Dahlia Elsayed

Dahlia Elsayed, curator of First Exposure 2009

Dahlia Elsayed combines text and imagery to create visually narrative paintings that document internal and external geographies. Her paintings, prints and artist books have been shown at galleries and art institutions throughout the United States and internationally, including the 12th Cairo Biennale, and solo exhibitions at Aljira Center for Contemporary Art and the Jersey City Museum. Her work is in the public collections of the The Newark Museum and the Johnson & Johnson Corporation amongst others. Dahlia has received awards from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Edward Albee Foundation, Women’s Studio Workshop, Headlands Center for the Arts, and The NJ State Council on the Arts. She received her MFA from Columbia University, and lives and works in New Jersey. Ms. Elsayed is Assistant Professor of Humanities at CUNY LaGuardia Community College.

Exhibitions: First Exposure