Elisa Jensen

New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Grant, 2015
Finalist, Basil Alkazzi Award for Painting, NY Foundation for the Arts, 2012
National Academy Prize for Painting, National Academy Invitational, NYC 2010
John Koch Award in Art, American Academy of Arts & Letters, 2009
Revson Foundation via the New York Studio School, 1993

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
Valentine Gallery, Elisa Jensen & Janice Nowinski, Ridgewood, NYC, 2017
Call Out, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, New York, 2015
Street Lines, The Painting Center, NYC, 2014
Neighborhood Watch, Kimmel Gallery, NYU, 2014
Place and Passage: Elisa Jensen & Ruth Miller, New York Studio School Gallery, NY, 2014
Governor's Island Art Fair, NYC, 2012
Perimeter Gallery, Belfast Maine, 2006
Icehouse Gallery, Greenport, Long Island, 2005
Gallery 100, Sarasota Springs, NY, 2004
Bickett Gallery, Raleigh, NC, 2004
Royal Danish Consulate General, NYC, 2002
Paintings, Ansonia Gallery, NY, 1999
Recent Work, Suffolk County Community College, NJ, 1998
Recent Work, Washington Art Association, CT, 1998
Morso Kunstforening, Denmark, 1997

Group Exhibitions


True Believers, curated by Daniel John Gadd, David & Schweitzer Contemporary,  Bushwick, Bushwick Open Studios

Music to My Ears, organized by Ellie Murphy, Bushwick Open Studios

Summer Invitational, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York City

Corner Exhibition, Sophienholm Museum, Lyngby, Denmark


#pussypower, curated by Jen Samet and Michael David, David & Schweitzer Contemporary, Bushwick, NY
Incipiencies, The Buggy Factory, Bushwick, Curated by Paul D'Agostino
Reality is Wrong/Dreams are for Real, with David and Schweitzer Contemporary, Bushwick, NY
Making the Future, David and Schweitzer Contemporary, Buswick, NY
An Occasional Dream, Life on Mars Gallery, Bushwick, NY
Corner Exhibition, Sophienholm Museum, Lyngby, Denmark
Sideshow Gallery, Through the Rabbit Hole

Holiday Salon, Leslie Heller Workspace
Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, NYC
Paintings in Trees, The Peoples Garden, Broadway and Green Street, Buswick
Life on Mars Invitational, Life on Mars Gallery
Mixtape 2, Buswick Open Studios
Keep Out, Leslie Heller Gallery, Lower East Side
The Space Between, curated by Jen Samet, New York Studio School Gallery
Corner Group, guest artist, Sophienholm, Lyngby, Denmark
Circle the Wagons, Sideshow Gallery

City as Subject, curated by Xico Greenwald, Westbeth Gallery, NYC
Full House East, Ethan Pettit Gallery, Brooklyn
Full House West, St. Paul, MN
Nevermind the Bollocks, Summer Invitational, Life on Mars Gallery, Bushwick, NY
99c Plus Art Shop, Curated by Rico Gatson, Storefront, Bushwick, NY 
Sideshow Nation: The Alamo, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Holiday Delights, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, NYC
Curate NYC online exhibition, curated by Dr. Thomas Köhler, Chief Executive, Berlinische Galerie http://www.curatenyc.org/2013/author/tkohler
Curate NYC online exhibition, curated by Brooke Davis Anderson http://www.curatenyc.org/2013/author/bdanderson
Curate NYC 2013, Chashama Gallery, Curated by Janusz Jaworski
Femalenergy 3, Woodward Gallery, Lower East Side
Sideshow Nation, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn


Go Brooklyn, Open Studio project via the Brooklyn Museum
Another World, Galleri Salling, Hjerk Denmark
St. Sebastian, 1530-2011, Edelman Arts, NYC and ArtMiami
Mic Check Occupy, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Mysterier, Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham, NY
50 Years Anniversary Exhibition, Morso Kunstforening, Nykobing Mors, Denmark
The Sweetest Thing, Trygvie Lie Gallery, NYC
Faculty Drawing Exhibition, New York Studio School, NYC
Governor's Island Art Fair, Governor's Island, NY
National Academy Invitational Exhibition, National Academy Museum, NYC
American Academy of Arts & Letters Invitational Exhibition, NYC
Governor's Island Art Fair, NYC
Mors i Billedet, Morso Kunstforening, Nykobing Mors, Denmark
Sptclr Vws, Brooklyn, NYC
Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, NYC
Six Danish Artists in New York, Trygvie Lie Gallery, NYC
Visions of the Figure, Repetti Gallery NYC (Artist/Curator)
Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, NYC
Small Works, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast, Maine
Black & White, Holland Tunnel, NYC
40 Years, New York Studio School, NY
Searching for the Image, Von Liebig Art Center, Naples Florida and Elliot Gallery, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida
Take 5, Yellowhouse Gallery, Greenpoint, NY
Repainting Church's Territory, Bergdorf Goodman, NY
Aspects of Desire, Yellow House Gallery, Greenport, NY
Selections from the Collection, Morso Kunstforening, Denmark
Urban Realities and Fantasies, Irving Sandler Curator, NYC
World Views Retrospective, One World Trade Center, NY
Vertigo, Paintings from the Top of the World Trade Center, NYSS
Art Showcase XI, Bond Market Association, NYC
Absolute Secret, David McKee Gallery
The Art Exchange, NYC
Jay W. Constantine Memorial Exhibition, Pfizer Art Collection, CT

