2004 M.F.A. Painting, Hunter
is no Plan B
2003 Exchange program, Frank Mohr
Instituut, The Netherlands
2000 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Painting, San Francisco Art Institute,
1998 M.A. English Literature, San Francisco State University, CA
Literary Games and the Indeterminacy of Meaning in The Crying of Lot
49, Hopscotch, and Lolita
1991 A.B. English Literature, College of the Holy Cross, MA
Exhibitions, Screenings, and Projects
2011 Shades of Gray: Drawings in Graphite, University of Mary Washington Galleries, Fredericksburg, VA
Real Time, Dana Women Artist Series, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (upcoming solo Brainstormers
2010 International Design, Artspace, New Haven, CT (solo exhibition)
Yet Another Roadside Attraction, billboard project, Richmond, VA
2009 America for Sale, Exit Art, New York, NY
Out of House and Home, Parachute Factory Gallery, New Haven, C
Infinite Possibilities, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
Picture Parlor: ‘Theoretical Practice’, ISCP, Brooklyn, NY
What Surrounds Us: Finding
and Making Home, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, New York, NY
\'flō\: art, text, new media, Center for Book
Arts, New York, NY (catalogue)
The Center Show, LGBT Center, New York, NY*
Main Event, Schroeder Romero Gallery, New York, NY*
A Day of Collaborative
Performance, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY*
and Elsewhere, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY (catalogue)
Kissing: Contemporary Art about the Art World, Momenta Art, Brooklyn,
NY (traveled to the Arcadia University
Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
You Scene and Herd?, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY (performance)*
BAC 41st International
Film and Video Festival, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY (screening)*
2006 The “F” Word Zine Project, The Andy Warhol
Museum, Pittsburgh, PA*
How Good Are You?,
New York, NY (performance outside the Armory Show)*
Factory 1241, Philadelphia, PA (screening)*
aut for one, The
Event Center, Brooklyn, NY (screening)*
2005 Atopia: Found moments
at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (treasure hunt/museum guide
to visitors attending MoMA’s
free admission evening)
Point, Queens, NY
(performance outside PS1 Contemporary Art Center)*
Go Show, BCAT in Brooklyn and MNN in Manhattan (aired monthly Jan–Jun)*
2004 There is no Plan B,
M.F.A. thesis exhibition, Times Square Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
* indicates a collaborative project.
Awards and Grants
2007 Puffin Foundation Grant*
2006 Artist in the Marketplace Residency, Bronx Museum of the Arts
2005 Artists Space Independent Project Grant
2003 Scholarship from Hunter College for study in the Netherlands
2002 William Graf Travel Grant from Hunter College for research in
Atopia. 2005. Artist’s
book. 8 printed cards bound with string (artist's book).
and Gender Inequity in the Art World,"Women Studies Quarterly,
Fall/Winter 2007 (co-author).
Brainstormers Report: Scene and Herd*, Vol.
2, May 2007. 12 pages (co-author).
Brainstormers Report: Gallery Guide*, Vol.
1, March 2006. 8 pages (co-author).
“The Cutting Edge and the Corporate Agenda," Women and Environments. Fall/Winter 2006: 57+ (co-author).
Minivan. 2006. 36 hand-sewn
pages with photographs and haiku (artist’s book).
Reviews and Articles
Allen, Greg. "Elaine
Kaufmann's Minivan." 2007. daddytypes. 24 Aug.
Davis, Ben. “White
Walls, Glass Ceiling.” 2007. Artnet. 12 Mar. 2007.
Fallon, Roberta. “Greater
than what.” 2005. Artblog. 15 Mar. 2005.
Fry, Warren. “The
Brainstormers.” The Brooklyn Rail, Nov 2008.
Johnson, Paddy. “Emerging
Artist Summer Series: Elaine Kaufmann.” 2007. Art Fag City.
21 Aug. 2007.
McDonough, Yona Zeldis. "On Being Brainstormers," NYFA Current 25 July 2009.
Robinson, Walter. “Artists
Protest ‘Greater New York’.” 2005. Artnet. 15 Mar.
Smallenburg, Sandra. “Blijven
turven: Een nieuwe feministische lente in de beeldende kunst.”
NRC Handelsblad. 11 May
Taylor, Johanna. “April
Artist of the Month: Elaine Kaufmann.” 4 Apr. 2008.
Taylor, Kate. “Feminist
Art Goes Back Under the Lens.” The New York Sun, 2-4
Mar. 2007: 19.
Wolff, Sarah. “Selling An America No One Wants To Buy,” Forbes, 23 Oct. 2009.
Zimmer, Amy. “Women Protest at PS1’s Art Show.” Metro,
14 Mar. 2005: 1+.