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Elizabeth Glaessner, 2022
Photo by Bob Krasner

Elizabeth Glaessner, 2022
Photo by Bob Krasner

Elizabeth Glaessner (b. 1984) conjures a saturated, densely layered world of transformation and multiplicity. Inviting amorphousness in her subjects and environments, Glaessner’s surreal universe is populated by evocative forms in various states of becoming or undoing. Rich with art historical and cultural allusions, her work offers no narratives or fables, but rather evokes nebulous atmospheres unmoored by virtue and vice. Working in oil, acrylic and pure pigments dispersed with water and various binders, Glaessner’s technique shifts between formal articulation and non-representational gesture. Glaessner was born in Palo Alto, California and grew up in Houston, Texas. After receiving her BA from Trinity University in 2006, she moved to New York and completed her MFA at the New York Academy of Art in 2013. She was awarded a postgraduate fellowship at the New York Academy of Art in 2013, a residency at GlogauAIR, Berlin in 2013 and a residency at the Leipzig International Art Programme in 2012. She has presented three solo exhibitions with P·P·O·W and has contributed to group exhibitions throughout North America and Europe. A solo exhibition of Glaessner’s work is on view at Le Consortium, Dijon, France through May 22, 2022. 

ELIZABETH GLAESSNER

b. 1984, Palo Alto, CA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION 

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

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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

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

2018   
Mother Tongue, P·P·O·W, New York, NY

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

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2021   
Bad Girls, wallspaceplease, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
My Secret Garden, curated by Melanie Ouyang Lum, Asia Art Center, Taipei, Taiwan
River Deep Mountain High / Elizabeth Glaessner & Aaron Michael Skolnick, Fierman Gallery, New York, NY
Les Yeux Clos (Eyes Closed), Perrotin, Paris, France

2020   
2020 Vision, Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, NY
Tell Them About Me, 1969 Gallery, New York, NY
Nerve: The Female Body in Women’s Art, Curated by Laura Hutson Hunter, Nashville Scene, Nashville, TN

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

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

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, NY
Water|Bodies, Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, NY
2015    Day Dream Nation, Artdocks, Bremen, Germany         
Who, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY

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

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

RESIDENCIES & AWARDS

2020   
Galveston Artist Residency, Galveston, TX

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

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018   
Eric Sutphin, Elizabeth Glaessner at P·P·O·W, Art in America, April 2018.
Sarah Cascone, From Gordon Parks to LaToya Ruby Frazier, Here Are 35 Must-See Gallery Shows in New York City This January, artnet news, January 2018.
atiana Berg, Must-See Art Guide: New York, artnet news, January 2018.
Liza Lacroix and Alli Melanson, NUT • Volume.

2016   
Amy Boone McCreesh, Inertia: Elizabeth Glaessner, Bmore Art, October 2016.
Priscilla Frank, Today’s Artists Are Sick of History Framing Women as Perfect, The Huffington Post, June 2016.
Julia Freidman, Perverting the Prescriptions of Womanhood, Hyperallergic, July 2016.
Katelynn Mills, DeBeauvouir’s Inheritors: “The Woman Destroyed” at P·P·O·W, artcritical, July 2016.
Eva Parham, Women’s Rights Through Art (P·P·O·W), TUC Mag, July 2016.

2015   
Ben Davis, Don’t Miss Our Critics’ Picks at the Sprawling, Exciting Armory Show 2015, Artnet News, March 2015.
Joshua Sevitz, Ten Images, Two Coats of Paint, June 2015.

2014   
Review Elizabeth Glaessner, PPOW, Modern Painters, October 2014.
Priscilla Frank, Artist Elizabeth Glaessner Paints the Beautiful Aftermath of the Apocalypse, The Huffington Post, August 2014.
Peter Plagens, Pure Pigments, Geometric Paintings, Gold Lamé, The Wall Street Journal, August 2014.
Rachel Small, Elizabeth Glaessner’s Post-Apocalyptic Stories, Interview Magazine, August 2014.
Jeffrey Carlson, Haunting Visions of Things Done and Undone, Fine Art Connoisseur, August 2014.
Ignacio Alexanders, In the Mind of a Shape Shifter, Creative Sugar Magazine, September 2014.

