Elsa Marley is an accomplished West/East painter/poet/professor of over 50 years. A Canadian born in BC, she is living and teaching in the US. She graduated from Vancouver School of Art, now Emily Carr, in the early 50's and later received a MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 1985. She studied with Joan Miro in Spain, Hans Hoffman in New York, and attended the Royal College of Art in London. She spent four years in China doing post graduate collaborative work that toured China and the US, sponsored by the two governments. She has a long history of East/West Collaborations and is published in collections in Europe, Asia and US. Her paintings are available at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery.
Solo Exhibitions: SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco; Knoor Gallery, San Mateo; Market St Gallery, S.F; Thrasher Gallery, San Carlos; North Western Polytechnic University, Fremont; Fort Mason Centre, S.F.; Hendrick Gallery, London; Open Theatre, Berkeley; Magic Theatre for Madmen Only, San Francisco; University of British Columbia (UBC) Fine Arts Gallery, Vancouver; Janis Gallery, London.
Group Exhibitions: Rosenberg Library, S.F; Fourth Biennale International Dell’Arte Contemporanea, Italy; City Art Gallery, S.F.; Shanghai University Gallery, China; Central Art Academy, Beijing; Shanghai State Art Museum, China; National Art Academy, China; Roberta English Gallery, S.F; D.P.Fong Gallery, San Jose, Montavlo Institute, Saratoga, Chinese Cultural Institute, Boston.
Teaching: Sunlin University, South Korea, San Francisco City College, CA, Northwestern Polytechnic University, Fremont, Rhode Island School of Design, New York, Academy of Art College, S.F.; Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, China.
Awards: Gold medal, Fourth Biennale Florence Internazionale Dell’Art, Italy; Emily Carr Scholarship, Canada.
Retrospective & Collaborative Exhibitions with Chen Keliang, Mitra Ghaffari, Ren Ming, Julia Strauss.
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