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Elise Kaufman

Adjunct Associate Professor


Elise Kaufman, Professor (CCE) is a proud alumna (Fine Arts) of Pratt Institute. She is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator working in a variety of modalities which include photography and photo-based processes, printmaking, drawing and painting. Recent experimentations have extended her practice to explore narrative, time and the nature of memory. Teaching drawing to first year students is an opportunity for her to share her enthusiasm for drawing as a “magical act”, and views her role as instructor to be that of a guide – laying a pathway of concepts in the form of varied, process driven approaches and projects, which in aggregate, will ground students in their ability to use drawing to create their own “magic”. It is important to her, throughout the course, to make connections between the skills that the students are learning in drawing studio, to the wide range of disciplines that they may be considering as major concentrations. She has exhibited her work in New York City, Provincetown (MA), and Ireland and her work is included in public and private collections including The Arkansas Art Museum, The Ballinglen Art Museum (Ireland), The Boise Art Museum, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Delaware Art Museum, The Fogg Art Museum (Harvard University), and The Weatherspoon Art Gallery.

M.F.A., Queens College, City University of New York, 1992
B.F.A., Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 1985