Stuart Elster was born in New York City and lives in Brooklyn. He received a BFA in Painting and Drawing from The University of the Arts and an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the Yale University School of Art. Stuart has been represented in New York by Junior Projects Gallery, Lucas Schoormans and Tate Galleries. He has participated in two- person and group exhibitions at Sala Projects, Junior Projects Gallery, Lucas Schoormans ,Tate, Marvelli, Schroeder Romero and Nicole Klagsburn Galleries. Nationally, at Yale University School of Art’s 32 Edgewood Gallery, New Haven CT, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT, Happy Lion Gallery in Los Angeles CA, Schmidt Contemporary Art, Saint Louis, MO, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, DePaul University Art Museum in Chicago, the Herter Gallery at the University of Massachusetts, University of the of the Arts in Philadelphia. Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Idaho. Internationally his work has been shown in Italy, France, Austria India and Germany. A selected Bibliography of Stuart’s work includes, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Artcritical, Hyperallergic and Tema Celeste magazine. Profiles and interviews with the artist have been published in Heeb magazine and the Kunstforum International.

Stuart Elster is currently teaching at Brooklyn College. As an Assistant Professor, Stuart was the former Director of the Fine Arts Department and critic in the Summer MFA program at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia PA. He has been a. Stuart has been a visiting artist and guest critic at Yale University New Haven, CT. and Yale University Norfolk summer program, Brooklyn College MFA program, NYU Steinhart MFA Program in Studio Art, School of Visual Arts, NY DePaul University, Chicago, IL School of the Art institute of Chicago, Chicago IL, Rice University Houston TX, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX and the Kunstakademie Munster, Munster Germany.


Stuart Elster 207 Hancock Street, Brooklyn NY11216 stuartelster@gmail.com stuartelster.net

Education

Yale University School of Art 1993

MFA - Painting / Printmaking

Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA 1988

BFA – Fine Arts / Painting

Brooklyn College

Study abroad, Carrara, Pietrasanta, Italy Summers: 1984-1985

LaGuardia High School of Music and Art 1983

Solo-Two Person Exhibitions

Grapeshot 2021

Sala Projects www.salaprojects.com

526 West 26th Street, Room 708,

New York NY 10001.

Cinderella Liberty 2014

Paintings by Stuart Elster

Junior Projects Gallery- www.juniorprojects.com

139 Norfolk Street, New York, NY 10002

Guy Corriero, and Stuart Elster,

Junior Projects Gallery juniorprojects.com

Pulse Miami Art Fair 2014

Miami Fl

Elster // Krashes 2013

Paintings by Stuart Elster and Peter Krashes

102 Gallery, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

Curated by Rebecca Saylor Sack

Mesmerize, Drawings by Stuart Elster 2011

Steven Harris Architects/ Rees Roberts and Partners, New York, NY

Stuart Elster, Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York, NY 2005

Stuart Elster, Schmidt Contemporary Art, Saint Louis, MO 2005

Stuart Elster, No Dogs Allowed 2000

Gallery 5 eme Etage, Paris France

Will Cotton and Stuart Elster 1999

Tate, New York, NY

Stuart Elster 1995

John Slade Ely House, Center for Contemporary Art

New Haven, CT

Stuart Elster, Fair- Grounds 1994

Herter Gallery University of Massachusetts

Amherst, MA

Group Exhibitions

Mediums of Exchange 2019

Curated by Lisa Panzera and Bartholmew Bland

Shirley Fiterman Art Center, CUNY, BMCC. New York, NY

Lehman College Art Galler, Bronx, NY

Dazzle Camouflage: Hiding In Plain Sight 2016

Curated by Coutney Gilbert

The Center in Ketchum

The Sun Valley Arts Center

Sun Valley, ID

Pushing Paper 2016

Junior Projects Gallery

New York, NY

Yel Low 2016

Junior Projects Gallery

New York, NY

Junior Projects Gallery: Dallas Art Fair 2015

Dallas, TX

Reliable Tension, Or: How to win a 2014

Conversation About Jasper Johns

32 Edgewood Gallery, Yale School of Art

New Haven, CT

Faculty Exhibition 2014

President’s Office

University of the Arts

Philadelphia, PA

ArtShop 2013

Exhibition to support Franklin Street works

Stamford, CT,

Curated by Terri C. Smith

Streamlines. Ephemeral Presence in contemporary Art 2013

Sakyadhita International Conference

Mahaprajati Vihar

Vaishali, India

Curated by Lise McKean

House Arrest 2012

Franklin Street Works, Stamford, Ct

Curated by Terri C. Smith

Islands and Ghettos 2009

Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin Germany

Curated by Johan Holten

Islands and Ghettos 2008

Heidelberg Kunstverrein, Heidelberg, Germany

Curated by Johan Holten

NADA Art Fair, Miami, Fl 2008

Andreas Grim Gallery, Munich Germany- New York, NY

New Painting Faculty 2007

Charles Browning, Stuart Elster, Drew Lowenstein

Gallery 817,

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Nightmares of Summer 2006

Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY

Money Changes Everything 2006

Schroeder Romero Gallery, New York, NY

Mutiny 2006

The Happy Lion, Los Angeles, CA

Surface 2005

Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York, NY

NADA Art Fair, Miami, Fl 2005

Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York, NY

Drawings 2004

Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York, NY

Contemporary New York 2004

J Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville, Fl

Fitter Happier, An exhibition concerning technology 2004

DePaul University Art Museum, Chicago, IL

Gravity over time 2002

1000 eventi Gallery, Milan Italy

Art position 2002 2002

Almanach zur jungen kunst in Wien, Vienna Austria

I love New York benefit 2002

Nicole Klagsburn Gallery, New York NY

Kagan Martos Gallery, New York NY

Opening 2000

Gallery 5 eme Etage, Paris France

Telesthesia and Amnesopia 2000

Betty Rymer Gallery

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL

Bibliography

2019 Lisa Panzera and Bartholomew F Bland, Exhibition Catalogue: Mediums of Exchange, Shirley Fiterman Art Center and Lehman College, New York NY

