Born 1952, Boston, Mass. Lives and work in New York, NY.
Elena Sisto's cast of characters includes young painters, mythological heros and heroines, favorite children's fairytale pesonalties, all painted and drawn with a master's sense of light and touch. The Tin Man in this print is at a loss for words, lending a child-like uncertainty to his persona. Selected Solo Exhibitions: 2009: (two person show) Gallery, S.F., CA with Jenny Dubnow; 2008: Katzen Museum of Art, American University, Washington, D.C.; 2004:Littlejohn Contemporary Gallery, New York; 2003:Harrisburg Community College, Rose Lehrman Art Center, Harrisburg, PA
2002:Littlejohn Contemporary Gallery, New York; 2001: Littlejohn Contemporary Gallery, New York; 1999:Maier Museum, Randolph-Macon College, Lynchburg, Virginia; 1998: Littlejohn Contemporary Gallery, New York; 1997: Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina. Selected Group Shows: University of Virginia,Works on Paper, curated Megan Marlatt; Schlesinger and Coleman Bancroft, Oil and Water, NYC curated by Steven Harvey and John Yau; Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, Octet; Sue Scott Gallery, New York, Subverted Genre, curated by Rebecca Mirsky
New York Studio School, Alumni Exhibition, curated by Sean Scully; Hunterdown Museum, Clinton, NJ, Inner Child: Good and Evil in the Garden of Memories, curated by Kristen Accola.
Selected awards and grants: National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist's Fellowship, Academy Museum and School; Yaddo, artist’s fellowship; Peter S. Reed Foundation grant; Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, artist’s fellowship.