© 2019 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

2019 - 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

2015 - 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

2019 - Art Design Consultants, "Art Comes Alive", Cincinnati, OH

2019 - Fe Gallery, "Pattern and Abstraction", Sacramento, CA

2019 - Art League of Hilton Head, "Biennale", Hilton Head Island, SC

2019 - 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)         

2018 - O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, "Bay Area Women Artists", Mill Valley, CA           

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

2018 - 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)

2017 - Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional Semi-Finals, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA

2017 - O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, "The Essence of Water", Mill Valley, CA           

           (Jurors: Kay Carlson & Stephen Ehret, artists)

2017 - Mills Pond Gallery, "The Color of Night", St. James, NY          

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

2017 - O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, "Bay Area Women Artists", Mill Valley, CA           

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

2017 - SFWA Gallery, "Abstracted", San Francisco, CA
           (Juror: Mary Mocus, Mocus Group Art Consultants, San Francisco, CA)

2017 - Marin County Fair, Fine Art Exhibition, San Rafael, CA

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

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

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

2016 - O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, "Bay Area Women Artists", Mill Valley, CA
           (Jurors: Donna Seager & Suzanne Gray, Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA)

2016 - Marin County Fair, Fine Art Exhibition, San Rafael, CA (Jurors: Barbara Fortier, Terra Firma
           Gallery; Sandra Speidal, artist/instructor; Berenice Happe Iriks, artist)

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

2016 - 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)

2015 - 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)

2010 - 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

2019 - 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

2018 - San Ramon Valley Conference Center, “Patterns in Nature”, San Ramon, CA

           (Curated by Slate Art Consulting)

2018 - Lymelight Foundation, "Dart for Art", San Mateo, CA

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

2017 - UCSF Women's Health Center, "Serenity", San Francisco, CA
           (Curated by Matt McKinley, McKinley Art Solutions)

2017 - Ruby Living, "Landscapes", Mill Valley, CA

2017 - Desta Gallery, two-person show: "East West Rhythmical Harmony", San Anselmo, CA

2017 - Lymelight Foundation, "Dart for Art", San Mateo, CA

2017 - Studio Gallery, "Night Light", San Francisco, CA

2017 - O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA

2016 - Toadfish Gallery, Sausalito, CA

2016 - Gallery 111, "Off The Wall", Sausalito, CA

2016 - Marin Open Studios Preview Gallery, Greenbrae, CA

2016 - ICB Building, "Marin Open Studios", Sausalito, CA

2015 - Google Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015 - Studio Gallery, “Tiny”, San Francisco, CA

2015 - Gallery 111, “Migration”, Sausalito, CA

2015 - San Ramon Valley Conference Center, “Bay Lights”, San Ramon, CA

           (Curated by Slate Art Consulting)

2015 - Marin Open Studios Preview Gallery, Greenbrae, CA

2015 - ICB Building, “Marin Open Studios”, Sausalito, CA

2015 - Studio Gallery, “City Streets”, San Francisco, CA

2015 - Studio Gallery, “Terrain”, San Francisco, CA

2014 - Gallery 111, “Beyond the Mask", Sausalito, CA

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

2014 - Gallery 305, Mill Valley, CA

2014 - Marin Open Studios Preview Gallery, Greenbrae, CA

2014 - ICB Building, Marin Open Studios, Sausalito, CA

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

2010 - SOMArts Gallery, “Art Launch”, San Francisco, CA

2010 - Artist Xchange Gallery, “Layers of Abstraction”, San Francisco, CA

2010 - 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

2018 - Top 25 Featured Artist for Marin Open Studios (Juror: Renee Baldocchi, former Director of
           Programs, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.)

2018 - Creative Quarterly, No. 49-50, Fine Art Winner 

2017 - Marin Magazine, May 2017 Issue - Cover finalist

2017 - Special Sponsored Award, Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA

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

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

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

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

1982 - Merit Scholar for Fine Arts, Bank of America, Los Angeles, CA

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

 

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