Department of Art

Elena Sisto

Visiting Artist Lecture

Monday, Nov 19, 11:00 am, VPA 144

Elena Sisto holds an impressive, long list of solo exhibitions and numerous group shows in galleries and museums throughout the US. She was represented in the 43rd Biennial of Contemporary Painting at the Corcoran Gallery of American Art in Washington, DC. A recipient of many honors, she was awarded two National Endowment for the Arts grants, along with fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Yaddo, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Millay Colony, NY Studio School, Skowhegan School, and Yale Norfolk. In 2015, she was inducted into the National Academy Museum.

Sisto’s work, in numerous private and museum collections, has been reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Arts Magazine, Art in America, ARTnews, Art Forum, Art Critical, Boston Globe, LA Times, among others. She has taught at Columbia University, RISD, and the New York Studio School, and since 1997, has been teaching at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. She holds a BA in Art from RISD and also studied at the NY Studio School. This fall, Sisto will have a solo exhibition entitled “As We Dream”, September 12th through October 27th at Bookstein Projects in NYC.