Elisa Decker


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Elisa Decker
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Elisa Decker received a B.F.A., summa cum laude from the Maryland Institute of Art. She has exhibited extensively since 1975 and has work in the permanent collections of Pfizer Inc., Peter Hay Halpert, International Art Studio, Valievo, Altos de Chavon, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado and in many private collections. Ms. Decker is an exhibiting member of Professional Women Photographers (PWP). In 2008, her work was featured in PWP magazine’s March/June Issue XXV. She leads art tours for the Brooklyn section of NCJW and Context Travel, has been an adjunct instructor in drawing at CUNY-BMCC since 2006 and a reviewer for Art in America magazine since 2004. In March 2010, a solo show of Decker’s photographs was held at the Gallery of the Manhattan Borough President’s Office in New York City. The Ultimate Eye Foundation selected her photograph, “Cursive Indigo” for “Waking Dreams” at Peninsula Museum of Art, Calif. (2008). She received a cash award for “Incognito” in a juried show at Kauffman Gallery, Shippensburg University, PA (2008). A 30-year survey of Decker’s photographs, paintings and drawings was on view Oct 8-Nov 8, 2005 at the Westbeth Gallery, NYC. Ms. Decker was awarded a 2003 Camargo Foundation grant and residency in Cassis France, which was followed by a solo exhibition of her photographs at Pfizer in 2004. Other fellowships include the MacDowell Colony, the Millay Colony, I-Park, Fundacion Valparaiso, Altos de Chavon, Chateau de Rochefort-en-Terre, Chateau de Lesvault, Fondation Karolyi, Ragdale Foundation, William Allen White Cabin, Villa Montalvo Ctr for the Arts and Ossabaw Island.