Elicia Epstein (she/they) works across a variety of media, from sculpture and installation, to documentary photography and video, publication and collage. The objects and experiences Elicia creates serve as visual, physical and spiritual interventions. She seeks to engage with the communities around her, question the world’s order, and rewrite the narratives that hold it together.

Magic, whimsy and nonsense are essential to her life and art practice.


B. Boston, Massachusetts, 1992

Most recently based in Oakland, California



2015     BA in Studio Art and Media Studies, Pomona College, Claremont, CA

2013     Documentary Photography and Multimedia Storytelling, Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Portland, ME



2019    Casa Lu

            Mexico City, Mexico

2018    Creative Arts Mobility Project Residency

            Northport, Washington

2017    Intern Artist Resident

            Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, Minnesota 

2015    Filmmaker-In-Residence

            Conservation Media Group, Camden, Maine

2014    Summer Experience in the Arts Grant

            Mellon Foundation

2013    Arts Inspiration Grant

            Mellon Foundation                     


2017     “Pictures Without Words” / Strant Magazine    

2016     “Michael Parker’s Steam Work – Interview” /  Juxtapoz Magazine          

2016     “Bruce Conner Comes Home” / Juxtapoz Magazine                                                                                 

2016     Rum Magazine Issue 1  / Rum   

2015     “The Solo Glory” /  Misadventures Magazine      

2014     “Witchcraft – Maine” / The American Guide      

2014     “Life of a Liveaboard” /  Proximity Magazine     

2014     “The Courts at Portland’s Projects” / Bokeh Magazine                                                                    

2014     “Creatures of Habit” / Landlocked photo                                                                                                           

2013     “Rural Life” / The American Guide                                                           


2018    Roller Coast - A Solo Show Adelines Lab, Berkeley, CA

2018    Orium II, Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, CA

2018    Under the Surface, Adelines Lab, Berkeley, CA

2018    Room for Thought with Pacific Rim Sculptors, Space 151, San Francisco, CA (curated by Jack Fischer of the Jack Fischer Gallery)

2018    Left Coast Annual, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA (curated by Claudia Schmuckli, Curator-in-Charge, Contemporary Art and Programming, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)

2017    5th Annual Juried Art Show, Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont, CA (curated by Carin Adams, Associate Curator, Art and Material Culture, Oakland Museum of California, and Jenny Gheith, Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)

2017    Year of the Dog, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA (curated by Amy Owens and Kara Smith of the DiRosa Museum in Napa, CA)

2017    "Rumble Tumble Yonder Bumble" currently on view at Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN

2017    Time to Make Art, Aunt Mary's Cafe, Oakland, CA

2015    Looking at Appalachia Photography Exhibition

2015    Screenings of "Tracing the Pass" documentary:

            The Colonial Theatre (Bethlehem, NH)

            The Tillotson Center for the Arts (Colebrook, NH)

            The Pease Public Library (Plymouth, NH)

2015    Scantron, Chan Gallery, Claremont, CA

2015    Trilateral Arts Show, dA Center for the Arts, Pomona, CA     


2015    Inland (co-curator), Chan Gallery, Claremont, CA     


2015    Picture Books, Duke University Power Plant Gallery, Durham, NC                                                                   


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