ELIZABETH RILEY
Lives and works in New York City

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
AND SCREENINGS


2021

Elizabeth Riley, Mohamed Khalil – GALANTE, Spantzo Gallery, New York NY

Friends of Dorothy, Spantzo Gallery, New York NY

Embody, Ely Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven CT

Art from the Boros VIII, Denise Bibro Fine Art, Online Exhibition

Drawing Challenge XIX, Jason McCoy Gallery, Online Exhibition

All of the Lights, Treat Gallery, Online Exhibition

2021: January Featured Artists, FLATFILE Gallery, Online Exhibition

One in a Year, The Painting Center, Online Exhibition

Benefits:

Arcade Project Winter Benefit Show on Artsy, Online Exhibition 


2020

#PandemicProjections – Night 8, Curated by Wavelength, Outdoor projection, Little Falls NJ

#PandemicProjections, Gardenship: Art House Projections, Curated by Wavelength, Kearny NJ 

#PandemicProjections 3.0, MoCA L.I.ghts, Curated by Wavelength, Patchogue NY 

Changing a Point of View, All She Makes, Curated by Christina Massey, Online Exhibition

Spring Forward, Arcade Project, Curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel, New York NY, Online Exhibition

USPS Art Project, Pelham Art Center, Organized by Christina Massey, Pelham NY 

Computer Love, DAS NYC, Brooklyn NY


2019

(solo) Elizabeth Riley: Ribbons Become Space, SL Gallery, New York NY 

Mounds, Piles and Massings, Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange NJ

Among Friends / Entre Amigos, The Clemente, New York NY 
#CollageNow, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York NY 
REVISION 2, Edison Price Lighting Gallery, Queens, New York NY
Collage/Mixed Media/Digital Art (The Art of Layering), NAWA, New York NY 
Transcendental Pathway, Gallery 55, Empire Stores, Brooklyn NY
Benefits:
WAGMAG, Brooklyn Art Guide Benefit​, Grace Exhibition Space, New York NY


2018

(solo) BRIC Garage Door Video Series, BRIC Arts|Media House, Brooklyn NY

Trill Matrix, Curated by Elizabeth Riley, Abrazo Interno Gallery, The Clemente, New York NY

Away From the Wall, National Arts Club, New York NY
Civil Discourse, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta GA
JuxtaPostions, The Painting Center, New York NY
Zoom In, Zoom Out, The Cluster Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Defining Form, The Untitled Space, New York NY
Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself, The Cigar Factory, Queens NY
Among Friends, Dumbo Open Studios, Brooklyn NY
Introductions 2018, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Sideshow Nation VI, The Greatest Show on Earth, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Benefits:
BRIC Gala 2018, BRIC Arts|Media House, Brooklyn NY
Trestle Art Benefit 2018, Trestle Gallery, Brookyn NY

2017

Excessive Frugality, Odetta Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Dancing with Rhinos, Van Der Plas Gallery, New York NY
Bigger Bolder Better, Curated by Jaynie Crimmins, Christina Massey & Etty Yaniv, Chashama Space to Present Program, 470 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn NY
Reconstruct, Curated by Michal Gavish & Etty Yaniv, Salena Gallery, LIU, Brooklyn NY
The Constructicons, It’s All About Things Project Space, Port Chester NY
Nasty Women Exhibition, Knockdown Center, Queens NY
OPEN (C)ALL: Truth, Gallery at BRIC House, Brooklyn NY
Seeking Space, Arts in Bushwick for the Bushwick Open Studios, Beyond Studios, Brooklyn NY
Sideshow Nation V, Thru the Rabbit Hole 2, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Benefits:
NURTUREart's 2017 Benefit, EFA Project Space, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York NY

