Greisman, Elizabeth

Artist Bio:

Elizabeth Greisman is an international visual artist, curator and educator based in Toronto, Canada.

She earned an BFA in Visual Arts with Honours from York University, BA in Education from York University, Diploma in Dance Education from the Laban School of Dance (Trinity Laban Conservatoire) in London, Diploma in Landscape Design with an emphasis in Horticulture from Ryerson University with additional post-graduate course work in interdisciplinary visual art at Central St. Martins in London. 

She has developed collaborations with dancers, poets, musicians, actors, physicians and cooks and is the Founding Director of the Artist Cooperative of Canada and the Nascent Art Science Collective.

Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Canadian Embassies in Dublin, Ireland and Buenos Aires, Argentina, and in Toronto, Canada at Gallery 50, Tanenbaum Centre for the Arts, Tapestry Opera, and RE-Max Unique Windows Project.

Selected group exhibitions include shows at La Maison Verte du Jardin Botanique (Marnay-sur-Seine, France), Propeller Gallery (Toronto, Canada), Spadina Museum (Toronto, Canada), BROTA House (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Parkdale Biennial Gallery (Toronto, Canada), Rhizome Collective at Plymouth University (Plymouth, UK), and the University of Buffalo (Buffalo, NY).

Contact Information:

elizabethgreisman@yahoo.ca
http://www.elizabethgreisman.wordpress.com
@elizabethgreisman
Nascent Art Science

EDUCATION

BFA in Visual Arts with Honours, York University, Toronto, Canada
BA in Education (Primary, Junior & Intermediate Education), York University, Toronto, Canada, O.C.T.
Specialist, Special Education, York University, Toronto, Canada.
Diploma, Dance in Education, Laban School of Dance (Trinity Laban Conservatoire), London, England.
Diploma, Landscape Design (horticulture focus), Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Post-graduate visual arts coursework, Central Saint Martins, London, England

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

Brota Artist Residency, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2019)
The Banff Centre, Banff, AB, Canada (2001, 2005, 2006, 2014)
The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ireland (2008, 2009, 2010, 2018)
CAMAC Marnay Art Centre, Marnay-sur-Seine (2014, 2015)
La Maison Verte du Jardin Botanique, Marnay-sur-Seine, France (2016, 2017, 2019)
Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia, Venice, Italy (2014)
Gibraltar Point Artscape Artist Residency, Toronto Island, Canada (2016, 2018)
Centre Culturelle Irlandais, Paris, France (2011 – 2013, guest 2014- 2019) 
Guest Artist in Emergence Project, The Banff Centre,  with the Institute Francaise, France, Media and Film
The Vermont Studio Centre, Guest of the Burklyn Ballet, USA, 2003, 2007, 2012

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
 
Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019-2020
RE-Max Unique Windows Program, Toronto, Canada
Tapestry Opera, Toronto, Canada

2018 – ongoing
Temple Bar Medical Centre, Dublin, Ireland

2017
La Maison Verte du Jardin Botanique, Visual Arts and Culinary Arts Vernissage Exhibition, Marnay-sur- Seine, France
Tanenbaum Centre for the Arts, Tapestry Opera’s Oxana G performance, Toronto, Canada

2016
La Maison Verte du Jardin Botanique, Visual Arts and Culinary Arts Vernissage Exhibition, Marnay-sur- Seine, Franc

2015
La Maison Verte du Jardin Botanique, Visual Arts and Culinary Arts Vernissage Exhibition, Marnay-sur- Seine, France

2014
Gallery 50, Toronto, Canada

2009
The Canadian Embassy, “Resonances at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre”, Dublin, Ireland
Group Exhibitions + Curation of Interdisciplinary and Visual Arts Shows (selected)

2020 
International Online Exhibition by Paraguay Curator Rosanna Lopez Vera and The BROTA Artist Residency Programme, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Paraguay
“After The Fact Is Emotion”, Propeller Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Exhibition For International Women’s Day at BROTA House, Buenos Aires, Argentina in partnership with the Canadian Embassy

2019
BROTA House, Buenos Aires, Argentina, group exhibition in partnership with the Canadian Embassy in Argentina
Spadina Museum, “Nuit Blanche”, Twenty First Century Craft, Toronto, Canada
Parkdale Biennial, Gallery 1313, Toronto, Canada
Rhizome Collective exhibition, Plymouth University, Plymouth U.K. 
“Faerie Circles”, Gallery 1313, Toronto, Canada
“Jewish Geography Show”, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.

2018
WOMAN show, Nuit Blanche at Spadina Museum, Toronto, Canada

2017
Collaborative Garden installation with Wendy Lewis and Milly West, Vernissage at Le Jardin Botanique, Marnay-sur-Seine, France

2016
The Protean Self” The Nascent Art Science Collective, The Museum of Healthcare, Kingston, Canada.
Collaborative Garden installation with Wendy Lewis and Milly West, Vernissage at Le Jardin Botanique, Marnay-sur-Seine, France

2015
Amitim Art Show, Jewish Community Centre ( JCC) International, Eilat, Israel
Coordinated Toronto Visual Art Submission to the show, JCC, Greater Toronto, JCC, London , England, JCC Eilot , Israel
Collaborative Garden installation with Wendy Lewis and Milly West, Vernissage at Le Jardin Botanique, Marnay-sur-Seine, France
 
2008 , 2009 ,2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Producer-Director-Curator, Nuit Blanche/Toronto with the Artist Cooperative of Canada and guest artists at Spadina Museum, Toronto, Canada.

ARTS ADMINISTRATION and EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

2014 – Present    Co-Director, The Nascent Art Science Collective
2013-2018            JCC’s of Greater Toronto, Prosserman JCC and The Schwartz Reisman Centre, Cultural Arts and Visual Arts Coordinator,
1979- 2021           Teacher at Independent Schools, Toronto, Canada, JK to Grade 8, Visual Arts, All subjects

My recent exhibition focused on work created during the pandemic was written about in the Toronto Star. “After the Fact is Emotion” @ The Propeller Art Gallery

https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/visualarts/2020/08/22/this-painting-captures-the-isolation-of-covid-19-but-it-was-created-in-the-midst-of-a-collective.html

Represented by:
Propeller Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Gallery 1313, Toronto, Canada
Studio 150, The Wychwood Barns, Toronto, Canada
Artist for Executive Furniture Rentals, Art Rental Programme, Toronto, Canada
Represented by Rupert Young

Volunteer Work:
2019 onwards, Fine Arts Chair person, Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto , Canada.

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