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International Design
February 23-March 20, 2010

New Haven, CT

"Something Nice" detail

Elaine Kaufmann, AIG, Exit Art, Your Mother Country Appeals to You

October 23, 2009

America for Sale
is reviewed in

"Selling an America No One Wants to Buy"
by Sarah Wolff

Out of House and Home
curated by Debbie Hesse and Joy Pepe

October 27, 2009-February 5, 2010
Parachute Factory Gallery
New Haven, CT

Parachute Factory Gallery


America for Sale
curated by Herb Tam and Lauren Rosati

October 2-December 19, 2009
Exit Art
475 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY

Artists include: Sung Choi, Nicky Enright, Dominic Gagnon, Elaine Kaufmann, erin Ko, Jess Levey, Abby Manock, Jonathan Matas, Radical Art Initiative, Ryan Roth, TRIIIBE

NYFA Current
features an article about Brainstormers

NYFA current

Flow center for book arts Rocio Aranda-Alvarado

\'flo\ : art, text, new media
curated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado

April 15-June 27, 2009

The Center for Book Arts
28 W 27th Street, Third Floor

ISCP invitation

Picture Parlor: 'Theoretical Practice'
curated by Luigi Fassi

March 6-8, 2009

Artists include: Olivier Babin, Nanna Debois Buhl, Kate Gilmore, Coin Hewitt, Elaine Kaufmann, Eva Kot'atkova, Mores McWreath, Clifford Owens, Sergio Vega


Infinite Possibilities
opening reception: Friday, January 9, 7-9 pm
through February 9, 2009
Momenta Art

359 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Artists include: Mike Asente, Nathan Bennett, Vincent Como, Elaine Kaufmann, Carrie Moyer, Sarah Oppenheimer, Yumi Janairo Roth, Seher Shah, Ruslan Trusewych, and Arnold von Wedemeyer

What Surrounds Us: Finding and Making Home
curated by Rachael Gorchov

January 7-February 11, 2009

Ernest Rubenstein Gallery
197 East Broadway

Artists include: Keliy Anderson-Staley, Monica Carrier, Matthew Cowan, Melissa Cowper-Smith, Julie Glauert, Lee Hunter, Elaine Kaufmann, Michal Pashtan, Saul Robbins, Nicole Tschampel

The Brainstormers are featured in an article in The Brooklyn Rail by Warren Fry.

A Wrinkle in Time
curated by Baseera Khan and Johanna Taylor

September 10-October 18, 2008
BRIC Rotunda Gallery

Opening reception: Wednesday, September 10, 7-9pm

Artists include: Jaishri Abichandani, Jonathan Allen, Daniel Bejar, Ernest Concepcion, Josey Hale, Katarina Jerinic, Elaine Kaufmann, Fawad Khan, Jeesoo Lee, Duke Riley, Sara Ching-Yu Sun, Jason Varone

The Main Event
curated by Trey Edwards and Thomas Seely

June 27th-July 25th
Schroeder Romero Gallery

Opening reception: June 27, 6-8 pm

May 17, 2008

A Day of Collaborative Performance
Bronx Museum of the Arts

Brainstormers collaborates with the Guerrilla Girls:
Together they GET MAD!

April 2008

BRIC Rotunda Gallery
Artist of the Month

check out the article by Johanna Taylor about my work

February 19, 2008

TV Nostalgia
published on ArtCal Zine

a review of the exhibition "Television Delivers People"
at the Whitney Museum

Air Kissing: Contemporary Art About the Art World
organized by Sasha Archibald

November 16-December 17, 2007
Momenta Art

Opening reception: November 16, 6-9pm

Artists include: Alex Bag, Conrad Bakker, Brainstormers, Lizette Kabré with Elmgreen & Dragset, Andrea Fraser & Jeff Preiss, David Hammons, Jason Irwin, Lee Lozano, James Mills, Elena Nemkova, Carl Pope, William Powhida, William Bryan Purcell, Mira Schor, and Amanda Trager.

November 2007

Just published by The Feminist Press:

Volume 35, Numbers 3&4
Women's Study Quarterly
Edited by Dorothy L Hodgson & Ethel C. Brooks

Includes photo essay "Brainstormers and Gender Inequity in the Art World"

     Cover art for Activisms issue of women's studies quarterly published by the feminist press



September 2007

The Go Show can now be viewed on YouTube.

Here are links to several segments:

"Art Star League Draft" from Pop Goes the Artist (at left)
"Relevant Dada" from Goin' Churchin'
"Color Solutions" from There's a Riot Goin' On
"Mythopoets" from Pop Goes the Artist
"Patriotism vs. Terrorism: What's the Difference?" from
      There's a Riot Goin' On

August 21, 2007

Minivan and International Design featured on
Art Fag City's Emerging Artist Summer Series.

April 1 - August 19, 2007

Here and Elsewhere
curated by Erin Riley-Lopez

Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse @ 165th Street

Catalogue with essays by Erin Riley-Lopez and João Ribas

This exhibition included work by 36 artists from the Artist in the Marketplace program:

Bami Adedoyin • Becca Albee • Fanny Allié • Jesse Alpern • Dorthe AlstrupGabriela Alva Cal y MayorJill Auckenthaler
Gail Biederman • Hector CanongeChristine Catsifas • Jillian Conrad • Vince Contarino • Jon Cuyson • Caroline Falby
Tracey Goodman • Patrick Grenier • Emily HallJoseph HartKetta Ioannidou • Elaine Kaufmann • Jayson Keeling • Taeseong Kim
Joseph Maida • Amanda C. Mathis • Amanda Matles • Megan Michalak • Hiroyuki Nakamura • Alison Owen • Chihcheng Peng
David Politzer • Emily Puthoff • Jenna Ransom • Rashanna Rashied-Walker • Jason Reppert • Joseph Eli Tekippe • Will Walker

Brainstormers (l-r Anne Polashenski, Maria Dumlao, Danielle Mysliwiec, and Elaine Kaufmann) after their performance at the Brooklyn Museum in May 2007.

May 5, 2007

Brainstormers after their performance at the Brooklyn Museum.

March 2007

Brainstormers are awarded a grant from the Puffin Foundation to support their upcoming project at the Brooklyn Museum.

Elaine Kaufmann is a co-founder of Brainstormers.


Now available

"Two Bites of a Bitter Sweet" a seven-inch by Bhob Rainey. This album features two subtly beautiful electonic pieces by Rainey. Cover art by Elaine Kaufmann.

Please visit Evolving Ear to order a copy.