Solo Exhibitions

2018, The Outermost Painting: the presence of life sustains life, The Allegheny College Art Gallery, Meadville, PA, curated by Paula Burleigh 
2017, Respiration Paintings, The Frick Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
2016, Respiration Paintings, Full Haus, Los Angeles, CA 
2014, Substance, Louis B. James, New York, NY
2013, Metabolic Paintings, The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
 2012, Da Capo, Churner and Churner, New York, NY
 2010, A Priori, Southfirst, Brooklyn, NY


2007, Columbia University, Master of Fine Arts in Painting
1994, University of Pennsylvania, Master of Architecture
1988, Swarthmore College, Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy

Awards and Fellowships

2016, The Heinz Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation
2013-2014, David and Roberta Logie Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University
2013 and 2008The Pollock-Krasner Foundation
2010, The Fine Foundation and The Pittsburgh Foundation (for Gold in Braddock)
2007, Terra Foundation for American Art, Giverny, France

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023-2024, A Piano Sale Going on Somewhere, curated by Bob Linder, Michael Benevento Gallery, LA, CA 
 2018, Elements, curated by Paula Burleigh, The Bowman, Penelec, and Megahan Gallery, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
 2015, NEW NEW YORK: Abstract Painting in the 21st Century, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Art Gallery, curated by Debra Drexler and Liam Davis, Honolulu, Hawaii
2015, Performative Process, curated by Ryan Steadman, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
2013, Paint On/Paint Off, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
2013, The Drawing Center Benefit, NY, NY
2013, The Armory Show Focus, curated by Eric Shiner, Churner and Churner, NY, NY
2013, Rebirth, Standard Toykraft, curated by Daine Coppola, Brooklyn, NY
2011, Drawing Gifts, 8th Annual Benefit, The Drawing Center, NY, NY
2011-2012, Gertrude’s/LOT/ Pittsburgh Biennial, The Andy Warhol Museum, curated by Eric Shiner, Pittsburgh, PA
2010, Gold in Braddock, UnSmoke Systems Artspace, Braddock, PA
2009, recess!, Recess Gallery, curated by David Muenzer and Tucker Rae-Grant, NY, NY
2007, Pattern vs Decoration, Hosfelt Gallery, NY, NY

Selected Bibliography

Suzanne Hudson, Contemporary Painting (World of Art), (London: Thames & Hudson), 2021
Austin Fontanella, Combating Burnout with Art, DCFI Online, November 18, 2019
 Tim Hadfield, Elise Adibi: Respiration Paintings, ArtPulse, no. 31, vo 9, 2018
Mary Thomas, Elise Adibi models a holistic universe in the Frick greenhouse, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 4, 2017
Mary Pickels, Elise Adibi’s art comes alive in The Frick Pittsburgh’s greenhouse, TribLive, September 28, 2017
Mike May, The Pittsburgh Magazine, May 2017
Kurt Shaw, 'Respiration Paintings' creates living environment of plants and paintings, TribLive, April 12, 2017
Mary Thomas, Contemporary Art at the Frick & Conservation Conversations on Vanka, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 11, 2017
Jennifer Piejko, Elise Adibi, Blouin Modern Painters, October/November 2016
Resurgence of Abstract Art examined at UH Manoa exhibit, University of Hawai’I News, October 19, 2015
Suzanne Hudson, Painting Now, London: Thames & Hudson, 2015
Megan Cerullo, Radcliffe Institute Fellow returns to Brooklyn for new solo show, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, January 19, 2015
Culture and Capital in Dallas, Art in America, April 2014
Harry Choi, A Conversation with Elise Adibi, Notes from 21 South Street, The Harvard Advocate Blog, March 28, 2014
Suzanne Hudson, Openings, Artforum, January 2014
William J. Simmons, Notes on Queer Formalism, Big Red and Shiny, Volume 2, Issue 15, December 16, 2013
Cate McQuaid, "Scent of a painting" in Playfulness from late painter Olitski, The Boston Globe, December 10, 2013
Cate McQuaid, The Week Ahead: Theatre, Galleries and Museums, The Boston Globe, November 20, 2103
The Harvard Advocate, Fall 2013
Caroline B. Hubbard, Adibi Commands an Unusual Palette, The Harvard Crimson, November 11, 2013
Karen Rosenberg, Homages, Giddy Humor and Less Clutter, The Armory Show at Piers 92 and 94, The New York Times, March 7. 2013
Brittany Salsbury, Elise Adibi, Churner and Churner, Critic’s Pick, June 201 
Reid Singer, “Slideshow: ARTINFO Staff’s Pithy Takes on Shows by Helio Oiticica, Cindy Sherman, and More,” Blouin Artinfo, June 2012
Jane-Claire Quigley, “Practice Makes Perfect: ‘Da Capo’ Paintings by Elise Adibi,” Animal, May, 25, 2012
Mary Thomas, “22 women artists deliver provocative show at The Warhol,” The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, December 21, 2011
Suzanne Hudson, “Elise Adibi, Southfirst,” Artforum, February 2011 
 “Artist Strikes Gold in Braddock,” The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, April 30, 2010
Jennifer Baron, “Gold, not Smoke, in Braddock,” Pop City, April 28, 2010

Public Lectures and Teaching

2019, Artist Talk to Psycho Social and Palliative Care Department at Dana Farber Oncology Institute
 2018, Artist Talk, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
2018, Interdisciplinary workshop with Art Students and Biology Students, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
 2017, Synesthesia, The Frick Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
2016, Respiration Paintings, The Phipps Conservatory, Biophilia Network, Pittsburgh, PA
2014, Adjunct Professor, Advanced Painting, Brooklyn College
2013, Painting as a Site of Resistance, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2013, Artist Talk, Art Department and Department of Cultural Studies, University of Massachusetts, Lowell MA
2008, Adjunct Professor, Painting, Columbia University
2007, Adjunct Professor, Painting, Brooklyn College


2010, Gold in Braddock, UnSmoke Systems Artspace, Braddock, PA 
Gold in Braddock, Photos