Elyce Abrams

Elyce Abrams

Philadelphia, PA, United States

About Elyce Abrams

Elyce Abrams is a painter based in Philadelphia. Her paintings, that stem from moments that occur in her everyday, at home as well as events in the world at large, explore the relationship between abundant joy and deep concern that often shapes our lives. By analyzing these forces in her work, she is able to further process and understand their value, often finding new meaning in color, composition, and movement. Abrams received her MFA in 2004 from the University of the Arts and her BFA from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Recent work has been included in solo and group shows: We're All Here, Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal C; Spectral Materiality, Blank Space Gallery, NYC; Lost In The Funhouse, Spring Break Art Fair, NYC; Encore, NoBA Artspace, Bala Cynwyd, PA; Something New Everyday, NoBA Projectspace, Bala Cynwyd, PA; Double Take, CFEVA, Philadelphia, PA; CONTEXT Art Fair during Art Basel, with Blank Space Gallery, Miami, FL; Long Distance, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Her work is included in public and private collections throughout the US and abroad.

Education

2004 MFA Painting, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1996 BFA with Concentration in Painting, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1996 BA in Social Psychology, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Events

Acquisition of 40 paintings by Temple University for the permanent collection of the Charles Library, Philadelphia, PA
https://www.susannawgold.com/charles-library

Artist Statement:
These paintings stem from moments that occur in my everyday life. They come from a personal place, these daily experiences, as well as a response to the political climate today. At home, watching my six year old grow, learn and continuously evolve is often joyful and sometimes challenging. Unfortunately, right now there is also the addition of profound anxiety about the state of our country that permeates these moments. Through my paintings, I interpret this relationship between abundant joy and deep concern that shapes my day. By analyzing these forces in my work, I am able to further explore their meaning and understand their value.


Exhibitions

Solo and Two-Person Exhibits
2019 We're All Here, Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal C, April - November 2019
2018 Art In Rotation, Curtis Building, Philadelphia, PA
2017 Something New Every Day, NoBA Projectspace, Bala Cynwyd, PA
2013 Two-person Exhibition, Blank Space Gallery, Chelsea, NY
2010 Duo Exhibition, Blank Space Gallery, Chelsea, NY
2009 Long Distance, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2008 Elyce Abrams - Paintings, Wexner Jewish Student Center, Ohio University, Athens, OH
2007 Glow, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2006 Shaping Forms, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2004 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Crane Building, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Group Exhibits
2021 Elyce Abrams at Market East, Philadelphia, PA
2020 Hybrid, Bertrand Productions, Philadelphia, PA
Les Chic, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2019 Encore, NoBA Artspace, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Spectral Materiality, Blank Space Gallery, NYC
SPRING/BREAK Art Show, UN Plaza, NYC
Catalyst, The Yard Philadelphia, curated by Inliquid
2018 Double Take, Visiting Curator Exhibit, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA
Group Exhibit, Curtis Building, Philadelphia, PA
Group Exhibit, Sonesta Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Vitality, Group exhibit at RH Gallery, Hockessin, Delaware
2017 Group Exhibit at the Chamber of Commerce, Philadelphia, PA
Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2017, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA. Painting Award
2015 The Narrative Panorama, Blank Space Gallery, NYC, NY
2014 Abington Art Center Annual Juried Exhibit, Abington, PA
CONTEXT Art Fair during Art Basel, with Blank Space Gallery, Miami, FL
3rd Annual Alumni Exhibit, Kugel Collaborative Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2013 Summer Group Exhibit, Blank Space Gallery, Chelsea, NY
2012 Constructs: Rowan University Studio Faculty Exhibit, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
2011 Making IT: Alumni Works '01-'11, University of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Palm Beach Art Fair with Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
2010 Blank Space Pop-Up Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Sixth Annual Small Works Show, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Between the Studio and Facebook, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
June Benefit Exhibit, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2009 Back on My Feet, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2008 Unzipped, Crane Building, Philadelphia, PA
Rowan University Faculty Exhibit, High Street Gallery, Glassboro, NJ
Summer Group Show, Gallery Imperato, Baltimore, MD
(In)finite Place: Elyce Abrams, Paul Oberst, Rebecca Rutstein, Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Philadelphia, PA.
Art Night, Tierny Communications, Philadelphia, PA
Heartworks, Crane Building, Philadelphia, PA
Red Dot Art Fair, New York City
2007 Black and White, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Across and Between, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
2006 Abington Art Center: Annual Juried Show, Abington, PA
8th Annual Young Painters Competition for the William and Dorothy Yeck Award, Miami University, Oxford, OH
The Red Show, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Color My World, Bridgette Mayer New Hope, New Hope, PA
Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2006, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
Gallery Night, Tierney Communications, Philadelphia, PA
2005 Sum of All Parts, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia PA
Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2005, State Museum of SUMFA 10: Celebrating the First Ten Years, University of the Arts, Philadelphia,PA
Bridgette Mayer Gallery Group Show, Tierney Communications, Philadelphia, PA