Reviews and Publications
Paul D'Agostino, View Inside, Elisa Jensen, Artinterviewsny.com, September 27, 2015, http://artinterviewsny.com/view-inside-elisa-jensen/

Thomas MIcchelli, The Other Side of Portraiture, Hpterallergic.com, July 11, 2015 http://hyperallergic.com/221273/the-other-side-of-portraiture/

Peter Malone, Clusterfunk, Six shows in Two New York Galleries, Artcritical.com, http://www.artcritical.com/?x=0&y=0&s=painting+center+elisa+jensen

Backstory, Tilted Arc, 31 October, 2014, www.tilted-arc.com

David Cohen, Artcritical, Artcritical pic, Friday, March 28, 2014

Xico Greenwald, NYSun, Serious Schooling, March 28, 2014, http://www.nysun.com/arts/serious-schooling/88643/

Beth Stebner, New York Daily News, Longtime Greenpoint Artist Elisa Jensen Painting Images of neighborhood's Newest Addition - Hipsters, March 10, 2014  http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/greenpoint-artist-captures-hipsters-canvas-article-1.1714878

John Haber, haberarts.com, "The Ghosts of New York," Summer 2010

Karen Rosenberg, New York Times, Weekend Arts, "National Academy Gives Art Some Wiggle Room, February 18, 2010 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/19/arts/design/19academy.html

C-Monster pick http://c-monster.net/blog1/tag/elisa-jensen/
Mors i Billedet, Exhibition Catalogue, Morso Kunstforening, Nykobing Mors, Denmark, 2009

Time out New York, "Visions of the Figure, July 20, 2008

Michele Wilson, "Figures are Quite a Vision at LIC's Repetti Gallery," Queens Chronicle, July 10, 2008 http://www.qchron.com/qboro/stories/figures-are-quite-a-vision-at-l-i-c-s/article_102312db-dbc1-5228-99d7-f34794ab9540.html

Kristen Vibe Philippides, "Six Danish Artists in New York," The Danish Pioneer, May 5, 2008

Site Matters: The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's World Trade Center Artists Residency 1997-2001, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 2004

David Cohen, Searching for the Image, Six Artists from the New York Studio School, Exhibition Catalogue, The von Liebig Art Center, Naples, Florida, 2003

Film by Marty Toub and Bonnie Grossman, Searching for the Image, Six Artists from the New York Studio School, 2003

Lennie Bennett, "Six Artists in Search of an Image" St. Petersburg Times, May 22, 2003 http://www.sptimes.com/2003/05/22/Weekend/Six_artists_in_search.shtml

Helen A. Harrison, "Giving Wide Expression to the Aspects of Desire," The New York Times, Sudnay, July 30, 2000 http://www.nytimes.com/2000/07/30/nyregion/art-reviews-giving-wide-expression-to-the-aspects-of-desire.html

Margot Adler, "Artists' Lofty Lofts," Morning Edition, National Public Radio, WNYC, April 1998

Jan Hoffman, "An Artists' Garret on the 85th Floor," New York Times, April 30, 1998 http://www.nytimes.com/1998/04/30/nyregion/artist-s-garret-85th-floor-port-authority-finds-room-for-painters-trade-center-s.html?pagewanted=2

Aimee Brown Price, "The Artist and the City, Cityscape News, Summer 1998

Stephen Sartarelli, Languages of Reflection, Exhibition Catalogue, 1998

Lectures and Writing
On her work, Western Connecticut State University, Fall, 2015

Elisa Jensen, "I Choose to Be Free," Tribute to Jake Berthot, Artcritical,  http://www.artcritical.com/2015/01/01/elisa-jensen-on-jake-berthot/

Elisa Jensen and Ruth Miller in conversation with William Bailey, Evening Lecture Series, New York Studio School, March 4, 2014

Artists on Artworks Talk, Metropolitan Museum of Art, February 15, 2013 at 6:30 pm 

"The Image in New Territory," Panel Discussion moderated on Wendy Gittler, Artists Equity at the Arts Students League, October 2012

"With the Figure, Anything is Possible, Nick Carone 1917 - 2010", artcritical.com http://www.artcritical.com/2010/09/06/nicolas-carone/

On her Work, Evening Lecture Series, New York Studio School, 2007


New York Studio School

  • Painting Instructor MFA Program 2005 to present
  • Chairman of the Board of Governor's 2010 to present
  • Faculty Representative 2009 to present
  • Painting Instructor 1999 - 2005
  • Drawing Instructor 1993 - 1999
  • Drawing Marathon Faculty 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

Visiting Instructor, Drawing, 2014 - 17, Foundation Program, Pratt Institute
Visiting Critic, Fall 2015, Western Connecticut State University 

Visiting Judge, 2012, Art Student's League, Scholarship competition, 2012

Teaching Assistant and Art Instructor Young Artists' Program, 1991, Chautauqua School of Art

New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, NY
1989 -1993, Certificate in Painting

Smith College, Northampton, MA
BA in Art

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