2013   
Lara Merrington, Berlin Air: Inside an Artist Residency, Berlin ArtParasites, LUUPS Leipzig.
Barbara Pollock, Make it Work, NYCAMS.

2012   
Lea Mock, Leipziger Messe zeigt Kunstaus stellung LIA TRACES, Leipziger Messe.
Andre Smits, Elizabeth Glaessner, Artist in the World.
Maeshelle West-Davies, Identity @ KH-55, Leipzig Zeitgeist.

TEACHING, LECTURES, & VISITING

2017   
School of Visual Arts Adjunct Professor, New York, NY
Montclair University Adjunct Professor, Montclair, NJ
New York Academy of Art Visiting Critic, New York, NY
School of Visual Arts Visiting Critic, New York, NY

2016   
School of Visual Arts Visiting Artist Talk, New York, NY
Montclair University Adjunct Professor, Montclair, NJ
New York Academy of Art Visiting Critic, New York, NY

2015   
Montclair University Adjunct Professor, Montclair, NJ

Selected Works

Selected Works Thumbnails
Elizabeth Glaessner Repeater, 2021

Elizabeth Glaessner
Repeater, 2021
water dispersed pigments with binders and oil on canvas
85 x 70 ins.
215.9 x 177.8 cm

Elizabeth Glaessner Pressure Chamber, 2021

Elizabeth Glaessner
Pressure Chamber, 2021
water dispersed pigments with binders and oil on canvas
75 x 65 ins.
190.5 x 165.1 cm

Elizabeth Glaessner Tender Trap, 2021

Elizabeth Glaessner
Tender Trap, 2021
oil on canvas
29 x 25 ins.
73.7 x 63.5 cm

Elizabeth Glaessner Hoof Love, 2020

Elizabeth Glaessner
Hoof Love, 2020
oil on canvas
63 x 53 ins.
160 x 134.6 cm

Elizabeth Glaessner Heads and Tails, 2020

Elizabeth Glaessner
Heads and Tails, 2020
Water dispersed pigments with binders and
oil on canvas
60 x 52 ins.
152.4 x 132.1 cm

Elizabeth Glaessner Siren, 2019

Elizabeth Glaessner
Siren, 2019
water dispersed pigments with binders on canvas
18 1/8 x 14 1/8 ins.
46 x 36 cm

Elizabeth Glaessner Repeater, 2021

Elizabeth Glaessner
Repeater, 2021
water dispersed pigments with binders and oil on canvas
85 x 70 ins.
215.9 x 177.8 cm

Elizabeth Glaessner Pressure Chamber, 2021

Elizabeth Glaessner
Pressure Chamber, 2021
water dispersed pigments with binders and oil on canvas
75 x 65 ins.
190.5 x 165.1 cm

Elizabeth Glaessner Tender Trap, 2021

Elizabeth Glaessner
Tender Trap, 2021
oil on canvas
29 x 25 ins.
73.7 x 63.5 cm

Elizabeth Glaessner Hoof Love, 2020

Elizabeth Glaessner
Hoof Love, 2020
oil on canvas
63 x 53 ins.
160 x 134.6 cm

Elizabeth Glaessner Heads and Tails, 2020

Elizabeth Glaessner
Heads and Tails, 2020
Water dispersed pigments with binders and
oil on canvas
60 x 52 ins.
152.4 x 132.1 cm

Elizabeth Glaessner Siren, 2019

Elizabeth Glaessner
Siren, 2019
water dispersed pigments with binders on canvas
18 1/8 x 14 1/8 ins.
46 x 36 cm

Videos

Elizabeth Glaessner, Art Basel Hong Kong, Booth 1D25, May 19 – 23, 2021