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Through perceiving and then manipulating found objects, Lendvay exposes the internal dynamics of a given space or moment. She seeks to illuminate movement and push the boundaries of corporeal motion until the space between convergence and collapse is nearly indistinguishable. Lendvay received her BFA from The University of Texas at Austin and her MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College. Her work has been exhibited internationally and she has received many awards and honors, including the Vermont Studio Fellowship and the Santa Fe Art Institute Fellowship.

Solo Exhibitions

2013 Moon of the Moon, project space, Giampietro Gallery, New Haven. CT
2012 Elisa Lendvay: Small Sculptures, Jason McCoy Gallery, NYChh
2009 Force of Things, V&A, NYC
2007 Fabled Agents, Moti Hasson Gallery, NYC
2003 Accretions, Lago Vista Gallery, Richland College, Dallas, TX
2002 To Flow, Ice House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
Group Exhibitions

2014 About a Mountain, curated by Holly Jarrett, Asya Geisberg Gallery, NYC
Domesticity, Jason McCoy Gallery, NYC
Your Spirit Don’t Leave Knowing, Bantom Switch Factory, Bantom, CT
Alone Together, Elisa Lendvay and Adrian Ting, Orgy Park, Buskwick, NY
The Last Brucennial, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, NYC
Genesis Forward Battery, HKJB, Ridgewood, NY
2013 In Denial, Black Bile, Curated by Nicole O’Rourke, HD Projects, NYC
Parlor Antics, Brooklyn, NY
The Order of Things, curated by Jamillah James, NurtureArt, Brooklyn, NY
2012 External Original, Clifford Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Montclair University Art & Design Faculty Exhibition, George Segal Gallery,
Montclair University, NJ
This is How my Brain Works, Radiator Gallery, LIC, NY
Paper Band, Jason McCoy Gallery, NYC
Cheat Chains and Telephone, Kansas, NYC
Ab/Ob/Ob, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Waivers, curated by EJ Hauser and Rob Nadeau, Brooklyn, NY
Wide Field, Ridgewood, Queens, NY
2011 Have You Seen This Guy’s Work?, Softspot/University of Massachusetts
Amherst Museum of Art
Taking Shape, Standpipe Gallery, NYC
Temporary Antumbra Zone, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery,
Brooklyn, NY
Black Sunday, curated by Saira McLaren, Art Book Club, St. Cecilia Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Iced, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY
small.black.show. Small Black Door, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Painting Comes Alive! Curated by Erik den Breejen, Artjail, NYC
Uncrumpling This Much Crumpled Thing, The Exhibition Agency, Chicago, IL
Born to Die, Curated by Jay Henderson, Secondhome Projects/Temp IX, Berlin
World’s Greatest, Daily Operation, NYC
Half-Invisible, POI, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Yard Art, The Dirty Dirty, Brooklyn, NYC
No Plans for Today, Fun Times Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Folksmusic, Daily Operation, NYC
Friends in High Places, Christopher Henry Gallery, NYC
Verge Art Fair, ANTIDOTE Gallery, curated by Christopher Schade, NYC
2009 Crotalus Atrox (or fat over lean), Curated by Liam Everett,
Mike Rollins Fine Arts, NYC
I Wanna Be Somewhere, Curated by Jon Lutz, Daily Operation, NYC
Time Bandits II, POI, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
2008 Tensegrity, Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
122@122, PS122 Gallery, NYC
Time Bandits I, POI, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
2007 Secret Clubhouse, Flux Factory, LIC, NY
2006 You Are Not Here, V&A, NYC
New American Talent, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX
VA4398UV, Curated by Virginia Overton, Powerhouse Lawn, Memphis, TN
2005 Holiday Pageant, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
Breaking and Entering, Four Artists, Tyler Estate, NYC
Paper Tigers--Exquisite Corpse, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
Bard MFA Thesis Exhibition, UBS, Redhook, NY
The Bushwick Sketchbook Biennial, presented by Tanabe Tanaka,
Brooklyn, NY
2004 Win Back Respect, OK Harris Gallery, NYC
2003 Sunny Side Up, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
2002 Sleeve, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX
Home Sweet Home, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
2001 Feisty, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX
W, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX
Art 2001, Selected by Nancy Whitenack, Rockwall Alliance
for the Arts, Rockwall, TX
2000 Drippings, Casa de Cameron, Fajardo, Puerto Rico
1999 Art in the Metroplex, Templeton Art Center, Fort Worth, TX
1998 Form+Image, Works By Four New Artists, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX
a Posteriori, charlieuniformtango, Dallas, TX
Heavy, The Wong Spot, San Antonio, TX
Expo ’98, Selected by Ted Pilsbury, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX
1997 Mostra D’Arte, Santa Chiara, Castiligion Fiorintino, Italy
1995 Women’s Work, Bennington College, Bennington, VT
Selected Awards

