Elissa Dorfman

Country: USA

Title:  Dreams

© Elissa Dorfman, 1992

Medium: Oil

Size: 18" x 14"

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Dorfman received her art training at City University of New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the Art Students League, and the New School for Social Research in affiliation with Parsons. She is a member of Visual Artists and Galleries Association (VAGA) and Artist Equity. She has been puplished in The Record, Le Nouveau Journal, Arteder, Directors' Guild, Running Press, Two Thousand Notable American Women, and Who's Who of American Women. Dorfman states, "My main emphasis has been to create my own way of painting. I had the basics, but went into new areas by instinct. I painted Egyptian paintings in the early 1970's when no one was into Egyptian Art. Then I worked on paintings I call Consciousness Art. For example, portraying how the land and water looked 100 years ago compared to today. There was a period in which I painted Native American Indian Art and learned about their culture. From the early 1970's I developed my own style that I called Expansionism -- everything I sense I expand. The inner dynamics of the subject expand beyond its outward appearance, and into its environment. Then I went into Scientific paintings of molecules, genes, cells, etc. My whole life, I have worked on color combinations and strived to perfect my technique. I am about to enter another phase of my career. "

Her selected solo exhibitions include: Art Space Gallery, Hyogo, Japan, 1982; Galler Fuji, Osaka, Japan, 1982; University of Maryland, 1980; Collector's Gallery, New York, 1979; and Galerie Raymond Duncan, Paris, France, 1979.

Her selected group exhibitions include: Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, New York, 1997 and '94, Westchester Land Trust, Paramount East Gallery, Peekskill, New York, 1994; The Gallery at Cox Arboretum, Dayton, Ohio, 1992; Gallery 124, Kemper Center, Kenosha, Wisconsin, 1987; The Nude National, The Wedge Gallery, Rochester, New York, 1987; Tokyo Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 1983; Cabo Frio International Print Biennial, Rio de Janeiro and San José do Rio Prato, Brazil, 1983; International Graphic Arts Exhibition, Bilbao, Spain, 1982; Komai Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 1982; Cork Gallery, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, 1981; New Artists, Madison Square Garden, New York, 1981; Salon des Surindependents, Musee de Luxembourg, Paris, France, 1980; Channel 13 Preview Exhibit, Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 1980; Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, 1980; Benefit with Warhol: (Wilcox), Village Gate, New York, 1979; Organization of Independent Artists, Bologna, Italy, 1979; and First International Festival of Women Artists, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1979.
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