Magnolia in Bloom, 2021, oil on wood panel, 14 x 11 inches
Riverview, 2022, Oil on wood panel, 30 x 22
Interior, Dreams and Reflections, 2022, oil on wood panel 24 x 20 inches
Riverview, Terrace and Garden, 2022, oil on wood panel, 20 x 16
My recent paintings continue to focus on the interior, detailing the qualities of light as they exist in my home now, but also as they live in my memory. For the former, the time of day and the season are both a central inspiration: my bedroom window at noon in December is entirely different from that same portal as dusk in July. For the latter, I use color to heighten and enhance a dreamlike sense of space, and the feeling of being unmoored from conventional reality.
– Elisa Jensen
Elisa Jensen lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has received awards for her work from the New York Foundation for the Arts, The National Academy Museum, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, The Irish Echo and The Revson Foundation.
A selected list of her solo and two person shows includes Pamela Salisbury Gallery, Hudson, NY, David & Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, John Davis Gallery,Hudson, NY, The Painting Center, NYC; Kimmel Gallery, NYU, The New York Studio School Gallery, NY; Icehouse Gallery, Long Island; Perimeter Gallery, Maine; Royal Danish Consulate General, NYC; Morsø Kunstforening, Denmark.
Her work has been reviewed and featured in Two Coats of Paint, Whitehot Magazine, Artinterviewsny.com, Hyperallergic, Artcritical.com, Artefuse.com, Tilted-arc.com, The New York Sun, New York Daily News, and The New York Times.
Elisa graduated from Smith College and the New York Studio School. She currently teaches at the New York Studio School and Pratt Institute. Please see www.elisajensen.com for more information.