Elyce Abrams


Contact Information

elyceabrams@gmail.com

http://www.elyceabrams.com/

Studio: 1627 N. 2nd St, Philadelphia

Please contact artist or gallery for purchases, commissions, etc.


Gallery Representation

Blank Space Gallery, NYC 2010-present

Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2005 - 2012

Gallery Imperato, Baltimore, MD, 2006 - 2008


Paintings

Archived Works

 

Artist's Biography

Elyce Abrams is a painter based in Philadelphia. Her work, that stems from moments that occur in her everyday, at home as well as events in the world at large, explores the relationship between abundant joy and deep concern that often shapes our lives. By analyzing these forces in her work, she is able to further process and understand their value, often finding new meaning in color, composition, and movement. Abrams received her MFA in 2004 from the University of the Arts and her BFA from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Recent work has been included in solo and group shows: We're All Here, Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal C; Spectral Materiality, Blank Space Gallery, NYC; Lost In The Funhouse, Spring Break Art Fair, NYC; Encore, NoBA Artspace, Bala Cynwyd, PA; Something New Everyday, NoBA Projectspace, Bala Cynwyd, PA; Double Take, CFEVA, Philadelphia, PA; CONTEXT Art Fair during Art Basel, with Blank Space Gallery, Miami, FL; Long Distance, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Her work is included in public and private collections throughout the US and abroad.

Artist's Statement

These paintings stem from moments that occur in my everyday life. They come from a personal place, these daily moments, as well as a response to the political climate today. At home, watching my six year old grow, learn and continuously evolve is often joyful and sometimes challenging. Unfortunately, right now there is also the addition of profound anxiety about the state of our country that permeates these moments. Through my paintings, I interpret this relationship between abundant joy and deep concern that shapes my day. By analyzing these forces in my work, I am able to further explore their meaning and understand their value.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo and Two-Person

2019
We're All Here, Philadelphia Airport, Terminal C

2018
Art in Rotation, Curtis Building, Philadelphia, PA

2017
Something New Everyday, NoBA Projectspace, Bala Cynwyd, PA

2013
Two-person Exhibition, Blank Space Gallery, Chelsea, NY

2010
Duo Exhibition, Blank Space Gallery, Chelsea, NY

2009
Long Distance, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Elyce Abrams - Paintings, Wexner Jewish Student Center, Ohio University, Athens, OH

2007
Glow, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006
Shaping Forms, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2004
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Crane Building, Philadelphia, PA

1999
New Work, Abington Friends School, Abington, PA

Group

2019
Spectral Materiality, three-person exhibit at Blank Space Gallery, NYC

Encore, four-person exhibit, NoBA Projectspace, Bala Cynwyd, PA

Lost in the Funhouse, InLiquid at Spring Break Art Fair, New York, NY

Catalyst, The Yard, curated by InLiquid, Philadelphia, PA

2018
Double Take, curated by Monica Ramirez-Montagu, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

Group Exhibit, Curtis Building, Philadelphia, PA

Vitality, Group exhibit at RH Gallery, Hockessin, DE

Group Exhibit, Sonesta Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, curated by The Center for Emerging Visual Artists

2017
Group Exhibit, Chamber of Commerce, Philadelphia, PA, curated by The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, November 2017 – November 2019

Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2017, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA. Award in Painting.

2016
The Miniature Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

2015
The Narrative Panorama, Blank Space Gallery, New York, NY

2014
Annual Juried Exhibit, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

CONTEXT Art Fair during Art Basel, with Blank Space Gallery, Miami, FL

3rd Annual Alumni Exhibit, Kugel Collaborative Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Summer Group Exhibit, Blank Space Gallery, Chelsea, NY

2012
Constructs: Rowan University Studio Faculty Exhibit, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

2011
Making IT: Alumni Works '01-'11, University of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Palm Beach Art Fair with Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

2010
Blank Space Pop-Up Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Sixth Annual Small Works Show, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Between the Studio and Facebook, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

June Benefit Exhibit, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Back on My Feet, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Unzipped, Crane Building, Philadelphia, PA

Rowan University Faculty Exhibit, High Street Gallery, Glassboro, NJ

Summer Group Show, Gallery Imperato, Baltimore, MD

(In)finite Place: Elyce Abrams, Paul Oberst, Rebecca Rutstein, Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Philadelphia, PA

Art Night, Tierny Communications, Philadelphia, PA

Heartworks, Crane Building, Philadelphia, PA

Red Dot Art Fair, New York, NY

2007
Black and White, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Across and Between, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2006
Annual Juried Show, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

