Elke Solomon lives in New York City.  She has taught at Parsons School of Design (1979-present), Columbia University, City College of New York, Feminist Art Institute, Princeton University, Portland State University, and Pratt Institute of Arts.  She has been awarded numerous grants including CAPS, NEA and a Residency Grant, Piedmont, Italy, 2000-08.  

Solo exhibitions include: 
Early Bird Special Cafe, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2018; A Tavola! A Performance, presented by Magic Time! and Judson Memorial Church, NYC, 2013; Alexander Kwartler and Elke Solomon, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, NY, 2013; A Tavola! An Installation, AIR Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, April-May 2010; Paintings and Works on Paper, 1978-2005, The Lobby Gallery NYC, Oct. 2007-Jan 2008; Paintings and Drawings, Deutsche Bank, NYC, Sept.-Nov. 2004; Paintings and Drawings, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, January 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992 1995, 1997 and 1999.  

Group exhibitions include:

VanDeb Editions, Long Island City, NY, 2019; Currents: Abortion, curated by Barbara Zucker, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2018; 8 Women Artists, Hudson Guild, New York, NY, 2016; VanDeb Editions, Long Island City, NY, 2016; Women Choose Women Again, Visual Arts Center for New Jersey, Summit, NJ, 2014; Momentum: 8 Women, 8 Singular Voices, Hudson Guild Gallery, NYC, 2013; Parsons Pink Slips, George Adams Gallery, NYC, 2009; The History Show Part II, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, 2008; Group, Josh Blackwell, Barbara Hatfield, Sophia Petrides, Jacob Robichaux, Elke Solomon, Dinaburg Arts, NYC, 2003; VanDeb Editions 1999-2002 Etchings and Monoprints, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; PAINTINGS, (Mark Saltz, ElkeSolomon, Thornton Willis), The Space, NYC, 2002; Selections: Etchings and Monoprints 1999-2002, The Space, NYC, May 2002; and Generations, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, January 1998, February 2000, 2002 , 2004, 2006, 2008.  Ms. Solomon is included in the collections of Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cincinnati Art Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), The Brooklyn Museum, Yale University Art Gallery, and Provincetown Art Museum and others.

Publications: select list

  • Photographs from "Plenty" in The Pythians, Online Art Journal, 2016-19 Link

  • Will Heinrich, The New York Observer, Jun 2013

  • Ryan Steadman, Artforum, Jun 2013

  • Harriet F.  Senie, Sculpture Magazine, “Reviews/New York, Elke Solomon,”  January/February Issue, 2011 Vol 30 No.1

  • Plenty by Elke Solomon, Photographs of Display Essay by Nancy Princenthal, NYC: M Press, 2004 Link

  • William Zimmer, New York Times, “Drawing in the Present Tense”, 13 February 2000 (Sunday)

  • The New York Times, "Drawing in the Present Tense", February 2000, William Zimmer Link

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