Art and Art History
Elise Richman has exhibited her work nationally in commercial galleries, non-profit spaces, and university galleries. Her paintings are included in collections in San Francisco; New York; Washington, DC; Baltimore; and Seattle. Her innovative, process-driven paintings explore elements of the material world and states of flux. In her work the material potential of paint acts as a metaphor for distinct aspects of the material world. Richman’s recent work has been informed by multi-disciplinary research into water as an elemental substance, physical phenomenon, resource, and as a subject in landscape paintings throughout history. Richman was a recipient of the 2014 Greater Tacoma Community Foundation art award. Richman teaches painting, drawing, and 2-dimensional design courses.
B.F.A., University of Washington, 1995; M.F.A., American University, 2001