CV  (download CV as pdf)

b. 1974 in Cincinnati, OH

EDUCATION
2001        M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
1997        B.F.A., College of D.A.A.P., University of Cincinnati

HONORS AND AWARDS                 
2013        Yaddo Foundation Fellowship
2013        Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, SIP Fellowship
2013        Oehme Graphics, Printmaking Residency
2010-11   Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program
2010        Gallery Aferro, Studio Residency
2007        Aljira, Emerge 9 Fellowship
2005        The Bronx Museum of the Arts, AIM Residency
2005        The Drawing Center, Viewing Program
2001        Barbara Ellen Powers Scholarship, VCU
2000        Graduate Assistantship Fellowship, VCU

NOMINATIONS
2008        Miami University, Yeck Award Finalist
2001        Joan Mitchell Foundation, MFA Grant Nominee
2000        Dedalus Foundation, Graduate Fellowship Nominee

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016        Nightcrawler, The Majestic Theater, Jersey City, NJ
2014        Laid Ledge, Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
2012        No longer, no later, The Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
2011        Two Moons, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ
2010        Bruiser, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017                 
Durden & Ray, Los Angeles, CA (upcoming)
TWFineart, Brisbane, Australia (upcoming)
Summer Steals,
Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA 
Fight or Fight, The Painting Center, New York, NY

2016
Flat File Launch, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY
Faculty Exhibition, Flecker Gallery, SUNY-Suffolk, Selden, NY

2015
Breathing Room, Rachael Wren, Jason Karolak, Elizabeth Gilfilen, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
(I'd Like to Suggest) Linger on, Anna Kunz Studio, Chicago, IL
Humble Iterations, Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY

2014  
Conversations, Morgan Lehman Gallery, curated by Sharon Louden, New York, NY
Taking Off, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
Soccer Mom, Lehman College, curated by Dannielle Tedeger, New York, NY
Paintings and works on paper, with Jonathan Waters and Philip Pearlstein, Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
Improvised Showboat #4, Sangram Mujamdar Studio, curated by Zachary Keeting and Lauren Britton, Brooklyn, NY
The Last Brucennial, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY
SIP Exhibition, Blackburn 20/20, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
Downstate/Upstate, The Ink Shop Printmaking Center, Ithaca, NY

2013
Meta Vista, Storefront Bushwick, curated by Matthew Gehring, Brooklyn, NY
Working it Out, The Painting Center, New York, NY
Paper, Mirror, Torn, Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY

2012    
On the Fence, The Dirty Dirty, Brooklyn, NY

2011      
Chain Letter, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
The Presence of Line, The Hebrew Home, Gilbert Pavilion Gallery, New York, NY            

2010      
Unraveling Paint, Kris Chatterson and Beth Gilfilen, Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, CT

2009  
Cutters, The Hunterdon Museum of Art, curated by Mary Birmingham, Clinton, NJ (catalog)
10 Years On and Going Strong, Carroll & Sons,  Boston, MA
Exquisite Corpse, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers, Newark, NJ (catalog)
Pseudonymous, The Dirty Dirty, Brooklyn, NY             
Morsel Remains, Morsel Gallery, curated by Elizabeth Cooper, Long Island City, NY

2008     
Full Circle, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, curated by Regine Basha, Ridgefield, CT (brochure with essay)
Young Painters, Hiestand Galleries, curated by Bob Nugent, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Unbreak my Heart, Pluto Gallery, curated by Brent Burket, Brooklyn, NY
Emerge 9, Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art, organized by Christopher J. Lew, Newark, NJ (catalog)
Kaleidoscope, Lemmerman Gallery, curated by Midori Yoshimoto, NJCU, Jersey City, NJ

2007    
Metro 25, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
Bits and Pieces: The Collage Impulse, Lehman College Art Gallery, curated by Susan Hoetzel, Bronx, NY

2006    
Drawing Stage, City Without Walls, curated by E. Carmen Ramos, Newark, NJ (brochure with essay)
Painting Annual, Victory Hall, Jersey City, NJ

2005     
AIM 25,The Bronx Museum of the Arts,  Bronx, NY (catalog)
Bam! Boom! Bang!!!, Morsel Gallery, curated by Elizabeth Cooper, Brooklyn, NY
Crossing the Line, The Painting Center, curated by Cathy Diamond, New York, NY
Pivot Points, Anderson Gallery, curated by Reni Gower, Richmond, VA (traveling with catalog)

2004    
Radius, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Errata, Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery, curated by Thom Collins, Arnold, MD
Drawing Conclusions, Islip Art Museum, curated by Keith Miller, East Islip, NY
New Art '04, Kingston Gallery, curated by Ann Wilson Lloyd, Boston, MA
Martha & Me, Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York, NY             
Greetings from the Flatfiles, King Fisher Projects, curated by Matthew F. Fisher, Queens, NY

2003    
Sketches, Scrawls, Scribbles and Such, Unit B Gallery, Chicago, IL
Art Boat at ArtChicago, 4 x 6 Art, Garden Fresh Gallery, Chicago, IL

2001    
Hot & Sticky, The Painting Center, New York, NY
Treasure Hunt, Beth Gilfilen and Elise Howell, Bradford Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (catalog)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & EXHIBIT ESSAYS
New American Paintings. Michelle Grabner curator. Northeast Ed. #116. Open Studios Press, Boston, MA, 2015.
Jonathan Greene. Exhibition essay for solo exhibition, The Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ, 2012.
New American Paintings. Northeast Ed. #86. Open Studios Press, Boston, MA, 2010.
Mary Birmingham. Catalog essay for Cutters, The Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ, 2009.
Christopher Y. Lew. Catalog essay for E9, Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ, 2009.
Regine Basha. Exhibition essay for Full Circle, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT, 2008.
Rocío Aranda-Alvarado. Exhibition essay for solo exhibition, The Jersey City Museum@The Majestic, Jersey City, NJ, 2007.
E. Carmen Ramos. Catalog essay for Drawing Stage, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ, 2006.
David Cohen. Unambiguous, A Curated Printed Exhibition. Artworld Digest, New York, NY, 2006.
Amy Rosenblum Martín and Lydia Yee. Catalog eassy for AIM 25, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY, 2005.
Steven L. Jones. Catalog essay for Pivot Points, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, Richmond, VA, 2005.
Richard Roth. Catalog essay for MFA Thesis Exhibition, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 2001.

