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Dahlia Elsayed

Winter Workspace 2017

Pictured above:
The Ocean, The Ocean, 2016
Acrylic on paper
44 1/2" x 62 1/2"
Courtesy of the artist

 

 

Dahlia Elsayed combines text and imagery to create narrative paintings that document internal and external geographies. Her work, influenced by conceptual art, comics, and landscape painting, is informed by autobiography and environment, to create illustrated documents of places and memories. In her practice, Dahlia Elsayed rearranges and constructs spatial geographies through imagery, architectural physical gestures and place. Through painting, print and installation she uses text and images coincide to formulate visual short stories that evoke psychological and sensorial interpretations of geography. At Wave Hill, she will investigate the greenhouse to create watercolors as studies for new work.

Elsayed’s paintings, prints and artist books have been shown at galleries and art institutions throughout the United States and internationally, including the 12th Cairo Biennale, and solo exhibitions at Aljira Center for Contemporary Art and the Jersey City Museum. She has received awards from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Edward Albee Foundation, Visual Studies Workshop, Women’s Studio Workshop, Headlands Center for the Arts, and The NJ State Council on the Arts. She received her MFA from Columbia University, and lives and works in New Jersey. Elsayed is Assistant Professor of Humanities at CUNY LaGuardia Community College.

Pictured above:
That thing that happened yesterday, 2008
Acrylic on paper
52” x 65”
Courtesy of the artist

Learn more about the artist here.

Dahlia Elsayed will be present for drop-in Sundays from 1-3pm on January 22.

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts. 
 

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