2017 John Pilson, Robert Storr, Exhibition Catalogue: Reliable Tension, Or: How to win a Conversation About Jasper Johns, Yale University School of Art, New Haven CT

2014 Drew Lowenstein, Artcritical, Constructing “Boatness” from Abstraction and Camouflage: http://www.artcritical.com/2014/05/26/drew-lowenstein-on-stuart-elster/

2014 Patrick Neal, Hyperallergic, Thick Paint, Dazzle Ships, and Lipstick Bullets: http://hyperallergic.com/126217/stuart-elster-cinderella-liberty/

2014 Amy Athey McDonald, Yale News, Yale School of Art exhibition explores enduring impact of Jasper Johns on contemporary artists. February 14, 2014

2014 Helen Rouner, Yale Daily News, Exhibit celebrates Jasper Johns. February 18, 2014 http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2014/02/18/exhibit-celebrates-jasper-johns/

2014 Joe Amarante, New Haven Register, Jasper Johns as muse in ‘Reliable Tension’ exhibit, March 9th, 2014. http://www.nhregister.com/arts-and-entertainment/20140309/jasper-johns-as-muse-in-reliable-tension-exhibit

2013 Ali Blum, A dialog on Power at Crane Art- Stuart Elster and Peter Krashes, Theartblog.org, Published January 29th, 2013. http://www.theartblog.org/2013/01/a-dialog-on-power-at-crane-arts-stuart-elster-and-peter-krashes

2013 Chip Schwartz, Stuart Elster and Peter Krashes at the Crane, Knight Arts, Published January 17th, 2013. http://www.knightarts.org/community/philadelphia/stuart-elster-peter-krashes

2013 Lise McKean, Streamlines. Ephemeral Presence in contemporary Art Exhibition Catalogue, Sakyadhita International Conference, Mahaprajati Vihar, Vaishali, India

2013 Nickolas Calabrese, Review of House Arrest at Franklin Street Works, This is Tomorrow, Contemporary Art Magazine, May 30, 2012

2012 Terri C. Smith, The Road To House Arrest. Exhibition Catalogue, Franklin Street Works. Stamford, CT

2008 Johan Holten, lslands and Ghettos. Exhibition Catalogue, Heidelberg Kunstverein. Heidelberg, Germany

2008 Magdalena Kroner, “I like the idea of being a modern history painter.” Kunstforum, International #189, January- February 2008,

2006 Julie Fishkin, Money Talks, Stuart Elster’s Penny Paintings. Heeb, Spring 2006

2006 Johnson, Ken, “Art Listing”, New York Times. June 30, 2006.

2005 Editors, “The Listings”, New York Times, April 1, 2005, E24. Color Reproduction.

2005 Johnson, Ken, “Art Listing”, New York Times. March 25, 2005, E23.

2005 Arner, Alan G. “ happier’ embraces technology through painting and needwork”. Chicago Tribune

2002 Farronato, Milovan. Gravity Over Time”. Tema Celeste, #94 Setp/Oct 2002, p107. Color Reproduction.

Visiting Artist/ Critic

Brooklyn College

Panelist: MFA reviews 2017-Present

New York University 2017

Guest critic for Graduate students Critique

Munster Kunstademie in New York 2016-2018

Lectured at New York City Museums to visiting German Students

New York, NY

Panelist-Reliable Tension, Or: How to win a 2014

Conversation About Jasper Johns

Yale School of Art,

New Haven CT

Panel Discussion: John Pilson, Moderator

Panelists-

Robert Storr

Adam McEwen

Alix Pearlstein

Elaine Reichek

Stuart Elster

Visiting Artist and Critic 2012

Rice University, Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts,

Department of Art History, Houston, TX

Visiting Artist and Critic 2012

Texas State University, Department of Art History and Design, San Marcos, TX

Visiting Artist and Critic 2011

DePaul University, Department of Art and Art History, Chicago, IL

University of the Arts Summer MFA program 2010

Food for thought Visiting Artist Lecture Series,

Philadelphia, PA

Munster Kunstademie in New York 2009

Lectured at New York City Museums to visiting German Students

New York, NY

Yale University School of Art, Summer program at Norfolk 2009

Norfolk, CT

Fitter Happier, An exhibition concerning technology. Panel Discussion 2004

DePaul University Art Museum, Chicago, IL

Visiting Critic Interdisciplinary Critiques 2003

Yale University School of Art

New Haven, CT

Visiting Critic, Video Studio Critiques 2002

Yale University School of Art, Photography Department

New Haven, CT

Visiting Critic, Photography Department 2002

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Visiting Artist, Graduate Painting Department 2001

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Panelist, “Thelesthesia and Amnescopia” 2000

Painting Symposium 2000

School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

Teaching

Brooklyn College 2019- Present

Adjunct Assistant Professor

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 2007- 2016

Assistant Professor 2008- 2016

Adjunct Senior Lecturer 2007- 2008

The City College, CUNY 1998- 2008

Adjunct Lecturer

Yale University School of Art 1994-1995

Lecturer