Artists-in-Residence (AIR) Program Fall / Winter 2020 Elana Herzog

Joan Mitchell Center Artist-in-Residence

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Elana Herzog

New York, NY
September 8 - October 2

Elana Herzog is an artist based in New York City. She has had solo and two person exhibitions at the Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates; The Boiler (Pierogi), Brooklyn; Western Exhibitions, Chicago; The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, CT; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn; Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO. Her work has been included in numerous group shows nationally and internationally. Herzog has received a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, Foundation for Contemporary Art Grant, Anonymous Was A Woman Award, Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, NYFA Fellowships, Lillian Elliot Award, Lambent Fund Fellowship, and Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant. She has been awarded residencies, including at Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, LMCC Workspace, Dieu Donne Paper Mill, Wave Hill, CEC Artslink (St Petersburg, Russia), and Søndre Green Farm (Noresund, Norway), among others.

“I use material culture to consider aspects of ephemerality, entropy, pleasure, and pain. My current focus is on the global migrations of culture and technology as seen through the lens of textile. When I travel, I research the ways that people and materials relocate, transforming domestic and institutional environments over time.”

  • Sampler #1, 2017, textile purchased new in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (origin unknown), metal straight pins, 16.5 x 13.75 inches

  • Sampler #16, 2018, cotton printed textile purchased and manufactured in St. Petersburg, Russia, metal straight pins, 33.5 x 17.5 inches

  • Poltergeist, 2019, textile, (sourced at Wave Hill) metal staples, straight pins, clear silicone, drywall partition, dimensions variable

  • Valence, 2014, wood, drywall, paint, textile, metal staples, steel shelving posts, hardware, 240 x 360 x 48 inches

All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.