Born in 1984 in USA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, USA

Elizabeth GLAESSNER

Drawing from art history, mythology, memory and pop-culture, Elizabeth Glaessner's dream-like paintings conjure a surreal universe uninhibited by conventional boundaries. In this imagined realm, fluid figures populate amorphous landscapes where both person and surrounding are in a seemingly constant state of metamorphoses. Glaessner begins each piece intuitively, layering oil over poured pigments, allowing the paint to interrupt the narrative making room for the subconscious. Inspired by symbolist painters such as Edvard Munch, Glaessner uncovers a psychological world with her distinct use of color and technique. Through form and process her paintings act as gateways into untapped emotions, triggering our primordial unconscious, freed from the burden of societal boundaries and moral codes.

education

2013
MFA, New York Academy of Art, New York, USA

2007
BA, Art & Art History, Trinity University, San Antonio, USA

solo shows

2022
- Perrotin, Paris, France (forthcoming)
- P·P·O·W, New York, USA (forthcoming)
- Consortium Museum, Dijon, France (forthcoming)

2018
- Mother Tongue, P·P·O·W, New York, USA

2014
- All this happened, more or less, P·P·O·W, New York, USA

group shows

2020
- Les Yeux Clos, Perrotin, Paris, France
- 2020 Vision, Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, New York, USA
- Tell Them About Me, 1969 Gallery, New York, USA
- Nerve: The Female Body in Women’s Art, curated by Laura Hutson Hunter, Nashville Scene, Nashville, USA

2019
- Power Walking: Elizabeth Glaessner & Rose Nestler, Public Gallery, London, UK
- Thrashing Whispers, Trinity University’s 150th anniversary Exhibition, Trinity University, Dublin, Ireland
- Practice, Vacation, New York, USA
- Red Clover: Elizabeth Glaessner and David Mramor, Lane Meyer Projects, Denver, USA
Drinking the Reflection, Russo Lee Gallery, Portland, USA
- I Love You, But I Will Always Leave, 1969 Gallery, New York, USA

2017
- Paisley, Flatiron Project Space, SVA, New York, USA
- Doron Langberg + Elizabeth Glaessner, 1969 Gallery, New York, USA
Bird/Plane, New Release, New York, USA
- Object and Influence, curated by Jason Silva, Hygienic Gallery, New London, Connecticut, USA

2016
- Ich dachte Sie wären nur ein armer Schlucker (I thought You Were Just a Poor Devil),
Kommunalka, Leipzig, Germany
- The Woman Destroyed, curated by Anneliis Beadnell, P·P·O·W, New York, USA
- Water | Bodies, Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, USA

2015
- Day Dream Nation, Artdocks, Bremen, Germany
- Who, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, USA

2014
- Pressed Flowers, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, USA
- NEW/IDOLS, The Varsity Project, Brooklyn, USA
- Fellows Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, New York, USA
- Haunted, Louis B James Gallery, New York, USA
- Sargent’s Daughters, Sargent’s Daughters, New York, USA

2013
- Take Home A Nude, Sotheby’s, New York, USA
- Diff’rent Strokes: Small Paintings and Intimate Performances, Louis B. James, New York, USA
- Open Studios, GlogauAIR, Berlin, Germany
- Spacetime, Farm, Wellfleet, MA, USA
- Individual Mythologies, Youme Haus, Brooklyn, USA
- NYAA Summer Exhibition, Allegra LaViola, New York, USA
- The Lure, Youme Haus, Brooklyn, USA
- 501-9, 501 Studio, Clemente Soto Vélez Center, New York, USA
- Transition, LIA (Halle 18, Spinnerei), Leipzig, Germany

awards

2020
Galveston Artist Residency, Galveston, USA

2013
New York Academy of Art Post Graduate Fellowship, New York, NY GlogauAIR Artist in Residence, Berlin, Germany

2012
Leipzig International Art Programme (LIAP) Residency, Leipzig, Germany

  • June 2022
    Shadowplay — 2 PAGES

  • March 2022
    Artpress — 5 PAGES

"LES YEUX CLOS" AT PERROTIN PARIS

"LES YEUX CLOS" AT PERROTIN PARIS

Mathilde DENIZE, Alex FOXTON, Elizabeth GLAESSNER, Simon MARTIN, Paolo SALVADOR