8th Annual Young Painters Competition for the William and Dorothy Yeck Award, Miami University, Oxford, OH

The Red Show, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Color My World, Bridgette Mayer New Hope, New Hope, PA

Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2006, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

Gallery Night, Tierney Communications, Philadelphia, PA

2005
Sum of All Parts, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2005, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

SUMFA 10: Celebrating the First Ten Years, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Bridgette Mayer Gallery Group Show, Tierney Communications, Philadelphia, PA

2004
Visible Spectrum, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Abrams², Minima Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2003
Works in Progress, Arronson Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Repetition: Day After Day, InLiquid at Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

Liquid/Vox, Philadelphia, PA

2002
Being City, Gallery Walk, Witaker Center of Art and Science, Harrisburg, PA

No Context, Inliquid and Minima Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Works in Progress, Arronson Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2001
Juried Exhibit and Auction, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

Contemporary Philosophies, InLiquid at Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Five Women Artists, Inliquid, Philadelphia, PA

Artist's Bibliography

"Selling on Instagram," Vasari 21, February 2018
Featured in article

"Instagram for Artists," Vasari 21, January 2017
Featured in article

Interview, FreshPaintMagazine, August 2015

“One To Watch” feature, March 2016, saatchiart.com

Brophy Marcus, Mary, “Artists Draw on Facebook to Connect, or Sell Their Work,” USA Today, March 17, 2011

McFadden, Kathryn, “Review of Long Distance by Kathryn McFadden,” Inferno Newspaper

Zarro, Jennifer, “(In)finite Place,” Art Matters, July 1, 2007

White, Janine, “Light our Fire,” Philadelphia Home Magazine, Winter 2008

Strauss, R.B, "First Friday Spotlight- Glow," aroundphilly.com, September 2007

Rosof, Libby, "Abington's Annual Holds Some Surprises," fallonandrosof.blogspot.com, January 21, 2007

Newhall, Edith, “In the Abstract,” Philadelphia Inquirer, February 10, 2006

Strauss, R.B., “First Friday Spotlight,” aroundphilly.com, February 2006

Strauss, R. B., “February’s First Friday,” The Weekly Press, February 1, 2006

Rice, Robin, “Spring Arts Preview: Elyce Abrams – Shaping Forms, new paintings,” City Paper, January 19 – January 26, 2006

Fallon, Roberta, “New Mayer in Town,” Philadelphia Weekly, December 28, 2005

Newhall, Edith, “A New Approach,” Philadelphia Inquirer, December 2005

Strauss, R.B., “Mayer and Highwire Galleries,” aroundphilly.com, January 7, 2005

Strauss, R.B.,” A First Friday,” The Weekly Press, January 5, 2005

Professional Experience

2009 - 2014
Adjunct for painting and drawing, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

2000 - 2005
Art teacher K – 6, MaST Community Charter School, Philadelphia, PA

Awards and Honors

2018
Inliquid/Dick Blick Mircogrant to help fund solo exhibit at the Philadelphia International Airport in 2019

2017
Inliquid/Dick Blick Mircogrant to help fund solo exhibit, Something New Every Day at NoBA Projectspace, Bala Cynwyd, PA

Painting Award, Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2017, State Museum of PA, Harrisburg, PA

2005
Artist’s Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2001 - 2004
MFA Merit Scholarship, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Residencies

2005
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Collections

Capital One, Wilmington, DE
Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA
Park Towne Place, Philadelphia, PA
Keystone Property Group, Conshohocken, PA
Park Towne Place, Philadelphia, PA
The Fox School of Business at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Glenmede, New York, NY
Fandango, Los Angeles, CA
Sullivan Curtis Monroe, Irvine, CA
Watson Land Company, Carson, CA
Various Private Collections

Publications

FreshPaintMagazine, Issue 8, July 2015

Alter Hall Art Collection at the Fox School of Business, Temple University, catalogue, 2010

The William and Mary Review, Volume 44, May 2006

“SUMFA 10: Celebrating the First Ten Years”, The University of the Arts, June 2005, Exhibition catalogue

Delaware Center For the Contemporary Arts, Exhibition Catalogue, Oct. 2001

Education

2004
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
MFA, Painting

1999
Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Art Education PA Teaching Certification

1996
Tufts University, Medford, MA
BA, Social Psychology

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
BFA with concentration in Painting

1994
Syracuse University School of Foreign Study, Florence Italy
Studio Arts Program