© 2020 by Elizabeth H. Geisler. 

About

Elizabeth H. Geisler

 

Elizabeth Geisler is a California painter with a background in printmaking, photography, music, and film.  Her work hangs in private collections across the United States and shows in galleries nationwide.  She began painting at a young age, and while still in high school, was awarded a life drawing scholarship to the Otis College of Art and Design. In college she studied both visual arts and mass communications, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from UCLA.  She continued her art studies at the San Francisco Art Institute, Barnsdall Art College, and the City College of San Francisco.

 

Before returning to work full time as a painter, Geisler had a varied career in the entertainment industry and the corporate world.  In Los Angeles, she worked in production at Entertainment Tonight, as a writer and editor for American Film magazine, and in the Story Development Department at the William Morris talent agency.  Geisler then moved to San Francisco for a career in investor relations and corporate communications, using her writing and visual arts skills to market companies to investors and the general public.

 

Best known for her paintings of water and nightscapes, Geisler has a special affinity for light, shadow and reflection. Geisler’s water reflection paintings range from photorealistic to semi-abstract. Up close, the color use and brushwork read as abstraction, but from a distance, they blend into a more representational depiction. She often uses intense colored underpaintings that show through in varying degrees in the finished piece, which provides an added depth to her paintings.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2019   Throckmorton Theatre, "Fluid Thoughts", Mill Valley, CA

           Homestead Valley Community Center, "Pause and Reflect", Mill Valley, CA

2018   Mill Valley Community Center, "The Ripple Effect", Mill Valley, CA

           Abode Marin, "Ebb & Flow", Larkspur, CA

2016   Tiburon Peninsula Club, Tiburon, CA

2015   The Gail Van Dyke Atrium Gallery, Greenbrae, CA

           Belvedere-Tiburon Library, “Water Patterns”, Tiburon, CA

2015   McGuire Real Estate, Mill Valley, CA

2010   Belvedere-Tiburon Library, “Above and Below”,Tiburon, CA

 

JURIED EXHIBITIONS:

2019   Arc Gallery, "Bridge to Abstraction", San Francisco, CA

           Art Design Consultants, "Art Comes Alive", Cincinnati, OH

           Fe Gallery, "Pattern and Abstraction", Sacramento, CA

           Art League of Hilton Head, "Biennale", Hilton Head Island, SC

           Blue Line Arts, “79th Crocker-Kingsley Biennial Competition”, Roseville, CA

           (Juror: David Pagel, contributing art critic, Los Angeles Times and art professor, Claremont
           Graduate University)

2018   Marin Community Foundation, "Marin Open Studios 25th Anniversary Group Exhibition,"
           Novato, CA  (Curated by Micah LeBrun, MCF and 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA)         

           O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, "Bay Area Women Artists", Mill Valley, CA           

           (Jurors: Donna Seager & Suzanne Gray, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA)

           Marin Society of Artists, "Fresh Art", San Rafael, CA

           (Juror: Chester Arnold, artist)

2017   Triton Museum of Art, "Salon at the Triton", Santa Clara, CA

            (Jurors: Cherri Lakey & Brian Eder, co-proprietors of Anno Domini Gallery, San Jose, CA)

           Joyce Gordon Gallery, Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional Semi-Finals, Oakland, CA

           O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, "The Essence of Water", Mill Valley, CA           

           (Jurors: Kay Carlson & Stephen Ehret, artists)

           Mills Pond Gallery, "The Color of Night", St. James, NY          

           (Juror: Tim Newton, Chairman of the Board, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY)

           O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, "Bay Area Women Artists", Mill Valley, CA           

           (Jurors: Donna Seager & Suzanne Gray, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA)

           SFWA Gallery, "Abstracted", San Francisco, CA
           (Juror: Mary Mocus, Mocus Group Art Consultants, San Francisco, CA)

           Marin County Fair, Fine Art Exhibition, San Rafael, CA

           (Jurors: Donna DeLaBriandais,artist; Edmund Ian Grant, artist; Berenice Happe Iriks, artist)

2016   The Midway, Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional Semi-Finals, San Francisco, CA

           SFWA Gallery, "Artist Choice", San Francisco, CA
           (Juror: Matt McKinley, McKinley Art Solutions, San Francisco, CA)

           O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, "Bay Area Women Artists", Mill Valley, CA
           (Jurors: Donna Seager & Suzanne Gray, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA)

