept. of Cultural Affairs, New York, NY, “Personal Icons”
Damon Brandt Gallery, New York, NY
New York Studio School, New York, NY, “Field and Frame: Meyer Schapiro’s Semiotics of Painting”
Ruggiero Henis Gallery, New York, NY, “Immanent Space”
Henry Feiwel Gallery, New York, NY, “Is this a small picture?”

1988
Bali Miller Gallery, New York, NY

New Visions Gallery, Ithaca, NY
One Penn Plaza, New York, NY, “Nature in Art – 44 Women Artists”

1987
Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY, “To Objectify the Subjective: Contemporary Symbolist Sensibilities”
Winston Gallery, Washington, D.C.

1986
Leo Castelli Greene St. Gallery, New York, NY, Skowhegan 40th Anniversary Exhibition One Penn Plaza, New York, NY, “Short Stories”
San Francisco Int’l Airport, Airport Café, San Francisco, CA
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME, “Inner Images”
The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ. “Recent American Painting and Sculpture: 1975-1985”

1985
New York Studio School, New York, NY, Alumni Show.
Vanderwoude Tananbaum Gallery, New York, NY, “Notions of Surrealism”
New York Studio School, New York, NY, 20th anniversary show.
Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ, “Mystery Show”
Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes College, Wilkes-Barre, PA. “New Expressive Landscape”

1984
Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, “Art on Paper 1984”
Jamaica Arts Center, Queens, NY, “Situations”
A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, “Women Artists of the 80s: New Talent”
Yale University at Norfolk Gallery, Norfolk, CT
Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA, “Fears”

1983
Weatherspoon Gallery, UNC at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, Art on Paper Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2015
National Academy Inductee

2013
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

2008
Inglis Griswold Nelson Prize, National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts 183rd Invitational

2007
Yaddo, Artist’s Fellowship

1999
Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant

1996

Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Artist’s Fellowship 1995
Hand Hollow Foundation Fellowship

1989-90
National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist’s Fellowship

1987
Millay Colony for the Arts. Artist’s Residency

1983-4
National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist’s Fellowship

1976
Skowhegan School

1975
Yale Norfolk Program

TEACHING

1997- The School of Visual Arts, New York. Painting and drawing.
1997-98 Yale Norfolk Summer Program. Norfolk, CT. Drawing.
1990-97 Columbia University School of Fine Arts. Painting and drawing.
1993-95,09 The Chautauqua Institution. Painting and drawing.
1987-96 New York Studio School. Painting and drawing.
1987-91 Rhode Island School of Design. Painting and drawing.
1988 SUNY Purchase. Drawing.