Elise Rasmussen received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on a Merit Scholarship (2007) and her BFA with Honours from Ryerson University (2004). Elise is represented by ESP | Erin Stump Projects in Toronto, and her work has been exhibited, performed and screened at international venues including the Brooklyn Museum (NY), CCS Bard Hessel Museum (Annandale-on-Hudson), AC Institute (NY), Night Gallery (LA), Standpoint Gallery (London), Werkschauhalle Gallery (Leipzig), the Chicago Cultural Center (Chicago), ThreeWalls Gallery (Chicago), Galerie Articule (Montreal), Mulherin (NY/Toronto), Gallery TPW (Toronto) and Gallery 101 (Ottawa). She has been written about in publications such as the New Inquiry, Esse Magazine and Art in America and has lectured at SVA (NY), OCAD University (Toronto), the Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago), and Kuva Academy of Fine Arts (Helsinki). Elise is a recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts Project Grant (2014, 2012), Travel Grant (2013) and the Hayward Fellowship from the American Austrian Foundation (2007). She recently completed a residency at the Banff Centre and has upcoming exhibitions at Pioneer Works (NY), Momenta Art (NY) and TRUCK (Calgary). She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.