2011 Albee Fellow
2011 NYFA Artist’s Fellowship Finalist, Sculpture
2009 Santa Fe Art Institute Fellowship
2008 Lower Manhattan Cultural Center Swing Space Residency
2004-2006 Bard Fellowship Grant
2003 The Vermont Studio Center Fellowship
1999 Dallas Museum of Art Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund
1997 Studio Research Award in Sculpture, University of Texas at Austin
1997 Studio Research Award in Painting and Drawing, University of Texas at Austin
1993 Dallas Museum of Art DeGolyer Fund
1992 Marie Walsh Art Foundation Summer Scholarship, Colorado Springs, CO
Press/Publications

New Works by Melissa Brown and Elisa Lendvay at Fred Giampietro Gallery.
Artscope, New England’s Arts and Culture Magazine. November 21, 2013
(http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs191/1101530073189/archive/1115711925307.html)
Daniel Wiener: Elisa Lendvay Small Sculpture, Art Seen.
(http://www.brooklynrail.org/2013/02/artseen/elisa-lendvay-small-sculpture)
6 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before January 7th.
Gallerist NY, The New York Observer. January 4, 2013
(http://galleristny.com/2013/01/6-things-to-do-in-new-yorks-art-world-before-january-7/)
William Eckhardt Kohler. Elisa Lendvay: How the Eye Speaks. Huffington Post. October 25, 2012
(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/william-eckhardt-kohler/elisa-lendvay_b_1953160.html)
Paddy Johnson. There’s no Place like Kansas. The L Magazine. February 1, 2012
(http://www.thelmagazine.com/newyork/theres-no-place-like-kansas/Content?oid=2207301)
Painter’s Bread, Visual Sustenance, Elisa Lendvay: Painting, Sculpture, and No Boundaries.
November 12, 2011
(http://www.paintersbread.com/2011/11/elisa-lendvay-painting-sculpture-and-no.html)
Gorky’s Granddaughter, November 2011
(http://www.gorkysgranddaughter.com/2011/12/elisa-lendvay-nov-2011.html)
Julia V. Hendrickson. Review Uncrumpling This Much Crumpled Thing/The Exhibition Agency.
New City Art. August 30, 2010
(http://art.newcity.com/2010/08/30/review-uncrumpling-this-much-crumpled-thingthe-exhibition-agency/)
Nora Griffin. Tensegrity. artcritical.com. August 2008.
(http://www.artcritical.com/griffin/NGTensegrity.htm)
James Kalm. Tensegrity. Wagmag. July 1, 2008. (http://wagmag.org/reviews.php)
James Wagner. Elisa Lendvay at Moti Hasson. JamesWagner.com. April 13, 2007.
(http://jameswagner.com/mt_archives/006194.html)
Amanda Douberly. From Stuff. Austin Chronicle. July 14, 2006.
Jean Claire Van Ryzin. Diverse Show of ‘New American Talent’. Austin American-Statesman.
June 29,2006. pg.16
Sunny Side Up, Exhibition Catalogue, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX 2003
Tom Sime. Flow Art. Dallas Morning News. October 16, 2002
Mike Daniel. ‘Feisty” At 500X. Dallas Morning News. September 21, 2001
Silo Publication, Bennington College, Bennington VT 1993, 1994
Student Portfolio, Art in Focus. NY: Glencoe, 1994, pg.335
Teaching/ Academic Presentation

2011-14 Adjunct Professor, Art and Design, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
2011 Studio visit, University of Minnesota Graduate Studies NYC Program
2010 Visiting Artist, Form Study, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
2010 Noguchi Museum, NYC, Visiting Artist, Family Literacy Program
2008 Studio visit, Studio LIC, NY, Painting/Drawing, California College of the Arts

About Elisa Lendvay

The work of Elisa Lendvay starts on the way to the studio, where she accumulates the objects that make up her sculptures. She transforms these found objects with paint or by combining them with materials like plaster, papier-mâché, and wire, creating microcosmic works that look as though they were washed up on a beach or bleached by the sun. Her work explores the relationship between painting and sculpture, and much of it walks the line between the two mediums, whether through the use of paint to emphasize line and form in the style of Jean Dubuffet, or in three-dimensional paintings with layers of built-up details that protrude from the wall. “I’m interested in rendering movement and a sort of energy in different ways of working and thinking with the hands,” Lendvay has said of her multifaceted practice.

American, b. 1975, Dallas, Texas

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Power Boothe, with works by Elisa Lendvay, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery, New Haven