Lot 247 - Elise Ansel - Esther I
Lot 247 - Elise Ansel - Esther I
Lot 247 - Elise Ansel - Esther I

Lot 247 - Elise Ansel - Esther I

Watercolour on Paper

2022

A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

ARTIST INFO

 

About  

 

Elise Ansel was born and raised in New York City. Ansel received a BA in Comparative Literature from Brown University in 1984. While at Brown, she studied art at both Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design. She worked briefly in the film industry before deciding to make painting her first order medium. Ansel has exhibited her work throughout the United States and in Europe. Her works are held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and the Evansville Museum of Arts and Sciences. She was represented by Danese/Corey in NYC until they closed in April 2020. She now works with Miles McEnery Gallery and Auxier/Kline in New York City and Cadogan Contemporary in London. 

 

Education  

 

Brown University 

 

Select Exhibitions/Awards  

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 
2023 Cadogan Contemporary, Recent Work, Milan, Italy (forthcoming) 
2023 Cadogan Contemporary, Recent Work, London, UK (forthcoming) 
2023 Cover Street Arts, Recent Work, Portland, Maine (forthcoming) 
2023 Miles McEnery Gallery, Recent Work, New York, New York (forthcoming) 
2022 Auxier/Kline, “Time and Materials,” New York, New York  
2022 Michael S. Currier Center at the Putney School, “Space Between Angels,” Putney, Vermont  
2021 Cadogan Contemporary, “Polarity,” London, UK  
2021 Carol Corey Fine Art, “The Women,” Kent, Connecticut 
2021 The Schoolhouse Gallery, “Ocean,” Provincetown, MA  
2020 Carol Corey Fine Art, “Flower of the Mountain,” Kent, Connecticut  
2020 David Klein Gallery, “Palimpsest,” Detroit, Michigan 
2019 Cadogan Contemporary, "yes I said Yes," London, UK  
2018 Danese/Corey, "Time Present," New York, NY  
2017 Cadogan Contemporary, "Amber and Ebony," London, UK 
2017 Danese/Corey, "Dialogue," New York, NY 
 

Gallery Representation  

 

Miles McEnery Gallery; Cadogan Contemporary; AB NY Gallery; Carol Corey Fine Art 

 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork   

 

My work involves translating Old Master paintings into a contemporary pictorial language. I examine shifting respresenations of the spiritual in art. I try to give voice to the female characters that have been for so long depicted by men 
Abstraction allows me to interrupt this one sided narrative and transform it into sensually capacious non-narrative form of visual communication that embraces multiple points of view. The Esther watercolors are studies for a series of larger oil paintings. They spring from Esther Before Ahasuerus, ca. 1758 by Lorenzo de Caro,which is the permanent collection of the Detroit Institute of the Arts Museum. I often begin with a series of small improvisational studies. Allowing the constant discovery of one state to give rise to another, I use the small studies as points of departure for larger works.  
 

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