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b. New York, NY

Lives and works in New York, NY



B.A. in Painting, SUNY Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY



2017    Flaming June VII: Flaming Creatures, GAVLAK, Los Angeles, CA

            Flowers Out of Water, Pierre Marie Giraud, Brussels, Belgium

            Fort Greene, Venus Over Manhattan, Los Angeles, CA

            Going Home, Bortolami, curated by David Rimanelli, New York, NY

            Nut, Maw Gallery, New York, NY

2016     Ozymandias, CANADA, New York

2015     Devotion, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York, NY

            Harum Scarum, Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA

            Ten Year Anniversary, Gavlak, Los Angeles, CA & Palm Beach, FL

            Summer Show, Gavlak, Palm Beach, FL

            Inside the Episode, Launch F18, New York, NY

            Translucent Threads of Dawn, Regina Rex, New York, NY

           A Sign of Eternal Beauty: Florence Derive and Elisabeth Kley, GAVLAK, Palm Beach, FL

           Pick One, (harbor)/Regina Rex, New York, NY

2014   Diagrams, curated by Will Corwin, Cheymore Gallery, Tuxedo, NY

           Anthropocene, CANADA, New York, NY

           Purple States, curated by Sam Gordon, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY

           NADA Art Fair, New York, NY (Season, Seattle, and Regina Rex, Brooklyn)

           Solo Window installation, 39 Great Jones, New York, NY

           New York Women: Diana Cooper, Rosy Keyser, Elisabeth Kley, Nancy Haynes, &

           Joan Waltemath, curated by Barbara MacAdam, G Gallery, Houston, Texas

           Volta Art Fair, New York, NY (solo booth with Season, Seattle)

           Triple Masquerade: Ink Drawings, Vessels, Notebooks,  (one-person exhibition)

           Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2013   Artisti Italian e Non 2, curated by Ilka Scobie and Luigi Cazzaniga, Spazio Soncina, Soncina, Italy

           Endless Summer, Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY

           All Fucking Summer, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

           Nude Descending Staircase: An Homage, Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, New York,

           NY (show was also seen at the Armory art fair, New York, NY)

2012    Modern Times. Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY

           Claxons (four-person exhibition, curated by Walter Robinson), Haunch of Venison,

           New York, NY   

           Grey Area, New York, NY

           The Queen’s Feathers (one-person exhibition), John Tevis Gallery, Paris France

2011   Peacocks and Bottles (one-person exhibition)

           Organized by Nana Kipiani in conjunction with Artisterium, National Gallery of

           Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia

           Forever and Never, One More Time (two-person exhibition), Season, Seattle, WA

           Color Theory, Storefront, Brooklyn, NY

2010   Birdbaths and Birdhouses (one person exhibition), Le Petit Versailles, New York, NY      

          The Visible Vagina, Francis M. Naumann Fine Art & David Nolan Gallery, New York, NY

2009   Modern & Contemporary Ceramics, A.M. Richard Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

           Bazvalon (one person exhibition), Rose Burlingham Living Room Gallery, New York, NY                                 

2007   Momenta Art (one person exhibition), Brooklyn, NY

           French Kiss, organized by Rob Wynne, JGM Galerie, Paris

           The Demoiselles Revisited, Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, New York, NY

           NADA Art Fair, Miami, FL (Momenta Art booth)

2006   The Studio Visit, Exit Art, New York, NY

2005   Picture Window, (site specific, city organized), Baltimore, Maryland

2004   Hall of Portraits, Pinkard Gallery,Maryland College Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD

2003   The Recurrent, Haunting Ghost, Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, New York, NY

           Sleight of Hand, Salena Gallery, Brooklyn Campus, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

2002   Kismet, The Work Space, New York, NY

2001   Bad Touch, Lump gallery/projects, Raleigh, NC (also traveled to Keith Talent

           Gallery, London, Rose Museum, Brandeis University, Boston, Space (1026,

           Philidelphia & UIMA, Chicago)

