b:    1966, Jersey City, New Jersey

EDUCATION

1995      Bachelor of Science        Painting                                  Portland State University

2001      Residency                        Vermont Studio Center         Johnson, Vermont

AWARDS

2015    The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY

2013    Regional Arts & Culture Council Professional Development Grant, Portland, OR

2012    Honorable Mention, Cascade Aids Project Art for Life Auction, Portland, OR

2010    Oregon Arts Commission, Career Opportunity Grant

2008   Best in Show, Pacific Northwest Art Annual, Oregon Cultural Trust

2008   Oregon Arts Commission, Percent for Art Project, Portland State University Smith Center

2006   University Honda Award, Art About Agriculture

2004   Sue Lynn Thomas Juror’s Honor Award, Art About Agriculture, Oregon State University

2001    Vermont Studio Center Residency

2001    Regional Arts & Culture Council Technical Assistance Grant

1998    Press Award, Art About Agriculture, Oregon State University

1996    Purchase Award, Art About Agriculture, Oregon State University

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017    Unearthed, A Solo Exhibition of Encaustic Collagrpah Prints & Plates, Atelier 6000, Bend, OR

2016    Genesis, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

2015    What Remains, Frederick Holmes & Co., Seattle, WA

2014    Uncharted Territories, Butters Gallery, Portland OR

2013    Opposing Cartographies, Chase Young Gallery, Boston, MA

2012    Event Horizons, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

2011     Quantum + Creative Connections, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

2011     Quantum Singularities, Chase Young Gallery, Boston, MA

2011     A Decade in Painting, Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA

2010    New Work, Hallway Gallery, Bellevue, WA

2010    Solar Flare, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

2010    50 Gestures, Aberson Exhibits, Tulsa, OK

2009   Celestial Cartographies, Chase Gallery, Boston, MA

2008   New Paintings, Hallway Gallery, Bellevue, WA

2008   Particle Maps, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

2007   New Paintings, Chase Gallery, Boston, MA

2006   Loss and Flow, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

2003   Crop Circles, The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR

2001    Residual Narratives, The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR

1999    Remote References, Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR

1998    Works on Paper, Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR

1997    Degenerate Era, Quartersaw Gallery, Portland, OR

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017   The McNay Print Fair, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX

2017    Los Angeles Fine Print Fair, Warnock Fine Arts, International Fine Print Dealers Association, Los Angeles, CA

2017    Portland Fine Print Fair, Warnock Fine Arts, Portland Art Musuem, Portland, OR 

2016    Winter Group Show, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

2016    Three Women in Abstract, Frederick Holmes & Co., Seattle, WA

2016    Introductions, Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Houston, TX

2016    Print, Butters Gallery, Portland OR

2015    Fresh from the PNW, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

2015    Art About Agriculture, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

2014    Swept Away, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ

2014    Artistic License, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

2014    Wicked, Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham, MA

2013    Debut Group Show, Frederick Holmes & Co., Seattle, WA

2013    Silver, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

2013    Swept Away, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Denis, MA

2013    Conference Instructors Exhibition, The Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2013    Terrain, Portland International Airport, Terminal B, Portland, OR

2013    Waxing Poetic: Five Oregon Encaustic Painters, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

2012    Cross-Section Invitational, Six High Achieving PSU Alumni – MK Gallery, Portland, OR

2012    Terrain, Spoke Gallery, Medicine Wheel Productions, Boston, MA

2012    Conference Instructors, The School House Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2012    Wax: Medium Meets Message, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL

2010     22, Butters Anniversary Group Show, Portland, OR

2009    Summer Group Show, Chase Gallery, Boston, MA

2008    Red Dot Fair, New York, NY and Miami Beach, FL

2007    Red Dot Fair, Miami Beach, FL

2007    Affordable Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY

2007    Red Dot Fair, Park South Hotel, New York, NY

2007    Winter Group Show, Chase Gallery, Boston, MA

2006    Affordable Art Fair, Metropolitan Center, New York, NY

COLLECTIONS

Saks Fifth Avenue National Collection

LPL Financial Services

Kodiak Venture Partners

Bullivant, Houser, Bailey PC

University of Oregon Collection

Regional Arts and Culture Council Portables Collection

City Center Parking

Oregon State University Collection

Ater Wynne LLP

Portland State University Collection

Boly Welch

REVIEWS + PUBLICATIONS

2016    Encaustic Art of the 21st Century, Ann Lee & E. Ashley Rooney...Schiffer Publishing

2015    The Spaces Between, Elise Wagner, ...

2014    Swept Away, Exhibition Catalog, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ

2013    Swept Away, Exhibition Catalog, Essay - Joanne Mattera, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

2013     Authentic Visual Voices: Contemporary Paper and Encaustic, Catherine Nash, Tucson, AZ

2013    The Painted Surface, Jean Pedersen, Northlight, Blue Ash, OH

2013    100 Artists of the Pacific Northwest, Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA

