Elaine Kaufmann
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Elaine Kaufmann is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received an M.F.A. in Painting from Hunter College in 2004 and an M.A. in English Literature from San Francisco State University in 1998. She has also studied at the Frank Mohr Instituut in Groningen, Netherlands.

Kaufmann’s work examines contemporary media in order to comment on social phenomena. By appropriating images and texts, she seeks to expose the ways in which newspapers and magazines disguise an unspoken agenda. Her work has been shown in a range of galleries and museums, including the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Brooklyn Museum, Momenta Art, Schroeder Romero Gallery, and Rotunda Gallery. She also has an ongoing interest in challenging the political structure of the art world and has pursued alternative venues including cable access television, activist public interventions, and the Internet.

Kaufmann was awarded an Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) residency from the Bronx Museum and an Independent Project Grant from Artists Space. In 2007, a collaborative project, Brainstormers, was awarded a grant from the Puffin Foundation.


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