EDUCATION

 

1993 Estienne School of Art - Applied Arts, Paris 

1995 École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019

She Persists: A Century of Women Artists in New York, Gracie mansion, February 4 2019              2018  through December,  New York

2018 

Posing Modernity: The Black Model From Manet to Matisse and Beyond , Wallach Art Gallery,                Columbia University, October 24  2018– February 10 2019, New York

Face Forward, Carroll Square Gallery, September 7 – December 7 2018, Washington D.C.

 Four Seasons, The Elms,  June 26, 2018 - October 14, 2018, Newport, RI

Revealing Interiors, Princeton University Art Museum, May 5 – October 28 2018, Princeton, NJ

Harlem Perspectives, Faction Art Projects, 20 Apr – 13 May 2018, Harlem, NY

2017

Island Might, No commission, Miami Basel

Uptown, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, June 2, through August 20, 2017, New York

Re-imagining a Safe Space, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, March 30 through                October 20, 2017, New York

2016

Selling the Shadow P. 1, Gallery MOMO, Cape Town

The Pineapple Show, Tiwani Contemporary, London

The Moon is my only luxury, Long Gallery Harlem, New York

2015

ReSignifications, Fondazione Biagotti Progetto Arte, Florence

2013

Face Time: New Portraiture Now, Ground Floor Gallery, New York 

International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Martinique (BIAC), Martinique

2012

Voices of Home, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York

Voices of Home, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco

2011

Standing With Papa Legba, Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, 

New York

Curate NYC, Rush Arts Gallery, New York

Crown Heights Gold, Skylight Gallery, New York

Mysterious Objects: Portraits of Joan Quinn, Santa Ana College Main Room, Santa Ana.

Our History is our Strength, UBS Art gallery, Stamford, Connecticut.

2010

Fashioned In Time, Rush Arts Gallery, New York

Ain’t I a Woman, MoCADA, New York

Bon Vivant Gallery, Philadelphia

There is No Looking Glass Here, 60 Wall Gallery, Deutsche Bank, New York

2009

The Bridge Gallery, Los Angeles

The Arts Council, Greenwood

In the Courtyard: Contemporary Women Artists, California African American Museum, 2009 Los Angeles

Cooperative, Pounder-Kone Artspace, Hollywood

2008

Fondation Balthus, Rossiniere, Switzerland

L’Art a la source Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland


2007

Fondation Balthus, Rossiniere, Switzerland

 

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2019

“The Badass 50", InStyle Magazine, February 2019, p. 46

 

2018

Kazanjian, Dodie. “Portrait Mode", Vogue Korea Magazine, December 2018, p. 254

2016

Arabindan-Kesson, Anna. “Portraits in Black: Styling, Space, and Self in the Work of Barkley L. Hendricks and Elizabeth Colomba,” Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, Volume 38-39. p. 70
Brooks, Kalia. “Interview.” Ubikwist Magazine, Volume 3. Fall 2016. p. 214

Colomba, Elizabeth. “Reclaiming History: A Visual Essay,” Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, Volume 38-39. p. 196

Jackson, Ayana V.  “The black women that art history forgot,” Blog. True Africa. May 3, 2016. 

Koushyar, Arman. “Strange Fruit: The Pineapple Show” Blog. IAM: Intense Art Magazine. September 8, 2016. 

Monique Long, editor. The Moon is my only luxury, exhibition catalogue, May 1– June 26, 2016, Long Gallery Harlem. New York.

Trigg, Sarah. “Tour an Artist’s Light-Filled Parisian-Style Studio in Harlem,” New York Magazine, The Cut. Blog. New York. April 22, 2016. (In conjunction with New York Magazine’s Art and Design issue)

Ward, Kelvin. “The Moon is my only luxury,” Vlog. The Bholdr. New York. May 14, 2016. 

2015

Ellyn Mary Toscano and Awam Amkpa, eds. ReSignifications: European Blackamoors, Africana Readings, exhibition catalogue, May 29 through August 29, 2015, New York University. Florence

2013

Long, Monique. “If You Like…”, Studio: The Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine, Summer/Fall 2013, p. 45.

2012

Arc Magazine. “Exhibition: I Am Woman, new paintings by Elizabeth Colomba,” ARC Magazine. November 13, 2012, p. 36 

Martinez, Vanessa. “The Impressive Profile of French Film Storyboard Artist and Painter Elizabeth Colomba,” Blog. Indiewire.  Los Angeles. April 3, 2012. 

2011

Stacy Davies and Charlie Scheips, eds. Mysterious Objects: Portraits of Joan Quinn, exhibition catalogue, September 12 – November 1, 2011, Santa Ana College Foundation. Santa Ana.

Kidane, Zemen ““Ain’t I A Woman” Blog. Revisited: Getting to know the Artists,” Black Atlantic Resource Debate. March 28, 2011. 

2010

Massara, Kathleen.“Who Ain’t A Woman?” L Magazine. August 4, 2010.

“There is No Looking Glass Here: The current exhibition at the Wall Gallery of Deutsche Bank,” Deutsche Bank Art Magazine, p. 12.

2009 Crockett, Tamara. “The Color Guard”, Upscale magazine, August 2009, p. 90.

Love, Graham. “Art fills Uptown,” The Index Journal, February 2009, p. 2A.

 

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

2019

Awarded Headlands residency

 

2018

Awarded the NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship for Painting

Voice Of A Woman award

2015

Athena (2013) was awarded to the winners of the Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival (along with a twenty-five thousand dollar cash prize).

 

2009

Honored by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles for artistic contributions to the city

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2018 

Director of a film for the Metropolitan Opera's MetShorts series, CENDRILLON featuring Grace Bol. Premiere: Live at the Met: Saturday, April 28, 2018.

The Library (Oil on canvas, 2005) is adapted for the cover of the paperback edition of FALSE LIGHTS, a novel of historical fiction by K. J. Whittaker. WHITTAKER, K.J. False Lights. S.l.: HEAD OF ZEUS, 2018. Print.

2017

Jury for AIGA scholarship

Fashioning the Self, Conference: Fashioning the Black Body in Bondage and Freedom,  Brooklyn, panelist/presenter.

2016

Black Portraitures, Conference: Black Portraitures III: Reinventions, Strains of Histories and Culture, Johannesburg, panelist/presenter.

2015

Black Portraitures, Conference: Black Portraitures II: Imaging the Black Body and Restaging Histories, Florence, panelist and participant in dedicated group exhibition

2013

Black Portraitures, Conference: Black Portraitures: The Black Body in the West, Paris, panelist/presenter


 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

 

JPMorgan Chase

Princeton University

The Studio Museum in Harlem

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