Elise Richman

Tacoma, WA | by November 5, 2008


I am thrilled to fea­ture Elise on this momen­tous day in his­tory. Although she is no longer liv­ing in the DC area, Elise was once con­nected to DC when she was a grad­u­ate stu­dent at Amer­i­can Uni­ver­sity and for a short period there after. I recently met up with her in Seat­tle and was amazed how her work has evolved since we last showed together back in 2002 at The Ware­house in down­town DC.
Born Seat­tle, WA

Elise cur­rently lives and works in Tacoma, Wash­ing­ton. She is an Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor in art at the Uni­ver­sity of Puget Sound where a solo show of her new work just opened at the University’s Kit­tredge Gallery enti­tled “The Island”. www.ups.edu/x4542.xml Inspired by her geog­ra­phy, Elise cre­ates sculp­tural mixed media topo­graph­i­cal paint­ings that evoke a time and place that is unique to the San Juan Islands which com­prise the Seat­tle and Tacoma, Wash­ing­ton region. She writes in her state­ment “This series exlores the rela­tion­ship between engag­ing in an artist process, evok­ing a sense of place, and express­ing times pas­sage.”
Elise:

“The process of stack­ing pieces of oil and acrylic paint, as well as scrap­ing and thereby reveal­ing under­ly­ing wax glazes, evokes geo­log­i­cal phe­nom­ena that occur over the course of time. Each lay­ered piece exhibits the his­tory of its mak­ing, which acts as a lay­ered metaphor for time’s pas­sage. Land­scapes embody time just as psy­cho­log­i­cal topogra­phies bear the imprint of time passed through the course of generations.”

Please check Elise’s web­site at www.eliserichman.com for more infor­ma­tion on all her shows. Elise is also curat­ing a show at the SOIL gallery in Seat­tle: www.soilart.org


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  • Bryant T. Lee says:

    ELISE! Old stu­dent been keep­ing tabs. Call me when you have a moment.

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