Mindful physical connection can re-enchant the way we inhabit our bodies and our relationships. The communication between two moving bodies (transmission, negotiation, articulation) that are in physical contact can be built upon primal appreciation of the other and “fascinance” - aesthetic openness to the other and the cosmos. The goal is to provoke aliveness and empathy in everyday experience. 

 

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Yelizaveta Nersesova

Born in Iran

Raised in Africa and Russia

Working and residing in Portland, Oregon

 

Education:

M.A. 2008 Art History, University of North Texas

M.F.A. 2007 Drawing and Painting, Southern Methodist University

B.F.A. 2005 Studio Art and Art History double major, University of North Texas (Magna Cum Laude)

 

Teaching:

2015

Visual Elements, 2D, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon

2014

Visual Elements, 2D, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon

2013

Drawing I, Beginning Painting, University of Texas at Dallas

Spring Break Art Camp, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Sketching in the Galleries, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

 2012

Drawing I, Beginning Painting, Intermediate Painting, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas

2011

 Drawing I, Beginning Painting, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas

2010

Drawing I, Advanced Drawing, Beginning Painting, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas

Teen/Artist Project, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas

Target First Saturday, Kids Drawing Project, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas

2009

Art Appreciation, Brookhaven College, Dallas, Texas

Drawing I, Beginning Painting, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas

Art Appreciation, Drawing II, Collin County Community College, Plano, Texas

Sketching in the Galleries, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas

Sketching in the Galleries, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

2008

Drawing II, Art Appreciation, Collin County Community College, Plano, Texas

Drawing I, Beginning Painting, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas

2007

Art Appreciation, Collin County Community College, Plano, Texas

Drawing II and Figure Drawing, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

2006

Summerstage, Kids Summer Camp, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas, Texas

Internships and Residencies:

2015 – La Paternal Espacio Proyecto, Artist Residency, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2009 – Vermont Studio Center, Summer Fellowship

2007 – 2008 – Research Assistant for Dr. Jennifer Way, University of North Texas

2005 – Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art, Dallas, Texas

2004 – Texas Fashion Collection, Denton, Texas

2004 – Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas

Grants/Awards:

2010 Featured Artist, Nasher Sculpture Center Store, Dallas, Texas

2007 Katherine Rigsby Dougan Scholarship, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU

2006 Claud Vance Memorial Award, Texas Christian University

2006 Kimbrough Grant, Dallas Museum of Art

2005 Meadows School of the Arts Artistic Scholarship, Southern Methodist University 

Solo Exhibitions:

2015 Whole Body Exposed, Alan Simmons Art+Design, Dallas, TX

2014 Alchemical (Im)Possibilities, Alan Simmons Art+Design, Dallas, TX

2013 Ephemeral Dreamings, Alan Simmons Art+Design, Dallas, TX

2009 Modal/MotileCentraltrak Gallery Unit 5, Dallas, TX

2008 Cool as Moon. Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX

2005 Pine Divide. Union Gallery, Denton TX

Group Exhibitions:

2013

(Inter)Connections, International Juried Exhibition, Juror: Lilia Kudelia, Adjunct Curator, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas.

Art for Advocacy, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

35th Anniversary Exhibition, Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, Texas

2012

Alan Simmons Art+Design Grand Opening Group Exhibition. Curator: Alan Simmons and Lindsey Carneal. Dallas, Texas

2011

Five Points West, Eugene Bender Gallery, Marfa, Texas.

Three to Watch: Bernardo Cantu, Yelizaveta Nersesova, Carlo F. Zinzi. Curator: Cris Worley, University of Dallas, Dallas, Texas.

2010

Small Abstract Paintings. Curators: John Pomara and Barry Whistler, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX.

Unraveling Tradition, 516 Arts Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Summer Selections 2.0HCG Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

Times Twenty Plus 2010 video exhibition, Curator: Mary Benidicto, Mighty Fine Arts Gallery, Dallas, Texas

2008

Geomorph: Rethinking LandscapeCentraltrak Artist Residency, Dallas, Texas

Yelizaveta Nersesova, John Miller, Angela ThorntonBrooke Berman Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2008. Williams Tower, Houston, TX, Juror: Dr. Kevin Salatino, Department Head and Curator of Prints and Drawings, Los Angeles County Musuem of Art, Los Angeles, CA

A Room to Breath. Mighty Fine Arts Gallery, Dallas TX

2007

Artist Auditions 2007. Boss Works Gallery, Portland, OR

Parallels. Mockingbird Station Gallery, Dallas, TX

Master of Fine Arts Qualifying Exhibition. Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

31st Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition. Peoria, Illinois, Juror: Judith Brodsky, Professor Emerita, Department of Visual Arts at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Folks From the Meadows, 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Coming Together/Pulling ApartThe McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX.

2006

9x12 Works on Paper. Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas

Art in the Metroplex 24th Annual Exhibition. University Art Gallery – TCU, Fort Worth, TX, Juror: Janet Bishop, Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

2005

Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art 2005. Williams Tower, Houston, TX, Juror: Dominic Molon, Associate Curator, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Chicago, IL

Amarillo Biannial 600: DRAWING. Amarillo Museum of Art, Curator: James Elaine, Amarillo, Texas

Bibliography:

2010 ArtSlant Santa Fe, Unraveling Tradition http://www.artslant.com/sfe/articles/show/22901

Acceleration at Dallas Contemporary's Alive for 35 Spans Generations

http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/mixmaster/2013/11/acceleration_at_dallas_contemp.php

Collections:

Daimler Financial Services, Fort Worth, Texas

Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas