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Dahlia Elsayed

picDahlia Elsayed (b. 1969, NY, NY) is an Egyptian-American artist who makes text and image based paintings, prints and installation that connect an internal and external experience of place through visual narratives. Her created landscapes pull from conceptual art, comics, and cartography and provoke dual readings of text and image, allowing image and language to continuously modify each other.

Her work has been exhibited widely including the 12th Cairo Biennale, Robert Miller Gallery, BravinLee Programs and solo exhibitions at The Jersey City Museum and Aljira Center for Contemporary Art. In 2014, The New Jersey State museum exhibited a large, mid-career retrospective of her works on paper. 

Her work is in the public collections of the The Newark Museum, The Zimmerli Museum, Johnson & Johnson Corporation, The US Department of State, amongst others. Dahlia has received awards from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Edward Albee Foundation, Visual Studies Workshop, Women’s Studio Workshop and The NJ State Council on the Arts. She received her MFA from Columbia University and is Associate Professor of Humanities at CUNY LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, NY.

Detours, Quandry, 2015, acrylic on paper, 22″ x 30″
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Close Enough, 2015 acrylic on paper 16″ x 20″
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