2016

Land Air Place, Curated by Leslie Kerby, Project ARTspace, New York NY
My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days, Curated by Osman Can Yerebakan, AC Institute: Online + Live Event, New York NY
Seeking Space: Making the Future, David & Schweitzer Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Made in Ridgewood, Outpost Artists Resources, Queens NY
NOMENCoLorATURE, Organized by Paul D'Agostino, Studio 10, Brooklyn NY
OPEN (C)ALL: Up for Debate, Gallery at BRIC House, Brooklyn NY
Sideshow Nation IV, Thru the Rabbit Hole, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Benefits:
BRIC Gala, BRIC Arts|Media House, Brooklyn NY

2015

Shifting Scapes, Curated by Dashboard, Duluth GA
Out of Place, Curated by Etty Yaniv & Fanny Allié, 172 North 1st St, Brooklyn NY
Reactivator, Curated by Matt Miller, The Active Space, Brooklyn NY
Gone Fishin’, Curated by Dana Kane, 315 Berry Street, Brooklyn NY
BOS Cinema Sunday, Bushwick Community Darkroom, Brooklyn NY
Holiday Salon Extravaganza, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY
Open Call, Lorimoto, Brooklyn NY
The Big Small Show, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City NJ    
Going Big, Curated by Suzan Shutan & Susan Carr, Central Booking Gallery, New York NY
Family Ties, Curated by Julie Torres & Bonny Leibowitz, 500X Gallery, Dallas TX
New Work City, Curated by Julie Torres, Momenta Art, Brooklyn NY
OPEN (C)ALL: The Artist’s Studio, Gallery at BRIC House, Brooklyn NY
Paperazzi 4, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Sideshow Nation llI, Circle the Wagons, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Benefits:
NURTUREart's Annual Benefit, The Boiler | Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Making History, Arts in Bushwick 2015 Benefit, Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn NY
Momenta Spring Benefit Exhibition, Momenta Art, Brooklyn NY
 
2014
Inhabiting Ten Eyck, Curated by Karin Bravin, Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn NY
COSMS, Dashboard, Atlanta GA
Best Case Scenario, Curated by Jeanne Tremel & Eliot Markell, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn NY
Second Family, Curated by Julie Torres, 2 Rivington, New York NY
Exchange Rates: The Bushwick Expo, Arts in Bushwick, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn NY
Paperazzi 3, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Sideshow Nation ll at the Alamo, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn NY

2013
SO1EO1 — Dennis Congdon, Oliver Herring, and Elizabeth RileyKijidomeBoston MA
dB Visual Artist Series — Rhia Hurt and Elizabeth Riley, Dungeon BeachWilliamsburg NY
Transitions, v.1 (Like an Indefinite State), Associated Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Portraits of Fern, Norte MaarBrooklyn NY
Paperazzi 2, Janet Kurnatowski GalleryBrooklyn NY
Sideshow Nation, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Benefits:
Generations IX:The Red/Pink Show!, A.I.R, Brooklyn NY
NURTUREart's Annual Benefit, Bernarduccci Meisel Gallery, New York NY
 
2012
Martin Bromirski, Rachel LaBine, and Elizabeth Riley, Storefront Bushwick, Brooklyn NY
Salon Exhibition, The Active Space, Brooklyn NY
Art From the Boros, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York NY
Art Snack Registry, Curatorial Project of Krista Saunders, New York NY
Traps, Space 1026, Philadelphia PA
MIC:CHECK (the human mic), Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Benefits:
Momenta Spring Benefit Exhibition, Momenta Art, Brooklyn NY
 
2011
Fiction is Fact, Studio Salon — Curated by David Gibson, featuring Elizabeth Riley, Jonathan Feldschuh and Mark G. Taber, New York NY
VIDEO ALCHEMY — Elizabeth Riley & Jeanne Wilkinson, Creon Gallery, New York NY
Hidden Cities, Woman's Caucus for Art, Juried by Lisa Phillips, Director, New Museum, New Century Gallery, New York NY
Experimenta, Streaming Festival Sixth Edition {The Hague}, Online
New York Group Show, Kianga Ellis Projects, Brooklyn NY
FilmsOnArtists International Art Competition, Rogue|Space, New York NY
IT'S ALL GOOD!!! (Apocalypse now), Sideshow GalleryBrooklyn NY

