BIO

Beth Gilfilen is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA in Drawing and Painting from D.A.A.P. at the University of Cincinnati and her MFA in Painting & Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been awarded fellowships from Yaddo, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Space Program, Gallery Aferro, Alijra Emerge, and The Bronx Museum of Art AIM Program. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT; the Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ; Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ; and John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY. Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions nationally including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Hunterdon Art Museum, the Islip Art Museum, Lehman College Gallery, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Kathryn Markel Gallery, Reynolds Gallery, the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, and internationally at TW FineArt in Brisbane, Australia; among others. Her work has been reviewed in many publications including Two Coats of Paint, New American Paintings, The Boston Globe, The Newark Star-Ledger and The New York Times. 

CV  (download CV as pdf)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018     Shorthand, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
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
2018
Four Abstract Painters, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
Distilled De Stijl, TWFineart, Brisbane, Australia

2017                 
Antipodal,  Durden & Ray, Los Angeles, CA
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 Fine Arts, 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)

EDUCATION
MFA, Painting & Printmaking Dept., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2001
BFA, College of D.A.A.P., University of Cincinnati, 1997

HONORS AND AWARDS     
Lacawac Artists' Residency, 2018            
Yaddo Foundation Fellowship, 2013
Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, SIP Fellowship, 2013
Oehme Graphics, Printmaking Residency, 2013
Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, 2010-11
Gallery Aferro, Studio Residency, 2010
Aljira, Emerge 9 Fellowship, 2007
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, AIM Residency, 2005
The Drawing Center, Viewing Program, 2005
Barbara Ellen Powers Scholarship, VCU, 2001
Graduate Assistantship Fellowship, VCU, 2000

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

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & EXHIBIT ESSAYS
New American Paintings. Michelle Grabner curator. Northeast Ed. #116. Open Studios Press, Boston, MA, 2015.
Jonathan Greene. 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. 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.

SELECTED PRESS
Sharon L. Butler. “Images: Elizabeth Gilfilen” Two Coats of Paint, July 30, 2017.
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.
Joan Tupponce. “Fall Arts Preview,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 4, 2014.
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.
James Panero. “Gallery Chronicle,” The New Criterion, November 2013.
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.
The New York Times, exhibition announcement with photograph, Metro section, Feb. 12, 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.
Benjamin Genocchio. “A Show Goes Heavy on a Traditional Medium Yet Feels Fresh,” The New York Times, January 4, 2009.
Olympia Lambert. “Breaking hearts left and right,” OlysMusings, November 2, 2008.
ArtCal, PICK, November 2008.
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.
Todd Gibson. “A Different Sort of Summer Group Show,” From the Floor, July 12, 2005.
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.

FLAT FILE PROJECTS AND ARTIST REGISTRIES                                            
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
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, 2012.
Gallery Aferro, Artist Talk, Newark, NJ, December 3, 2011.
Lehman College Art Gallery, Artist Talk for Bits and Pieces exhibition, Bronx, NY, October 11, 2007.
Jersey City Museum, Artist Talk for Drawing Stage exhibition, Jersey City, NJ, September 21, 2006.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Grace Theater, Panelist for Pivot Points exhibition, Richmond, VA, March 1, 2005.

TEACHING AND GUEST ARTIST POSITIONS
SUNY-Suffolk, Adjunct Instructor, Drawing I, 2013-2017.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Visiting Artist, Lecture and graduate critiques, March 1-3, 2005.
Phillips Academy, Visiting Artist, Lecture and student critiques, February 5-6, 2004.
Moraine Valley Community College, Adjunct Instructor, Drawing I, 2003. 
Virginia Commonwealth University, Instructor, Basic Drawing, 2001.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Teaching Assistant, Intermediate Painting, 2001.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Teaching Assistant, Basic Painting and Honors Arts Seminar, 2000.