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Elise Schweitzer
Roanoke, Virginia

Hollins University, Assistant Professor of Art

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This painting is my first attempt at a pure landscape painting, where the dynamics of the landscape are more than a stage setting for figurative drama. It is also my first attempt at a landscape that was not a premier coup, not a one-shot adventure. Painted over the course of six or seven long afternoons, it was a very different kind of challenge.

In one-shot landscape paintings, air and light are the primary concerns. In this longer painting, the firm topographical reality of the Tiber River Valley became unavoidable. The color of light would change, but the grade of the hillsides, the rhythm of fields and river would remain the same. It was an exercise in revealing and recording the absolute solidity of form through the constantly variable effects of atmosphere and color.





born: 1982, St. Louis, Missouri



Indiana University Bloomington, MFA, 2009

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine arts, Certificate, 2006

University of Pennsylvania, BFA, 2006


selected awards/honors

Manifest Gallery ONE Prize, Semi-Finalist, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2013

Prizm Award, Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2012

Vermont Studio Center Residency and Artists Grant, 2011

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Montreal, Canada, 2010 and 2007


selected publications

Manifest Gallery's 3rd International Painting Annual, Exhibition in Print,  Cincinnati, Ohio, 2012

Dan Grossman, "Review: Elise Schweitzer at Gallery 924" NUVO, Nov 7, 2012

Manifest Gallery's 7th International Drawing Annual, Exhibition in Print,  Cincinnati, Ohio

Manifest Gallery's 1st International Painting Annual, Exhibition in Print,  Cincinnati, Ohio


selected solo or two-person exhibits

Berea College: Crisis and Compassion, Doris Ullman Gallery, Berea, Kentucky, 2013

Centaurs and Skydivers, Roanoke Art Works, Roanoke, Virginia, 2013

Centaurs and Belly Dancers, Gallery 924, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2012


selected group shows

HIGH (realism's realism), Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2013

Honoring the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Artists' House Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2012



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