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 1977. In addition, she studied at the New York Studio School, the Skowhegan School and Yale Norfolk. 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’s had solo museum shows 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 and was included in the 43rd Corcoran Biennial. She is represented by Bookstein Projects in NYC, Shoshana Wayne Gallery in L.A. and Pamela Salisbury Gallery in Hudson, NY. Elena Sisto currently lives and works in New York.

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Photo by: Lori Bookstein