born 1977 . Edmonton, Canada | resides in New York, USA
Elise Rasmussen received her BFA from Ryerson University (2004) and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2007) where she was awarded a full tuition Merit Scholarship. She has exhibited in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Austria and Germany. Elise is represented by ESP | Erin Stump Projects in Toronto and recent exhibitions include the Brooklyn Museum and the CCS Bard Hessel Museum. Her works explore topics as diverse as female piracy and the Strait of Gibraltar, the Beothuk and fishery of Newfoundland, feminism and misogyny in Ancient Greece, the relationship between salt and love, and how art makes people sick. She is currently working on a project investigating the mythologies within the work and biography of Ana Mendieta with the help of a Visual Arts Project Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.