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Elaine’s most recent work utilizes video and light in relation to sculptural forms, digital prints, and preexisting sites in architecture and nature under the cover of darkness. She has shown work at Proof Gallery (Boston, MA), Souzy Tros (Athens, Greece), In the Backyard Stories Festival (Batumi, Georgia), The Lumiere Festival (Derry, Ireland), Electric Works Gallery (San Francisco,CA), Sonoma Valley Museum (Sonoma, CA), The Swiss Technorama Museum (Winterthur Switzerland), Yerba Buena Center For The Arts (San Francisco, CA), The Claremont Museum (Claremont, CA), Pierogi Leipzig (Leipzig, Germany), The Luggage Store (San Francisco, CA),The San Francisco Arts Commission (San Francisco, CA), California College of The Arts (San Francisco, CA), Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA), The Wexner Center For The Arts (Columbus, OH), Sun Valley Center For The Arts (Sun Valley, ID), and Fusion Art Space (San Francisco, CA). 

Elaine attended The California College Of The Arts on a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship from 2002-2004 and received her MFA from Stanford University in 2006. 

HIGHLIGHTS

ACADEMIC


2006
MFA, "New Genres" - Stanford University

2002-2004
MFA in Media Arts - California College of the Arts

1980-1985
Ohio State University, Bachelor of Fine Arts - Aspects of Light and Motion & Technical Production and Design

TEACHING


2010 - present
Associate Professor - Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MAStudio for Interrelated Media

2007 - 2010
Adjunct Faculty - Stanford University, California, Department of Art & Art History, "Light As A Sculptural Element"

2004 - 2006
Stanford University - Teaching Assistant

EXHIBITIONS


2014
Proof Gallery,Group Show, Boston, MA


2013
Spinning Night Cafe in Living Color, Spinning Night Cafe in Living Color
Billboard Video and Sound Installation, Lumiere Festival, Derry, Ireland
Wandering Nighthouse, Mobile Truck Light and Sound Installation Series
Backyard Stories Series, Batumi, Georgia
Souzy Tros Gallery, Athens, Greece
Gallery 55, North Adams, Massachusetts
The Cot Piece, Solo Installation, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CAEasy Rider, Light Installation, Phoenix Hotel, ArtPad SF, San Francisco, CATuning For The Edge Of The Line, Electric Works Solo Show, San Francisco, CA

2012
Color Theory, Group Show, Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA
Trail Head Video Mapping, Sculpture, and Light Installation, San Francisco, CA
Night Life at the Academy Video Installation, Academy Of Sciences, San Francisco, CA


2011
International Video Art Festival, 3 Video works, Camaguey Cub
Selections 11, Faculty Show, Mass Art Bakalar Gallery, Boston Massachusetts
Slanted Door, Video Installation and solo show, San Francisco, California
509 Cultural Center, Collaboration with Michael Swaine, San Francisco, California
101 California, Solo Video Installation, San Francisco, California
Electric Works, Solo Show, San Francisco, California


2010
The Red Mill, Kulturmöllan Lövestad, Sweden
University of San Francisco Gallery, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA
ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA
Electric Works Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Mills College Museum, Oakland, CA
Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2009
Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Telluride Film Festival, Telluride, CO
[A Very Public Art Project, Oakland, CA](http://swarmgallery.com/public_art.htm)
The Warfield Building, San Francisco, CA
The Warfield Project

2008
The Swiss Technorama Science Center,Winterthur, Switzerland
Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, Bay Area Now 5
ATA Artist's Television Access
Southern Exposure Auction
Hang Art Gallery, San Francisco, California
Y2Y Gallery, San Francisco, California
San Jose Institute Of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California
Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California


2007
Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, California
Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California
Archifest, Los Angeles, California
Surface Design, San Francisco, California
Institute For the Future, Slavonice, Czech Republic
Claremont Museum, Claremont, California
Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, California
509 Cultural Center, San Francisco, California
Pierogi Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany


2006
Arts Benicia, Benicia, California
Stanford University, Stanford Horse Stable Pasture


2005
Telluride Film Festival, Telluride, Colorado
Brava Center For The Arts, San Francisco, California
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California
San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco, California


2004
California College Of The Arts, San Francisco California
Artists' Television Access, San Francisco California
New Langton Arts, San Francisco, California

2003
The Luggage Store, San Francisco, California

2002
Sun Valley Center For The Arts, Sun Valley, Idaho

2000
Headlands Center For The Arts, Marin, California

1999
Wexner Center For The Arts, Columbus, Ohio

LIGTHING & VISUAL DESIGN


2011
Production Stage Manager, Meredith Monk Education of The Girl Child, DTW, N.Y., N.Y
Lighting and Visual Design, Bring on The Lumiere, ODC Theater, San Francisco California

2010
Visual Design, Robert Moses Kin, Yerba Buena Center For the Arts, San Francisco California

2009
Lighting Design, Tenderloin National Forest, San Francisco California
Lighting Design, Ann Hamilton, Meredith Monk, Brooklyn Academy Of Music, Brooklyn, N.Y. Voices Of Ascension (an evening length music and visual work)

2007
Lighting Design - Janet CardiffHealdsburg, California
"The Shadow Side Video Walk"

2000
Present - Lighting Design - Meredith MonkSolo and Ensemble Concerts
"Songs Of Ascension" - International touring including France, England, Norway, Serbia, Czech Republic, Portugal, Germany, Estonia, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Austria, Scotland, Belgium, Italy, Hungary, Ireland, Canada, Russia, Syria, Brazil, Spain, Sweden

1999- Present
Lighting Design - Telluride Film Festival, Telluride Colorado
7 Cinema Venues, Interior and exterior architectural facades

1996-1999
Technical Director - Merce Cunningham,
International Tours International touring France, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, England, Finland, Japan National touring including N.Y., N.Y., Wash D.C., Brooklyn, New York, and Berkeley, California

1989-1996
Lighting, Visual Design, and Music
Contraband, SF, national touring, Russia"The Mira Cycles"

1986-2008
Lighting and Visual Design
Terry Riley, Guillermo Gomez Pena, Remy Charlip, OnSite, Bob Ernst, Pamela Z, Peter Whitehead, Nao Bustamante, C. Ryder Cooley, Gamelan Sekar Jaya, Deborah Slater, Sten Rudstrom, Amy X Neuberg, Surface Design, Motion Lab, Ruth Zaporah
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