The MacDowell Colony, residency in Peterborough, NH 

Esther and Adolph Gottlieb Individual Artist Support Grant

National Science Foundation Antarctica Artist and Writers Program, artist residency in Antarctica 

Artist in Residence -Research Vessel Wecoma, Oregon coast, drawing oceanographic climate change voyage, 

Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, residency in Umbertide, Italy 

The MacDowell Colony, residency in Peterborough, NH 

New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (drawing) 

Participant in the Aljira, Emerge 2001 artist development program, Newark, NJ

Artist-in Residence, St. Michael's College, VT 

One/Two/Three Person Exhibitions 

St Edwards University, Austin TX, A Year on Broadway, solo
Eastern Washington University Gallery, Cheney (Spokane )WA, A Year on Broadway, solo

Robert Henry Contemporary, A Year on Broadway, NYC
Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, Taxing Times, solo

Rockland Center for the Arts, Almost Everything, drawings, West Nyack, NY
National Science Foundation, Unpacking Antarctica, Antarctica drawings, paintings, books, Arlington VA (Washington, DC) through Dec. 2013
Robert Henry Contemporary, Travel-Log, solo -drawings, NYC
College of Saint Rose Art Gallery, BiPOLAR, Journeys to the Ends of the World, 3 person, with Itty Neuhaus, Janet Biggs, Albany NY
Marcia Wood Gallery, solo -drawings Atlanta, GA
Firehouse Center for Visual Arts, 
Re-Figure, 2 person show with Barbara Zucker, Burlington,VT 

John Davis Gallery, I Open the Newspaper and Want to Scream, drawings, paintings and short hand -drawn animation, Hudson, NY 

Carriage House, John Davis Gallery, drawings and paintings, Hudson, NY 

Cynthia Broan Gallery,TAX-ONOMIES, Drawings and paintings, NYC 

College of Saint Rose Art Gallery, Your Tax Dollars and Other Drawings, Albany, NY 

Art Resources Transfer Gallery, Your Tax Dollars From Where I Sit, drawings, NYC 

Staub Gallery, Everything Counts, drawings including Everything I Own,Zurich, SW 

PS 122 Gallery, showing Everything I Own. as part of 2 person exhibition chosen by Joe Ahrmreim, Luca Buvoli, Dominique Nahas, Lynne Yamamoto, NYC 

Art Resources Transfer Gallery, Hallway Project- Everybody Gets One showing drawing series and on-site drawing project NYC. 

Gallery 402, Organization of Independent Artists, drawings.NYC 

Margaret Bodell Ltd., Everything in Her Bag, drawings, NYC 

Group Exhibitions 

Flag Foundation, The Times, NYC

Scheme Projects, Paper Jam, Visual Strategies for Social Concern, curated by Larry Walczak, Brooklyn, NY

Elmhurst Art Museum and Perlman Teaching Museum Lifelogging, curated by Nadine Wasserman and Rachel Seligman, Elmhurst IL, Northfield, MI
Dorsky Gallery, Thaw, curated by Jill Connor, NYC

Lesley Heller Gallery, Zooey, curated by Lesley Heller, NYC
Works Gallery, iraqiwarmemorial.com, curated by Joseph DeLappe, San Jose, CA
Arts Exchange Gallery, The Bank and Trust Show, curated by Dara Meyers Kinglsey, White Plains, NY

National Academy Museum, National Academy Museum's 185th Annual Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art,New York, NY 

Kuf Mold, group show, curated by Suzan Batru and Bill Doherty, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Gallery Jan Colle, Kuf Mold, group show, curated by Suzan Batru and Bill Doherty , Gent, Belgium 

Museum of Arts Crafts, Itami,Your Documents Please, traveling group show, Itami, Japan 

The Phatory, Loaded, animation showings, curated by Jil Connor, NYC

Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Pillow Talk, group show curated by Mery Lynn McCorkle, Santa Monica , CA 

