DAHLIA  ELSAYED

EDUCATION

1994  Columbia University School of the Arts, MFA Creative Writing
1992 Barnard College, BA English, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Off in the Woods, Often, Moon Gallery, Berry College, Rome, Georgia

2014
Turn Of Phrase, part of Six Features, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY

2013  
Hither and Yon
, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
Navigations in the Present Tense
, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
Ideological Tug Of War,
Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

2011                
Possibles, Probables,
Ice House Gallery Monmouth University, West Long Branch NJ
The Sticky Parts,
S. Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA
Perennial Bloom
, BravinLee Programs, Artist Book Program, New York, NY

2010
Orienteering
, Palace of Fine Arts, 12th Cairo Biennale, Cairo, Egypt
…And Then Some,
Aljira Center For Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
All Of It
, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ
In Honor Of,
Princeton Arts Council, Princeton NJ

2008                 
For The Realization of Every Wish…,
Crybaby Gallery/City of Asbury Park, outdoor public art installation

2006                  
Periphery, Portlock Black Cultural Center, Lafayette College, Easton, PA

2005                
New Work
, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY (two person show)
New Prints
, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY

2004                 
Talk Back
, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland

2003                
Dahlia Elsayed,
Johnson & Johnson Corporate Art Gallery, NJ
Monuments of Her Last Year,
The Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

2002                  
Dahlia Elsayed,
Armenian Library and Museum of America, Watertown, MA,

2000                  
Dahlia Elsayed,
Gallery Of South Orange, South Orange, NJ

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Sheherzade’s Gift: Subverting Narratives, Center For Book Arts, New York, NY
The Cure For Anything, Walsh Gallery Seton Hall University, West Orange, NJ

2015
TXT,
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum, New York, NY
Seeing Newark,
Post-Pocket Utopia, Newark, NJ
Exquisite,
LABspace, Hillsdale, NY
Then and Now,
(traveling exhibition) Center For Book Arts, New York, NY (additional venues.)

2014
Natural Enemies, Pelham Center for The Arts, Pelham, NY

Lucid Gestures,
McCagg Gallery, Barnard College, New York, NY
Ready Or Not
, Newark Museum, Newark NJ
Promised Land,
Transformer Projects, Asbury Park, NJ
In Site:The Creative Process,
Robeson Galleries, Newark, NJ
AIR Show, Center For Book Arts, New York, NY
In This Place, Twilight Gallery, Seattle, WA
Datascapes,
Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
Wind Up Wonderland, Gateway Projects, Newark, NJ

2013                  
Introduction,
S&J Projects, New York, NY
Contemporary Cartographies
, Lehman College, Bronx, NY
The EMO Show
, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
Mapnificent
, AIGA Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Your Body is a Battleground,
Pristine Gallerie, Monterrey, Mexico
Women Redrawing the World Stage,
Soho 20 Gallery, New York, NY

2012                 
Space Invaders,
Lehman College, Bronx, NY
The rug pulled out from beneath you; you lie on the floor,
Seattle University, Seattle, WA
Memory of Here, Memory of There,
Rutgers University Institute of Women and Art, NJ
Anywhere but Here,
Pelham Arts Center, Pelham, NY
Size Matters, Small Works from the Fine Art Collection 
NJ State Museum, Trenton, NJ
Through You into Action,
Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminister, NJ
Arctic Flow,
Index Arts Center, Newark, NJ

2011                 
The Art of Mapping
, TAG Fine Arts, London, UK
Cartographic,
Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY
Mapping,
Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington DC
Ritual,
Art In Odd Places Festival, New York, NY
Blah, Blah, Blah,
Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
Passport Projects,
Submerged Gallery, Newark, NJ
2+2,
COAD Gallery, NJ Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ

2010                 

You Are Here: The Psychogeography of the City, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NYC, NY
Guggenheim You Tube Play
, shortlist, Guggenheim Museum, NYC, NY
It’s Personal,
Tomasulo Gallery, Union County College, Union, NJ
1001: The Narrative Tradition in Middle Eastern Art
, William Paterson University Gallery, Wayne, NJ

2009                  
Tectonic,
Seton Hall University, Newark, NJ
Kuf-Mold-Rotterdam,
A-Locatie Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Unbounded: New Art for a New Century
, The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Flow: Art/Text/New Media
, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

2008                
Kuf-Mold-Ghent
,  (site-specific installation) Gallery Jan Colle, Ghent, Belgium
Garden of Delights
, Yeosu International Art Festival, South Korea
Orebro Video Art Festival
, Orebro Kunsthall, Sweden
The Stories We Tell
: Screening, Art in General, New York, NY
Return Home
, Robeson Center for the Arts, Princeton, NJ
Sprawl
, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