PRESS IN PRINT
Joan Tupponce. “Fall Arts Preview,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 4, 2014.
James Panero. “Gallery Chronicle,” The New Criterion, November 2013.
The New York Times, exhibition announcement with photograph, Metro section, Feb. 12, 2012.
Benjamin Genocchio. “A Show Goes Heavy on a Traditional Medium Yet Feels Fresh,” The New York Times, January 4, 2009.
Dan Bischoff. “Newark Art Exhibition is Part Swank, Part Cutting Edge,” The Star Ledger, August 4, 2008.
Benjamin Genocchio. “A Show of Small Works, and a Group Sampler,” The New York Times, December 9, 2007.
Dan Bischoff. “Working Small but Thinking Big,” The Star Ledger, November 30, 2007.
Dan Bischoff. “Make room for drawings: Wide-ranging show at CWOW,” The Star Ledger, September 22, 2006.
Cate McQuaid. “Three Shows Shake Up Summer Art Doldrums,” The Boston Globe, Aug. 20, 2004.
Joyce Korotkin. “Hot & Sticky,” The New York Art World, pg. 18-19. July 2001.
Jenny O. Ramirez. “Ready for Prime Time,” Style Weekly, Richmond, VA, pg. 32. July 18, 2000.

PRESS ONLINE
Jillian Steinhauer. “Art Rx NYC,” Hyperallergic. May 19, 2015.
Rembrandt's Dog's List, A 1000 Living Painters, May 3, 2015. 
Jeff Hamada. BOOOOOOOM, April 28, 2015.
Anne Russinof. "Mind's Eye (or Ten Ways to Float)," Curating Contemporary, September 2014.
Angela Fraleigh. “5 questions,” angelafraleigh.com/blog, July 2, 2014.
Paul Behnke. “Studio Visit w/ Elizabeth Gilfilen,” Structure and Imagery, July 9, 2014.
Sharon L. Butler. “Recommended: Summer Group Shows,” Two Coats of Paint, July 8, 2014.
Paul Behnke. "Painters! (I Admire Greatly)," Structure and Imagery, March 9, 2014.  
Anne Russinoff. “Studio Visit,” Gallery Travels, Seen Around Town, January 29, 2014.
Anne Russinoff. “Meta Vista at 16 Wilson,” Gallery Travels, Seen Around Town, October 23, 2013.
Matthew Gehring. “Meta Vista,” Curating Contemporary, October 2013. 
Susan Oehme. Oehme Graphics Blog. May 7, 2013.
Henry Samelson. Buddy of Work, March 13, 2012.
Sharon L. Butler. “February round-up: Handmade, utopic, urgent and obsessive,” Two Coats of Paint, February 27, 2012.
Paul Behnke. “Elizabeth Gilfilen: No Longer, No Later@the Hunterdon Art Museum,” Structure and Imagery, Jan. 27, 2012.
Brett Baker. Painter's Table, November 22, 2011.
Sharon L. Butler. “Elizabeth Gilfilen: Pugilist Painter,” Two Coats of Paint, November 16, 2011.
Vince Contarino. “The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation The Space Program Open Studios,” KCLOG, April 23, 2011.
Martin Bromirski. ANABA, July 30, 2010.
Olympia Lambert. “Breaking hearts left and right,” OlysMusings, November 2, 2008.
ArtCal, PICK, November 2008.
Todd Gibson. “A Different Sort of Summer Group Show,” From the Floor, July 12, 2005.

FLATFILE PROJECTS AND ARTIST REGISTRIES      
Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY                                                 
Exchange Works
Pierogi, The Flatfiles
Carroll and Sons, The Boston Drawing Project
White Columns, The Curated Artist Registry
Culture Hall, Curated Artist Registry

PUBLIC ARTIST TALKS / PANELS
2012      Brooklyn Art Space, Artist Talk, Jennifer Sirey and Elizabeth Gilfilen, Brooklyn, NY, November 29
2012      Hunterdon Art Museum, Artist Talk for solo exhibit, Clinton, NJ, March 3
2011      Gallery Aferro, Artist Talk, Newark, NJ, December 3
2007      Lehman College Art Gallery, Artist Talk for Bits and Pieces exhibition, Bronx, NY, October 11
2006      Jersey City Museum, Artist Talk for Drawing Stage exhibition, Jersey City, NJ, September 21
2005      Virginia Commonwealth University, Grace Theater, Panelist for Pivot Points exhibition, Richmond, VA, March 1

TEACHING AND GUEST ARTIST POSITIONS                                                                                         
2013-present      SUNY-Suffolk, Adjunct Instructor, Drawing I
2005      Virginia Commonwealth University, Visiting Artist, Lecture and graduate critiques, March 1-3
2004      Phillips Academy, Visiting Artist, Lecture and student critiques, February 5-6
2003      Moraine Valley Community College, Adjunct Instructor, Drawing I
2001      Virginia Commonwealth University, Instructor, Basic Drawing
2001      Virginia Commonwealth University, Teaching Assistant, Intermediate Painting
2000     Virginia Commonwealth University, Teaching Assistant, Basic Painting and Honors Arts Seminar