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Photo by Lori Bookstein


Elena Sisto (b. 1952 Cambridge, MA) is known for her figurative paintings that frequently focus on the experiences of being a woman.  She received her BA in Art from Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design. In addition, she studied at the New York Studio School, the Skowhegan School and Yale Norfolk. She was awarded a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Grant in 2022. She is a 2013 recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist’s Fellowships (1983-48 and 1989-90), the Inglis Griswold Nelson Prize from the National Academy of Design (2008) and is a Fellow of the National Academy. Sisto has been the subject of numerous solo shows including those at the Maier Museum, the Greenville County Museum of Art, the American University Museum at the Katzen Center, and the Miami-Dade Museum of Art + Design. She was also included in the 43rd Corcoran Biennial. The artist lives and works in New York City and Milan, NY.

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