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Dahlia Elsayed

Palisades Park, New Jersey

About Dahlia Elsayed

Dahlia Elsayed combines text and imagery to create visually narrative paintings that document internal and external geographies. Her work is informed by poetry, conceptual art, comics and cartography and employs symbols of hard data - text, geologic forms, geographic borders, signs/markers, coastlines, tide schedules - to frame the soft data of the ephemeral. Her paintings, prints, and artist books have been shown at galleries and art institutions throughout the United States and internationally, including the 12th Cairo Biennale, BravinLee Programs, Clementine Gallery, and Aljira Center for Contemporary Art. Her work is in the public collections of The Newark Museum, The Zimmerli Museum, Johnson & Johnson Corporation, and the New Jersey State Museum, amongst others. She received her MFA from Columbia University and lives and works in New Jersey.

Program Participation

Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2013

Painters & Sculptors Grant, 2007