2011     A Decade in Painting, Exhibition Catalog, Essay - Ron Bernier PhD, Wilkes University

2010    Art Ltd. Review, Richard Speer, Los Angeles, CA

2010    Encaustic Art: Creating Fine Art With Wax, Lissa Rankin, Random House, New York, NY

2009   Art in America Full-Page Advertisement, June-July Issue, New York, NY

2009   Portraits of Portland Magazine Feature, Portland, OR

2008   American Art Collector, Alcove Books, Berkeley, CA

2008   Open Studios Press, Studio Visit Magazine, Boston, MA

2008   Embracing Encaustic, Womack, Linda, Hive Publishing, Portland, OR

2008   Cosmic Creativity, Libby, Brian, The Oregonian, Portland, OR

2008   Particle Maps, Walker, Stephanie, Exhibition Catalogue, Blurb Publishing

2007    Flying Below the Radar, Speer, Richard, , Willamette Week, Portland, OR

2006    This Bountiful Place,  Art About Agriculture: The Permanent Collection, OHS Press

2005    Artist Finds Kindred Spirits and Inspiration in North Portland, Anderson, Jennifer, Portland Tribune

2005    Speer, Richard, Willamette Week, Portland, OR

2003    Encaustic Comments, Smart, Paul, , Ulster Publishing Almanac, November

2003    Lucid Dreaming/Slow food for the Eyes, Wilton, Beth Elaine, Chronogram, Poughkeepsie, NY

2003    Marist Exhibit Validates Encaustic Process, Cassai, Mary, Daily Freeman, New Paltz, NY

2003    Creating Cosmic Images of Post 9/11 Hope, Row, D.K., The Oregonian

2001    Elise Wagner at Laura Russo Gallery, Boas, Pat, Artweek, July/August

2001    Alum Notes, Rumler, John, , PSU Magazine, Spring

2001    Portland Tour, Portland Tribune, May

2001    Mel Katz and Elise Wagner at Laura Russo Gallery, Hicks, Bob, The Oregonian, April

1999    Art Trek: The Next Generation, Row, D.K., The Oregonian

1998    The Degenerate Era, Gragg, Randy, The Oregonian

1998    333 Artist’s Future Hope Award, Gragg, Randy, The Oregonian

1998    All in the Name of Progress, Row, D.K., The Oregonian

1997    Life on Easel Street, Gragg, Randy, 333 October Show, The Oregonian 

TEACHING

2017    David A. Clark Studio, Palm Springs, CA 

2015    Women's Studio Workshop, Rosedale, NY

2015    R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston, NY

2015    Metchosin International Summer School for the Arts, Vancouver Island, BC

2015    The Encaustic Center, Dallas, TX

2015    Burning Bones Press, Houston, TX

2014    The Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Branchburg, NJ

2014    R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston, NY

2014    Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT

2013    Truro Center for the Art at Castle Hill, Truro, MA

2010    Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Otis, OR

2008    Atelier Meridian, Portland, OR

2007    Oregon College of Art & Craft Extension Program, Portland, OR

2009    Encaustic Collagraph Monotype, Rogue Gallery & Art Center, Medford, OR

2009    Guest Instructor, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR

2008    Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

2003    Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Otis, OR

2002    Guest Instructor, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

2016     Presenter, SGCI Conference: Flux Portland The Edge of Yesterday and Tomorrow, Portland, OR

2014     Interview, Art Focus KBOO FM, Portland

2013     Presenter and Instructor, 7th International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA

2012     Panelist, Igniting the Spark: Creativity in Our Practice, International Encaustic Conference,  Provincetown, MA

2011      Visiting Artist, Quantum + Creative Connections, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

2011      Prop placement for the television show Portlandia, IFC Network

2011      Panelist, Women’s Studies Conference Women in Popular Culture, Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, PA

2011      Juror, Portland Open Studios, Portland, OR

2011      Juror, Portland Metro Scholastic Art Awards, Lake Oswego, OR

2010     Guest Artist, Encaustic Collagraph Monotype, Ink & Drink, Atelier Meridia, Portland, OR

2010     Television News Interview, KJRH NBC Tulsa, OK

2010     Guest Speaker, Portland State University Art & Social Practice, Portland, OR

2009    Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation Charity Art Auction, Sotheby's, New York, NY

2009    Eva Lake Studio Visit Video, Elise Wagner Studio, Portland, OR

2009    Art for Life Auction, Cascade Aids Project, Portland, OR

2007    Major Motion Picture Prop Placement, Boston, MA

2007    Art for Life Auction, Cascade Aids Project, Portland, OR

2006    Juror, Impulse: A National Encaustic Exhibition, Portland Art Center

2006    ArtStar Radio, Featured Guest Interview, KPSU, Portland, OR

2006    Art for Life Auction, Cascade Aids Project, Portland, OR

2005    PULSE Auction, Children’s Heart Foundation, Oregon Chapter Portland, OR

2005    Art for Life Auction, Cascade Aids Project, Portland, OR

2003    Prints for PICA, Portland, OR

2003    Metropolitan Learning Center, Portfolio Presentation Panelist Portland, OR

2002    Regional Arts and Culture Council Review Panelist, Portland, OR

2002    Oregon Arts Commission Public Art Selection Committee, Portland, OR

2001     Oregon Art Beat, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portland, OR