Dowling College, General Inventory, curated by Judith Page, Oakdale, NY 

Weatherspoon Museum, Art on Paper, biennial, curated by Xandra Eden, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC 

Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Fresh, group show, Portland, Oregon 

Staub Gallery/Kohler Gallery, Speed, group show, Zurich, SW 

John Davis Gallery, Gallery Artists, inaugural show of gallery artists, Hudson NY 

Cynthia Broan Gallery-art fairs--Aqua, Miamii, Pulse Fair, Affordable Art 
Fair/ NY, Scope/ LA, NY, Chicago Art Fair, Scope London, Scope Miami 

Staub Gallery, Facts are Stupid Things, group show, Zurich, SW 

June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Naked, group show curated by Katherine Bradford and June Fitzpatrick, Portland, ME 

Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, BANG, curated by Linn Underhill, catalog essay by Lucy Lippard, Hamilton, NY 

Van Brunt Gallery, AmBUSH, curated by Trong Van G. Nguyen, NY, NY 

Krasdale Gallery-Warm Worlds and Otherwise, curated by Debra Jenks, White Plains, NY 

Aljira Gallery-group show, participants in the Emerge 2001Artist Development Program, curated by Calvin Reid, Newark, NJ 

Cynthia Broan Gallery- Recession 2003 $99 Show, curated by Tim Thyzel, NYC

Tomasulo Gallery, Union County College- Consumer Reports, 4 person show, curated by Margaret Murphy, Cranford, NJ 

Graystone Gallery-Miniatures, curated by Ed Russell, San Francisco, CA 

Parker Gallery-2D, group show, curated by Eug Ho Park, Ft. Lee, NJ 

Islip Art Museum-Accumulations, group show, curated by Karen Shaw, 

Gracie Mansion Gallery-Look at Me, What Do You See, What Do You See,group show, NYC 

Cynthia Broan Gallery- group show. NYC 

450 Broadway Gallery- A Collaborative Fusion, art event NYC 

Holland Tunnel-Angels, curated by Pauline Lethen. Brooklyn, NY 

Gretel's File- Space Time Links, curated by Nicoletta West. Zug, SW 

PS 122 Gallery- Artists chosen for season's 2 person shows. NYC 

Im n Il Gallery- Out of Line, 4 person exhibition. Brooklyn, NYC 

OIA, NY Law School-Curated group show. NYC 
Henry Street Settlement- Abrons Art Center- Tangents- Connecting the Classroom to the Studio, group show. NYC 

Im n Il Gallery- Out of Y2K O, Curated group show. Brooklyn, NYC 

Margaret Bodell Ltd.- LTD, group show. NYC 

Pierogi -drawings can be seen in the flat files. Brooklyn, NYC 

Art in General-Scale, relatively
speaking-Site specific wall drawing. Curated by Holly Block, Catherine Ruello. NYC 

Noyes Museum-Angels, Cherubs and Putti. Oceanville, NJ 

Selected Private Collections and Commissions

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rotch Library
The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive, Miami, FL 
Bennington College Trustee Collection 
Agnes Gund-- Private Collection 
John Haworth 
Jean Pigozzi collection 
Nobel collection/ Switzerland 
Ballinger Gold (Fashion Designers), NYC, Drawings of the contents of the design studio.
Capital Z Partners, NYC. Drawings of the contents of desks

Bibliography / Press

CBS Sunday Morning, video produced by Jay Kernis, Carol Ross.

 Podcast-The Netcast, A Conversation with Elise Engler, http://www.mcelhinneyart.com/netcast-conversation-elise-engler

Owen, David, The New Yorker Magazine, “Talk of the Town, On Broadway,” 6/8/15.

Make8elieve Magazine Online Zine, pp. 64-74
Bjornland, Karen, The Albany Daily Gazette, “Going to Extremes ... for Their Art,” 3/3/13
 Swartz, Anne, Art Pulse Volume 4, No. 14,

Press Art, Die Sammlung Annette und Peter Nobel, catalog of the collection of art of Peter Nobel, Nobel & Hug, Rechtsanwalte, Switzerland 

Michele Natale, "Surprises Unceasing", The News & Observer, Raleigh, NC, Sunday, February 
18, 2007 

Benjamin Genocchio, "Material Things, Cataloged", The New York Times, January 28, 20007 

David Brickman, Metroland, Albany, NY, A Place for Everything, March 10 issue, review of Your Tax Dollars and other Drawings, Gallery of the College of Saint Rose, Albany NY http://www.metroland.net/back_issues/vol28_no10/art.html 

Getlein, Mark. Gilbert's Living With Art, NY: McGraw-Hill Co. Inc., chapter on Drawing- 
reproduction of and text regarding wall drawing at Art in General Gallery, NY, p.163. 

Peter Gallo, Art in America, Elise Engler at Art Resources Transfer, April issue, p.135 

Tages Auzeiger, Zurich, 13127 Things, Elise Engler, Artist, article about Zurich exhibition, 
Galerie Staub 

Neue Zurcher Zeitung, Material Girl, Elise Engler at Galerie Staub, article about Zurich 

Getlein, Mark. Gilbert's Living With Art, NY: McGraw-Hill Co. Inc., chapter on Drawing- 
reproduction of and text regarding wall drawing at Art in General Gallery, NY, p.161. 

Karlins, N.F. ARTNET.COM, Drawing Notebook, February 28, review ofDrawings, 
exhibition at Gallery 402. 

Lewis, Julia. Interior Design Magazine, Quality of Light January, article about the Capital 
Z drawings, includes description and picture of desk commission. 

Meier, Franziska. Zuger Presse, Conceptual Art in a Cabinet, December 6, review of Swiss exhibition, Space Time Links.

Setz, Annemarie. Neue Zuger Zeitung, New 2000, 2000 Perspectives on Current Art Trends December 30, review of Swiss exhibition, Space Time Links. 

Hamburger, Susan. Waterfront Weekly, volume 9.23 , 12/2/, Brooklyn, NY, Artburgher, review of exhibition, Out of Y2K. 

Budick, Ariella. Newsday, Emotional Baggage, December 15, feature article on the 
Everything In Her Purse exhibit at Margaret Bodell Gallery. 

Derrow, Paula. New Woman Magazine, December, -  New View, feature article on the 
women's bag drawing project. 

Dalton, Jennifer. Review, Feb. 15, -review of Scale, relatively speaking, at Art in 
General, NYC 

Visiting Artist/ Lectures
Visiting Artist, St. Edward’s University in combination with A Year on Broadway, at the university gallery. (November)
 Visiting Artist, Spokane Visiting Artist Lecture Series. in combination with A Year on Broadway, at Eastern Washington University Gallery.

Visiting Lecturer, The Explorer’s Club, NYC

Visiting Artist, Ithaca College, in combination with upcoming solo show at the college gallery.

Visiting Lecturer- Bard College
2005/ 2013   
Visiting Artist -College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY. Student studio visits, in combination with exhibitions at the college gallery.

Visiting Lecturer- School of Visual Arts, Visual and Critical Studies Program

Visiting Artist- New York Studio Program, NYC- critiquing the work of     college juniors and senior from top U.S. art schools selected to participate in a studio program in NYC for one semester.

Visiting Artist/ Critic- Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, critiquing the work of graduating seniors.

Related/ Teaching Experience 


Instructor, drawing. Fine Art Department, School of Visual Arts, NYC

Instructor, Early Childhood Education Department, (Art) City College, City University of New York

Teaching Artist- Battery Parks City Parks Conservancy. NYC 

Instructor, Art New England, Bennington, VT, Narrative Drawing, (through the Massachusetts College of Art)

Teaching Artist- Studio in a School. NYC 


1985 Bennington College-MFA-Painting, printmaking. Fellowship 
1983 Hunter College CUNY-BFA-Summa Cum Laude 

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