2007                 
Noah’s Ark
, Shore Institute for Contemporary Art, Long Branch, NJ
Desideratum
, Aferro Gallery, Newark, NJ
Under_Construction in Venice
, curated by Barbara Höffer, Island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni, Venice, Italy
Sculpt-tour
, Shore Institute for Contemporary Art, Long Branch, NJ
Personal Inventory
, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY
Receipts
, Redsaw Gallery, Newark, NJ

2006                 
Personal Geographies
, Hunter College Times Sq. Gallery, New York, NY
Science as Muse
, Montgomery Center for the Arts, Skillman, NJ
Drawing Stage
, curated by E. Carmen Ramos, CWOW, Newark, NJ
Glossollalia
, Aferro Gallery, Newark, NJ
100 NJ Artists Make Prints
, traveling exhibition, Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, Rutgers University, NJ
Monumental
, Victory Hall, Jersey City, NJ
NJSCA Fellowship Exhibition
, NJ State Museum, Trenton, NJ
Knots
, NJ City State University Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
RCIPP Fellowship Exhibition
, Mason Gross Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ

2005                 
Between Art and Life
, Adrian College, Adrian, MI
Viewfinder
, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, NY
NJ Arts Annual
, curated by Beth Venn, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Scope Art Hamptons
, South Hampton, NY
Six Degrees of Separation
, Black Maria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Emerge Six
, curated by Lilly Wei, Aljira, Newark NJ
Girl Talk
, The Garage, Jersey City, NJ                
Weird New Jersey
, Here Arts Center, New York, NY

2004                
Anthro/Socio
, The Artist’s Network Gallery, New York, NY
Phantom Limb
, Unit B Gallery, Chicago, IL
Starring…,
Gerber Seid Fine Art, New York, NY
Drawings
, curated by Edsel Williams, The Green Barn, Sagaponack, NY
The Crystal Land
, curated by Raul Zamudio, Aljira, Newark NJ
Synopsis 10
, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ
Unveiling the Image
, NJ Center for Visual Art, Summit NJ

2003                 
Modelarnia
, Gdansk, Poland

2002                 
Arvest 2002
Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles CA
3rd International Gyumri Biennial
, Armenia
Center for Contemporary and Experimental Art, Yerevan, Armenia
Beacon Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Ritz Carlton Hotel Battery Park, New York, NY
(130 works commissioned for their permanent collection)
The Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ,

2001               
Locust Projects, Miami, FL
ArtReach
: The Exhibition, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
When Two Become One
, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ

2000                
Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ
Women Metal Artists: Pen & Brush, New York, NY
4PLY Cooperative Exhibition
, New York, NY

1999                  
Passion, Richard Anderson Fine Arts, New York, NY
American Sentences
, Union City, NJ
New Members Show
, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ
United Arts Council
, Naples, Florida

1998                  
The Metro Show
, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ
National Book Arts Show II
, Fine Arts Center, Taos, NM
Image/Mileage
, Union City, NJ

1997                 
Union Hill Studios-Group Show, Union City, NJ

1996                 
Open Book IV
, Art & The Written Word, New York, NY

1995                 
Open Book III,
Art & The Written Word, New York, NY

1994                 
Women of Steel, Skyline College, San Bruno, California                
Open Book II
, Art & The Written Word, New York, NY

GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES 

2017
Wave Hill Winter Workspace Residency, Bronx, NY

2016
KKV Grafik International Artist Residency, Malmo, Sweden

2015
Liquitex Art Tank Residency, Asbury Park, NJ

2014
NEA Grant for an edition at Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions, New Brunswick, NJ

2013                 
Joan Mitchell Center Residency Program, New Orleans, LA
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space Program, NY, NY
Center For Book Arts Workspace Grant, NY, NY

2008                   
Anderson Ranch Residency, Snowmass Village, CO

2007                 
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors

2005
Artist Fellowship, Rutgers Center for Innovative Printmaking, NJ
Artist in Residence, Headlands Center for The Arts, Sausalito CA

2004
NJ State Council on the Arts, Individual Artist Fellowship
Artist in Residence, Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale NY
Artist in Residence, The Newark Museum
Creative Capital Professional Development Workshop
Emerge 6 Program, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art

2003                 
ArtsLink Grant for Individual Artists
Artist in Residence, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
Artist Teacher Institute Scholarship Grant, William Paterson University, NJ