           Beautiful You, curated by Larry Krone, Mark Pasek Gallery, New York, NY

           Your Humble Servant the Genius (two person exhibition with Rob Wynne), Rupert

           Goldsworthy Gallery, New York, NY

           Nijinsky , Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery, New York, NY   

1999   The Fin-de-Siécle Salon, curated by J. A. Poisson, P.S. 122, New York, NY   

1998   Re: Duchamp (organized by Mike Bidlo), Abraham Lubelski Gallery, New York, NY

          Bowie, Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery, New York, NY

1997   Galerie du Tableau, Marseille, France (one person exhibition)

          The Whole World in a Small Painting, Trans Hudson Gallery, New York, NY

1996   Cadmium Cathode, Sauce, Brooklyn, NY



2012   Nominee, Anonymous was a Woman Award

2010   Nominee, Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award

2009   Nominee, Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship

1998   The Pollock-Krasner Foundation



2017    Pagel, David. “No wallflowers here: Sparks fly when art mingles on the walls of 'Flaming June    

             VII',” Los Angeles Times, June 27.

2015   Corwin, Will, “Elisabeth Kley,” The Interview Show, Clocktower Radio,

2014    Tomorrow’s Man 2, edited and published by Jack Pierson

           “The Aesthetic Gold of the Ravished Spouse of the Godhead,” Art Journal, Spring   

            Micchelli, Thomas, “More Now than Then: When Art Reaches Back

            ARTnews, Art & Auction, TimeOut NY, New York Press, Art in America, Parkett,      

            Eyemazing and online in Artnet Magazine            

            Hyperallergic, August 16 (online) (illus.)

            Bilsborough, Michael, “Hybrid States”

            SVA Continuing Education Blog, August 13 (online) (illus.)

            Vartanian, Hrag, “NADA New York Does It Better Than Ever”

           Hyperallergic, May 10 (online) (illus.)

           Davis, Ben, “Finding Something at NADA New York”

           Artnet News, May 9 (online) (illus.)

           Wallace, Ian, “This Clay’s On Fire! Behind the Surprising New Renaissance in         

           Ceramic Art”

           Artspace  Magazine, April 17(online) (illus.)

            “The Textile Ceramic: Elisabeth Kley at Volta NY,”

           Installation Magazine, March 12(online) (illus.)

           Sutton, Benjamin, “The Imaginations Runs Wild at Volta NY 2014,”

           Artnet News, March 7(online)

           Robinson, Walter “Art Show Anxiety: An Artist's-Eye View From Inside the Whitney       

           Biennial and Armory Week,” Artspace Magazine, March 7(online)

           Cembalest, Robin, “29 Artists With Their Work at New York Art Fairs,” Artnews, March

           7 (online) (illus.)

2013    “Resurrected Ornaments,” zingmagazine #23, August 2013

            “Very Cute for You,” in Tabboo! The Art of Stephen Tashjian, edited by Lia  Gangitano

            Dalamagas, Rachel Cole, “Interview: Elisabeth Kley,” zingmagazine, August (online) (illus.)

            A. Mac Adam, “Nude Descending Staircase: An Homage,” ARTnews, April (illus.)

2011    “Tabboo!’s Fairy Tale Renaissance,” in Dead Flowers, edited by Lia Gangitano

2010    G. Roger Denson, “Women Artists Sweep Best of 2010 NYC Arts,,”  Huffington

            Post, December 8, 2010 (illus.)

            S. Schmerler, “Modern and Contemporary Ceramics,” Art in America, May 2010, p


2008    Cover drawing: alLuPiNiT, edited by Rafael Sanchez & Kathleen White

2007   R. Smith, “Elisabeth Kley,” The New York Times, February 16, 2007

           W. Robinson, “Weekend Update,” Artnet Magazine, March 9, 2004 (illus.)

           B. Pollock, “Elisabeth Kley,” ARTnews, April 2007, p. 136-7 (illus.)

            “French Kiss,” Paris Capitale, June/July 2007, (illus.)

2006   R. Smith, “The Studio Visit,” The New York Times, February 24, 2006

2002   L. Wei, “Kismet,” ARTnews, November 2002, p. 275-6

           K. Johnson, “Kismet” The New York Times, September 6, 2002

2001   W. Robinson, “Weekend Update,” Artnet Magazine, February 20, 2001 (illus.)

1996 - 2014   Reviews and features published in PAJ (A Journal of Performance and Art),

                      ARTnews, Art & Auction, TimeOut NY, New York Press, Art in America, Parkett,    

                      Eyemazing and online in Artnet Magazine

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