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Elaine M. Erne


  • MFA  Tyler School of Art, Temple University
  • BFA Carnegie Mellon University
  • Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, NY
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA


Recent Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions: 
  • Drawing Strength, Bahdeebahdu Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2014.
  • 115th Fleisher Faculty Exhibition, Fleisher Art Museum, July/August, 2013
  • First annual Members Show, Ice Box at The Crane Building, 2013
  • The Eye of the Beholder: The Art of the Found Object, Group Exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD, 2013. 
  • Mr. Bunny Misses His Friends, Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia, PA, 2011
  • Elaine M. Erne: Drawings and Prints, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, 2009
  • Mr. Bunny and Friends, Nexus, Foundation for Today’s Arts, Philadelphia PA, 2007 
  • The Lives and Traumas of Stuffed Animals, BahdeeBahdu Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2007
  • Wind Challenge Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA, 2007 
  • Community Gallery Solo Series Exhibition, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA, 2006 
  • Dene M. Louchheim Faculty Fellowship Solo Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA, 2004

Group Exhibitions: 

  • Alienation: The World As It Is Or Should Be. National Juried Exhibition. Loading Dock Gallery, Lowell, MA. August 31 - September 25, 2016. Reception: Saturday, September 10, 5-7pm

  • Selected Cheltenham Printers Guild, Legends Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (September)

  • Aberration, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA (September)

  • 11th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Axis Gallery,Sacramento, CA (August)

  • Printmakers Guild, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA (June)

  • Five Printmakers, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA May 9 - 20, 2016

  • 10th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich, Connecticut April 14, 2016 through May 19, 2016

  • Cheltenham Printmakers Guild East Wing of the Rotunda (PA State Capital Building) Harrisburg, PA March 1 - March 26, 2016

  • A Celebration of Color Dupree Gallery Philadelphia, PA March 5 - May 7 Opening reception March 5, 6-9pm

  • Currents 2016: Do You Hear What I Hear? A.I.R. Gallery Brooklyn, NY March 17 - April 18 Opening reception: March 17, 6-8pm

  • The Woodmere Annual: 74th Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Museum, Philadelphia, PA, June 27 - September 7, 2015
  • 10th Biennial International Miniature Print Competition 2015, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT, June 7 – August 30, 2015
  • The Mark On the Wall: A Juried Exhibition of Works On Paper, Bloomsburg University Greenly Art Gallery, Bloomsburg, PA, June 4 - 30, 2015
  • DARK National Juried Exhibition, Arc Studio & Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2014
  • Let This Be A Sign, Print Exchange 2014, 7 Dunham Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2014
  • 116 Annual Faculty Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA, 2014
  • EAS at the PMA, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, 2014
  • MAKING OUR MARK: PHILADELPHIA PRINTMAKERS, The Avenue Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2014.
  • Branching Out, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT, February, 2014
  • One Last Look, Second State Press, Philadelphia, January, 2014
  • Holy Daze – A Group Exhibition, The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA, 2013
  • Almost Three Years of Printmaking, Recitation Gallery, University of Delaware, DE, 2013
  • Member's Show, Second State Press, Inliguid, PPC, Icebox Project, Philadelphia, PA, 2013
  • Portraits in Print, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT, 2013
  • Woman of All Colors, Liz Long Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2013
  • Second State, Second Edition, Metropolitan Gallery 250, Philadelphia, PA, 2013
  • TechKnowledge, Holy Family University Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2012
  • First Amendment Show, Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2012
  • Heart Prints, Roberts Gallery, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA, 2012
  • Second State Portfolio Exchange Exhibition, Crane Building, Philadelphia, PA, 2012
  • Ground Play, Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia, PA, 2010
  • The One Fifty/One Fifty Show, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA, 2010
  • The Extra-Dimensional Printmaking Invitational, Nexus, Foundation with Today’s Art, Philadelphia, PA, 2010
  • Impressions: Exploring Printmaking in the 21st Century, Penn Charter School, Philadelphia, PA, 2010


Recent Activities

  • Bookmaking residency at Chester A. Arthur School with the PCCY's Picasso Project.

  • Website of the printmakers collaborative that I co-founded:

  • In the Fall 2014 semester Elaine will be working with faculty members from the Fleisher Art Memorial and the Thomas Jefferson University in their new drawing program for medical students. T
  • Co-founder of the newly formed Star Wheel Printers, a collective that aims to support, promote, and share printmaking with the artists and the communities of Philadelphia. 
  • Artist Residency: Community Partnerships in the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, January - March 2014
  • Interviewed by InLiquid for a featured artist blog
  • Juror: Annual Juried Student Show, Art & Art History Department, Franklin and Marshal College, Lancaster, PA, 2012
  • Curator: Nexus Alumni Invitational, Celebrating 35 Years of Art, Nexus, Philadelphia, PA, 2010


Awards & Fellowships

  • Juror's Award in Loading Dock Gallery's Alienation: The World As It Is Or Should Be National Juried Exhibition.

  • Juror's Choice Award, Eye of the Beholder, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD, 2013
  • Career Development Fellowship, The Center for Emerging Visual Artist, Philadelphia, PA, 2003-05 
  • Dene M. Louchheim Faculty Fellowship, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA, 2004
  • Affiliations: NEXUS, Foundation for Today's Art, Philadelphia, PA 2005 - present