2002                 
Artist in Residence, Center for Contemporary Art, Yerevan, Armenia

2001
Visiting Artist, NJ Artists in Education Program, years 2001-2004
ArtReach Education Program Grant, Newark NJ

1999    
New Jersey State Council on the Arts Artist Fellowship
Artist in Residence, Edward Albee Foundation, Montauk NY
Geraldine R. Dodge Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT

 

TEACHING, APPOINTMENTS, LECTURES

2012- 
Assistant Professor of Art, CUNY LaGuardia Community College, LIC, NY

2013                  
Visiting Artist & Guest Lecturer, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2010   
Faculty, Parsons, The New School University- Fine Arts, New York, NY
Lecturer, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ

2009
Faculty, Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art, Pont-Aven, France
Visiting Artist & Guest Lecturer, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
Visiting Artist & Guest Lecturer, Denver Metropolitan College, Denver, COTeaching Artist, The Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, NY
Panelist, Unbounded: New Art for A New Century – Centennial Conversations, The Newark Museum, Newark NJ
Panelist, Flow: Art/Text/New Media, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

2008                  
Artist in Residence & Guest Lecturer, NJ City University, Jersey City, NJ
Panelist, Bronx Museum of Art, AIM Program
Guest Lecturer, The Jersey City Museum, part of their series Introducing, lectures by contemporary artists

2007                 
Guest Lecturer, The Newark Historical Society, Newark, NJ

2006                 
Visiting Artist, The Allen-Stevenson School, New York, NY                 

2005                
Visiting Artist, Adrian College, Adrian MI
Guest Lecturer, Princeton Adult School, Princeton, NJ

2004                 
Teaching Artist, Studio in a School
Teaching Artist, Rutgers Newark Master Class Workshops
Panelist, Well Served: Affirming a Proactive Relationship Between Artist and Community, The Foundation Center, New York
Teaching Artist, Newark Museum Education Program
Teaching Artist, NJ Center for Visual Arts

2003                
Visiting Teaching Artist, City Lore, New York, NY
Visiting Teaching Artist, Institute for Arts and Humanities Education, NJ
Teaching Artist, Teaneck Community Education Program, NJ

2002                 
Guest Lecturer, Newark Museum of Art
Panelist, Feminist Perspectives, Jersey City Museum Art Talk series

2001
Teaching Artist, City without Walls Mentorship Program
Teaching Artist, Artist In Education Program, NJ

PUBLICATIONS

2013
“Navigations In The Present Tense.” William Paterson University Gallery Press

2012                 
“Hybrid Careers: The Work of Balancing Your Work.” College Art Association Podcast
“Studio Manual.” La Norda Specialo, Number 9

2011 
“Natural Wonder.” Zocalo Public Square, December 2011 

2001                 
“Notes on A Mixed Marriage.” Ararat Magazine, Vol. XLII

2000                  
“Nature’s Wildcard: Hiroyuki Hamada.” Provincetown Arts Magazine, Vol. 15

1999                  
“Paterson Falls.” Open City, Number 9

1993                  
“Black and Blue.” Open City, Number 3

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016
Harmon, Kitty, You Are Here NYC: Mapping The Soul of the City, Princeton Architectural Press, illus.
Ward, Flora, “Telling Tales”, artblog.org, Nov. 22, 2016, illus.

2015
Walker, Hannah, “Artist Residency Unveiled”, Tri City News, July 23, 2015, p.30, illus

2014
Schrank, Brian, Avant-Garde Videogames: Playing With Technoculture, MIT Press, May 2014, illus.
Wei, Lilly, "Ready Or Not," StudioInternational.com, Sept. 5, 2014 illus.
Orton, Madeline, “Data Serves As Inspiration for Art,NJTV News, aired March 21, 2014
Bell, Anonda, ed., Datascapes, Rutgers University-Newark, Feb. 2014, illus.
Cleary and Gluzman, eds., Emergency Index: An Annual Document of Performance Practice 2013, Vol. 3., Ugly Ducking Presse, pp. 34-35, illus.
Capizzi, Carla, “A Rare Look At The Creative Process” Artdaily.org, June 19, 2014
La Gorce, Tammy, “Painting With Words, Writing With Color”, The New York Times, Jan. 19, 2014, sec Metro, pg 10, illus.