           Marin County Fair, Fine Art Exhibition, San Rafael, CA (Jurors: Barbara Fortier, Terra Firma
           Gallery; Sandra Speidal, artist/instructor; Berenice Happe Iriks, artist)

           Falkirk Galleries, "Spring Inspiration 2016 Open Juried Exhibition, San Rafael, CA

           Pacific Art League, “Fur, Feathers and Fins”, Palo Alto, CA

           (Juror: Stephanie Amon, gallery curator)

2015   Blue Line Arts, “Crocker-Kingsley Biennial Competition”, Roseville, CA

           (Juror: Gregory Kondos, artist)

           Sebastopol Center for the Arts, “Wetlands: ever changing waters, land and life”,

           Sebastopol, CA, (Juror: Chester Arnold, artist)

2011   Pacific Art League, “Scapes”, National Competition & Exhibition, Palo Alto, CA

           (Juror: Maria Medua, director, SF Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery at Fort Mason),

2010   Pacific Art League, “Painting Only”, National Competition & Exhibition, Palo Alto, CA

           (Juror: Charles Hespe, Hespe Gallery, San Francisco, CA)

           Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, “Private Eyes: Artists’ Visions”, Novato, CA,

           (Juror: Andrea Schwartz, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA)

 

GROUP SHOWS:

2019   Simon Brietbard Fine Arts, "Annual Trunk Show", San Francisco, CA

           Lymelight Foundation, "Dart for Art", San Mateo, CA

2018   Simon Brietbard Fine Arts, "Annual Trunk Show", San Francisco, CA

           Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club, "Marin Masters", Mill Valley, CA

           San Ramon Valley Conference Center, “Patterns in Nature”, San Ramon, CA

           (Curated by Slate Art Consulting)

           Lymelight Foundation, "Dart for Art", San Mateo, CA

2017   Simon Brietbard Fine Arts, "Annual Trunk Show", San Francisco, CA

           UCSF Women's Health Center, "Serenity", San Francisco, CA
           (Curated by Matt McKinley, McKinley Art Solutions)

           Ruby Living, "Landscapes", Mill Valley, CA

           Desta Gallery, two-person show: "East West Rhythmical Harmony", San Anselmo, CA

           Lymelight Foundation, "Dart for Art", San Mateo, CA

           Studio Gallery, "Night Light", San Francisco, CA

           O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

2016   Toadfish Gallery, Sausalito, CA

           Gallery 111, "Off The Wall", Sausalito, CA

2015   Google Gallery, San Francisco, CA

           Studio Gallery, “Tiny”, San Francisco, CA

           San Ramon Valley Conference Center, “Bay Lights”, San Ramon, CA

           (Curated by Slate Art Consulting)

           Studio Gallery, “City Streets”, San Francisco, CA

           Studio Gallery, “Terrain”, San Francisco, CA

2014   Studio Gallery, “Tiny”, San Francisco, CA

           Gallery 305, Mill Valley, CA

2010   Jellyfish Gallery, San Francisco Open Studios, San Francisco, CA

           SOMArts Gallery, “Art Launch”, San Francisco, CA

           Artist Xchange Gallery, “Layers of Abstraction”, San Francisco, CA

           Artist Xchange Gallery, “Views of the City”, San Francisco, CA

 

AWARDS, HONORS & PUBLICATIONS:

2019   Creative Quarterly, No. 54, Fine Art Winner 

2018   Marin Magazine, May 2018 Issue - Cover Contest Winner

           Top 25 Featured Artist for Marin Open Studios (Juror: Renee Baldocchi, former
           Director of Programs, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.)

           Creative Quarterly, No. 49-50, Fine Art Winner 

2017   Marin Magazine, May 2017 Issue - Cover finalist

           Marin County Fair, Special Sponsored Award

2016   "Nature Inspired: Autumn", writing & art anthology

2016   SFWA Gallery, Juror's Choice Award, "Artist Choice"
           (Juror: Matt McKinley, McKinley Art Solutions, San Francisco, CA)

2010   Pacific Art League, Juror's Award, “Painting Only”, National Competition & Exhibition,

           (Juror: Charles Hespe, Hespe Gallery, San Francisco, CA)

1982   Bank of America, Merit Scholar for Fine Arts

1981   Otis College of Art and Design, Life-drawing Scholarship

 

EDUCATION:

1986               BA, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, University of California at Los Angeles

1987 - 2010    Continuing Art Education: San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA; City College                          of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Barnsdall Art College, Los Angeles, CA