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
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