Professor of Art, Painting, and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History
Elise Richman’s innovative, process-driven paintings explore elements of the material world and states of flux. Her current work is informed by multidisciplinary research into water as an elemental substance, physical phenomenon, and resource, and as a subject in landscape paintings throughout history. She was a recipient of the 2014 Greater Tacoma Community Foundation art award and 2014 and 2017 Thomas A. Davis Teaching Excellence Award, and was a finalist for a 2015 Neddy Artist Award in painting. She is currently showing works at “Liberal,” an exhibition featuring the Northwest 5 Consortium painting professors, Oct. 2–Nov. 4, at Kittredge Gallery.