E l s i e   K a g a n

44 Windsor Place #1 Brooklyn NY 11215 :: elsiekagan@gmail.com :: www.elsiekagan.net

Born: Berkeley, CA. Lives and Works: Brooklyn & Hudson NY


2023 upcoming solo exhibition Spring 2023, The Shirley Project Space, Brooklyn NY

2022 Field trip, solo exhibition. eeeee, CDMX, Mexico

2018 the good minute goes, solo exhibition. Sweet Lorraine Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016 Everything is green, solo exhibition. Chase Family Gallery, Mandell Center, Hartford, CT

2013 Nethermead, Rivington Design House Gallery, LES, New York, NY

2012 Elsie Kagan and Lori Ellison, curated by Sarah Schmerler. Soap Box Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


2019 Reclamation, curated by Anna Cahn, Compere Collective, Brooklyn, NY.

2019 I heard a fly buzz – when I died, curated by Chris Lucius, Sweet Lorraine Gallery,

         Brooklyn, NY

2018 summer, curated by John Gagne, Threes Brewing Brooklyn NY

2017 missing me one place search another, Ti Studios, Brooklyn NY

2016 Assembly Desired, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn NY

2016 New Leaf, curated by Elsie Kagan, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn NY

2015 Ortega 100, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn NY

2015 In our cave we see shadows, curated by Fannie Allie & Ketta Ioannidou, Project 722,

         Brooklyn NY

2015 Feel the Power, with ArtFCity, Lightbox Gallery, New York, NY

2015 At the old Gem, Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn NY

2014 Surface, LAH Gallery, Boston, MA

2013 Alumni, curated by John B. Ravenal. Zilkah Gallery at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

2013 Curate NYC, Elisa Contemporary Art, Bronx, NY and Rush Arts, New York, NY

2013 Collectively Assembled, curated by Yulia Tikhonova. Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY

2012 Elsie Kagan and Danielle Mysliwiec, 56 Bogart, Brooklyn, NY

2012 SeaFair, Brenda Taylor Gallery, Greenwich, CT

2011 NurtureArt Benefit, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

2011 tART, Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY

2010 VERGE Miami, Brenda Taylor Gallery, Miami, FL


2022 R.A.R.O, 2-month residency, Madrid, Spain

2022 eeeee, 1-month residency, CDMX, Mexico

2019 Residency Unlimited, 3-month residency, Brooklyn, NY

2018 Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown MA. Workshop with Angela Dufresne

2017 Vermont Studio Center, grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

2015 Grant, Sustainable Arts Foundation

2015 Vermont Studio Center, Residency with VSC funding

2013 Vermont Studio Center, Fellowship and Residency, funded by Sustainable Arts Foundation

2005 Masters of Fine Art, in Painting. Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA and Rome, Italy

1999 Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Art, & Phi Betta Kappa. Wesleyan University, CT


2021 Hyperallergic magazine, A Residency Designed for Artist-Parents is the First of its Kind in

         US, by Daniel Gerwin, July 18 2021

2016 Mother Mother magazine, Volume 1 of an edition of 150, by artist Sheilah Wilson

2015 Cover art for the Fall contemporary poetry collection published by OTHER PRESS, New

         York, NY

2014 The Entropic Gesture, longform essay on my work by David Gibson

Looking at Painting Fall, 2014 magazine and Studio Visit Fall 2014 magazine

2013 The Alumni Show II: Wesleyan University Exhibition Catalogue and Essay, John B. Ravenal, Wesleyan Center for The Arts, Oct 2013

One Critic’s Virtual Exhibition of Hot Women Artists: Hello, Brooklyn Museum… anyone home? Sarah Schmerler, Full page feature and article, Williamsburg Greenpoint News and Arts, Feb 2013

Featured image and article, Whitney Kimball, The L Magazine, Jan 2013


2019-current Founder and Executive Director, Interlude Artist Residency, a 501c3 non-profit

         artist residency program for artists raising children. Hudson, NY

2015-‘20 Juror for the Sustainable Arts Foundation

2011-’18 Founder and organizer of a large Brooklyn-based Parent Artists Network

2014 Visiting Lecturer, American University Art Department, Washington, DC