BravinLee programs is pleased to present Dahlia Elsayed’s book Perennial Bloom.
Writing and painting are close processes for Dahlia Elsayed, coming in part from her background in writing, as well as her interest in the relationship between language and image. For over a decade, she has been making works that synthesize an internal and external experience of place, connecting the topographical with the psychological. According to Elsayed “My interest in this type of work is personal: for three generations my family has moved from continent to continent due to political and religious persecution. This has fostered a deep curiosity into how story shapes a landscape, and conversely how landscape takes a mythic form in narrative.”
Elsayed’s paintings, prints and artist books have been shown at galleries and art institutions throughout the United States and internationally, including solo exhibitions at Clementine Gallery and the Jersey City Museum and currently in the 12th Cairo Biennale. Elsayed has received awards from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Edward Albee Foundation, Visual Studies Workshop, Women’s Studio Workshop, Headlands Center for the Arts, and The NJ State Council on the Arts. She received her MFA from Columbia University, and lives and works in New Jersey.