2010
(solo) OUTSIGHT INN: 28 Solo Projects, Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark NJ
Party Animal, Curatorial Project of Elliot Lessing, at SUGAR in Bushwick, Brooklyn NY
Painting with Pictures, Curated by David Gibson, Savannah Spirit and Asya Geisberg, Casita Gallery, Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, Bronx NY
Jamaica Flux Video Slam, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Jamaica NY
Idle Time/Busy Mind, NURTUREart, Brooklyn NY
Open Portfolio Salon & Exhibition, Chelsea Museum, New York NY
It's a Wonderful Tenth, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg NY

2009
(solo) Elizabeth Riley: Front of the Fair Installation, Pool Art Fair, Wyndham Hotel, New York NY
UNNATURAL ACTS and Other Illicit Thoughts about Nature, BroadThinking Collaborative, Broadway Gallery, New York NY
E32: World Wide Moving Image IV, 5C Cultural Center, New York NY
LiveBox at the 5th International: Directors Lounge, Berlin, Germany
Video On The Monolith, Re-New Digital Arts Forum 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark
Underground City, Divus Unit 30, London, England
Transitions, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport ME
Conjunction, Without Borders Festival VI, University of Maine, Orono ME
Filmideo, Index Art Center, Newark NJ

2008
Around the Coyote Video Lounge, Artropolis, Chicago IL
The Ides of March Biannual, ABC No Rio, New York NY
Art Now Fair, BroadThinking Collaborative, New York NY
New York Experimental, The Tank, New York NY
Optica, International Festival of Vídeo Art, Gijón & Madrid, Spain
MISC Video & Performance, NY Studio Gallery, New York NY
Benefits:
NURTUREart's Annual Benefit, James Cohan Gallery, New York NY

2007
Art Attack, Pool Art Fair, Chelsea Hotel, New York NY
Ocean View, Pool Art Fair, Cavalier Hotel, Miami FL
Impossible Cities: A Utopian Visual Art Exhibition,
Walkabout Theater/Peter Jones Gallery, Chicago IL
FILMIDEO, Red Saw Gallery, Newark NJ
Fluid, Local Project, Queens NY
Pixilerations [v.4], FirstWorksProv Festival, Providence RI

2006
(solo) The Ambulation Project in Chelsea, public realm “renegade” show, New York NY
Neubees, RIDER Project, DUMBO Art Festival, Brooklyn NY
Cannibalized, RIDER Project, Scope New York Art Fair, New York NY
Salon de Expace, AG Gallery, Williamsburg NY
Tired Feet, St Francis College, Brooklyn NY
Benefits:
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Pool Art Fair, New York Academy of Sciences, New York NY
Flux Factory Benefit Show, Long Island City NY

2005
Jump in the Art, Pool Art Fair, Solita SoHo Hotel, New York NY

2004
Borderlands: Four Installations, Visceglia Gallery, Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ
Food, Clothing and Shelter, Onisaburo Gallery,The Interfaith Center of New York, New York NY
Looking In / Looking Out, Paul Mellon Center, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford CT
In the Face of Others, Nurtureart at LMCC (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council), New York NY

2003
(solo) Elizabeth Riley, Pierro Gallery of South Orange, Baird Center, South Orange NJ
Moved by Awe: Emerge 2001, Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark NJ
Analog/Digital, City Without Walls, Newark NJ

2002
(solo) Difference and Equality: Windows on Size, Windows Gallery, Monmouth County Arts Council, Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank NJ
Hallway Installation, PS 122 Gallery, New York NY
A New Take on Art for Art’s Sake, City Without Walls, Newark NJ
Women’s Perspectives, Hudson Guild II/Fulton Center, New York NY
Inner/Outer World, Queens Theatre in the Park, Long Island City NY
Mnemonic: A 9/11 Memorial Exhibition, LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City NY
Unity Canvas Exhibition, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY
Benefits:
www.getluckywithanemergingartist.com, HEREart, New York NY