2013                 
Barnes, Julian, “Beyond Signal Flags: The Hidden Codes of Washington D.C.Wall Street Journal Washington Wire, July 25, 2013
Rydiger, Monika, “Cartographers of Other Spaces”, Tara (von Neudorf) Cartographer Of Sinister History, International Cultural Centre Krakow, 2013, illus.
Mallonee, Laura C. “What Are We Still Mapping For?Hyperallergic, April 25, 2013

2012                 
Graves, Jen “The Groin, Foods, and More.” The Stranger, Dec 12, 2012, p. 23, illus.
Villalonga, Yuneikys. “On the Arts of Invading Spaces.” Art Experience, Vol. 1, No. 10, Fall 2012, pg 108, illus.
Wisnieski, Adam. “Artistic Invasion.” The Riverdale Press, Oct 10, 2012

2010                  
Elliot-Dark, Alice, “Dahlia Elsayed”, All Of It, Gallery Aferro Publications, Exhibition Catalog
McGlone, Peggy. “Ten NJ Artists Making a Difference in Their Craft.” Inside Jersey Magazine, Dec 16, 2010, illus.
Wadvalla, Bibi-Aisha. “Cairo Biennale Artists Question the Contemporary.” The Daily News Egypt, Dec 13, 2010, illus.
Bischoff, Dan, "When The Real Becomes the Fantastic", The Star Ledger, Nov. 14, 2010, sec 4, pg 8, illus.
El Kouedi, Yousi. “Art Review: Dahlia Elsayed” Al Aribaya, Nov. 7, 2010, illus.

2009                 
Harmon, Kitty, The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography, Princeton Architectural Press, 2009 illus.
Genocchio, Benjamin “The Newark Museum at 100 Years Old,” The New York Times, April 5, 2009

2007                 
Oweis, Fayeq, Encyclopedia of Arab American Artists, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007, illus.
Genocchio, Benjamin “Material Things, Catalogued,” The New York Times, Jan. 28, 2007

2006                 
Lindenbaum, Joanna “Personal Geographies” Exhibition Catalogue, Nov. 2006
Genocchio, Benjamin “Knots, In Practice and Theory,” The New York Times, March 19, 2006, sec NJ p.18
Wei, Lilly “On Locations,” Aljira Emerge 6 Exhibition Catalogue, January 2006

2005                 
D’Aurizio, Elaine “Eye of the Beholder,” The Record, March 20, 2005, sec L, pg 1-2, illus.
Venn, Beth “Place of Mind,” Montclair Art Museum Exhibition Catalogue, 2005
Genocchio, Benjamin “The Oil Stain is Not Part of the ExhibitThe New York Times, March 6, 2005, sec NJ, illus.
Zamudio, Raul “The Crystal Land Revisited,” Transcultural NJ: Diverse Artists Shaping Culture and Communities, Rutgers University Press, 2004 pp.94-100, illus.

2004                 
Genocchio, Benjamin “Images on a Transcultural Highway,” The New York Times, December 12, 2004, sec NJ p.16
Bischoff, Dan “Crystal Clear Art from Jersey’s Hyphenated Americans” Sunday Star-Ledger, November 7, 2004
Genocchio, Benjamin “Through a Global Prism,” The New York Times, April 24, 2004, sec NJ p.9

2003                  
Berwick, Carly “How One Artist Filled the ‘Holes’ Known as New Jersey,” The New York Times, April 27, 2003, sec NJ p.9
Zimmer, William “The Happy Marriage of Words and PicturesThe New York Times, February 9, 2003, sec. NJ p. 11, illus.
Bischoff, Dan “Her Words Decorate Time and Place” Sunday Star-Ledger, January 19, 2003, sec. 4 p. 6, illus.
Díaz, Junot “New Jersey, Mi Amor,” Jan. 2002, Monuments of Her Last Year
Aranda, Rocío “Homelands”, Jan. 2002, Monuments of Her Last Year

2002                 
Yogaratnam, Dilani “A Present Visiting the Past “, Mirror-Spectator, September 28, 2002, p. 11, illus.
Khatoon, Aziza  “Art Serves …” Via Dolorosa, July 2002, p.5, illus.
Wilford, Jeff  “Art & Politics” The Journal Times, March 7, 2002 p. B1,4, illus.
Feliciano, Kristina “Battery Charged” New York Post, January 27, 2002 p. 50, illus.

2001                 
Turner, Elisa  “As Reality Art…” The Miami Herald, Oct 6, 2001

2000     
Bischoff, Dan “Those Who Can…” Star-Ledger, June 24, 2001 p.1

1994  
Pandiscio, Richard “Ones to Watch”, Interview, January 1994, p.44, illus.

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Newark Museum
US Department of State - Art in Embassies
Johnson & Johnson Corporation
The Jersey City Museum
Zimmerli Art Museum
Hunterdon Museum of Art
Noyes Museum of Art
Montclair Art Museum
Newark Public Library
New Jersey State Museum
Morris Museum
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Hudson County Community College                
The Ritz Carlton, Battery Park