Elisheva Biernoff

Blossom, 2013, Acrylic and oil on 1/32” plywood, 3.5 x 5.5 and 3.5 x 3.5 inches

Women and Redwoods, 2012, Acrylic on 1/32” plywood, 4.25 x 3.125 and 3.25 x 4.5 inches

Couple, 2013, Acrylic on 1/32” plywood, 4.25 x 2.5 and 3.5 x 2.5 inches

Elisheva Biernoff, Reflection, 2012. Oil on 1/32" plywood, acrylic on 1/32" plywood. 2.5 x 2.5 inches, 4.5 x 2.75 inches. 

San Francisco-based artist Elisheva Biernoff will have her first solo exhibition at Eli Ridgway Gallery this month. The show, titled Look Out, will feature new paintings and installations that recapture discarded ephemera. 

The exhibition opens on Saturday, February 2nd, with a reception at 4pm-7pm, and will be on view through March 9. 


Artwork by http://elishevabiernoff.com/ 

The Tools Are in Your Hands
acrylic on galvanized steel, magnets
8’ x 24’
An interactive magnetic painting commissioned for Work in Progress: Considering Utopia, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco. Visitors could create their own scenes by arranging the provided magnets on the painted background.

Photograph by Johnna Arnold.

Elisheva Biernoff, Blossom, 2013. Acrylic and oil on 1/32" plywood. 3.5 x 5.5 and 3.5 x 3.5 inches. 

It’s a busy week as we all return from the hoildays. There are quite a few events including this Friday’s talk with Elisheva Biernoff and Contemporary Jewish Museum Director Lori Starr. Biernoff will speak about her work, including her large-scale installation Approaching Utopia, included in Work in Progress: Considering Utopia, on view through January 20.

The talk begins at 1pm and is free with museum admission. 

Elisheva Biernoff, The Tools Are in Your Hands, proposal drawing, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Eli Ridgway

The exhibition Work in Progress: Considering Utopia opens tomorrow at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. The exhibition features new works by Oded Hirsch, Ohad Meromi, and Elisheva Biernoff which “encourages visitors to consider the concept of utopia both in a Jewish context and from a contemporary perspective that emphasizes community and participation.”

The exhibition will be on view through January 20. 

Elisheva Biernoff, They were here, 2009. Acrylic latex on birch plywood (painting) 8 x 16 ft. Acrylic latex and spray enamel on MDF and plywood (binoculars) 67 x 24 x 24 in. Photo courtesy of ProArts, Oakland, CA

Congratulations to all 2012 SECA finalists, including artists Elisheva Biernoff, Zarouhie Abdalian, Tammy Rae Carland, and Anthony Discenza!

For a full list of SECA finalists, visit SFMOMA’s Open Space Blog


Kadiview interview with Elisheva Biernoff.