2001
Out of the Shadows, Marymount Manhattan College, New York NY
Story, Gallery Korea, New York NY
Drawing: Line, Skill, Imagination, Lowe Gallery at Hudson Guild, New York NY
Paperworks, Organization of Independent Artists, New York Law School, New York NY

2000
(solo) Elizabeth Riley, LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City NY
(solo) Elizabeth Riley, Thompson Park Art Exhibit Series, Monmouth County Park System, Lincroft NJ
Intuitive Abstract Painting, William Paterson University, Wayne NJ 
25th Anniversary Exhibition, City Without Walls, Newark NJ
Interiors, Gallery 214, Montclair NJ
Contemporary Art Show 2000, The Kish Galleries, Keyspan Corporate Headquarters, Brooklyn NY

1999
(solo) Elizabeth Riley, Chamot Gallery, Jersey City NJ
Apocalypse 1999, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, New York NY
“Currents” Exhibition, Salute to Women in the Arts, 101 Hudson Street, Jersey City NJ

CURATORIAL

2018
Trill Matrix, Abrazo Interno Gallery, The Clemente, New York NY
Artists include: Nancy Baker, Jaynie Crimmins, Christina Massey, Elizabeth Riley, Christine Romanell, Linda Kamille Schmidt and Etty Yaniv

HONORS

2020

Millay Colony For The Arts (Artist Residency—Austerlitz NY)

2018

Soaring Gardens Artists Retreat (Artist Residency—Lacyville PA)
2017
Heliker-LaHotan Foundation (Artist Residency—Great Cranberry Island ME)
2015-2017
Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy Program, Brooklyn NY (Subsidized studio space in DUMBO)
I-Park Residency (Artist Residency—East Haddam CT) 
2014
BRIC Media Arts Fellowship (BRIC Arts|Media House, Brooklyn NY)
2013
I-Park Residency (Artist Residency—East Haddam CT) 
Anderson Center (Artist Residency—Red Wing MN) 
2011
SIM Residency (Artist Residency—Reykjavik, Iceland) 
2009
Ox-Bow Fall Residency (Artist Residency—Saugatuck MI)
2008
Chashama North (Artist Residency—Pine Plains NY)
2006
Byrdcliffe Art Colony (Artist Residency—Woodstock NY)
2003
Valparaiso Foundation (Artist Residency—Mojácar Playa, Almería Spain)
Atlantic Center for the Arts (Artist Residency—New Smyrna Beach FL)
2000
Aljira Emerge 2001 (Juried program of professional developmental seminars—Newark NJ)
1997
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (Artist Residency—Mount San Angelo, Sweet Briar VA)
1979
Yaddo (Artist Residency—Saratoga Springs NY)


BIBLIOGRAPHY (recent)


Artists on Coping: Elizabeth Riley (interview), Art Spiel, Etty Yaniv, 2020
https://artspiel.org/artists-on-coping-elizabeth-riley/


Mode Shifting: Elizabeth Riley at SL Gallery, Art Critical, John Mendelsohn, 2019

http://www.artcritical.com/2019/08/01/mode-shifting-elizabeth-riley-sl-gallery/


Ribbons Become Space at SL Gallery, Art Spiel, Etty Yaniv, 2019


Elizabeth Riley (interview), Woart, Christina Massey, 2019.


The Thrill of Trill Matrix at The Abrazo Interno Gallery, Clemente Soto Vélez Center, Ante Mag, Audra Lambert, 2019


“Trill Matrix” at The Clemente, Arte Fuse, Johnathan Goodman, 2019


EDUCATION

1983 Hunter College, MFA
1972 Barnard College, BA