IZI Oakhill Dr.
Oxford, OH 45056 U.S.A.
Elise was born in
Bloomington, Indiana in 1970. Her first memories
are of creating artwork, and she has been making
art ever since. She went to Miami University, in
Oxford, Ohio, and received a B.F.A. in Jewelry/Metals
and Painting, in 1993. She was a jeweler for two
years, and then started graduate work at Purdue
University, in Jewelry/Metals for one year.
Purdue didnít have an M.F.A. program, so Elise
transferred to Kent State University, and
received her M.F.A. in Jewelry/Metals there in
She has shown her
work fervently in juried and invitational
exhibitions nationally and internationally,
including shows at the Miami University Art
Museum, Wayne Art Center, in Pennsylvania,
Velvet da Vinci Gallery, in California,
Decorative Arts Museum, in Arkansas, Ohio Crafts
Museum, and Target Gallery, in Virginia, and she
won third place in the Elvis Week 2002
Exhibition, at Graceland, in Memphis, Tennessee.
She received several travel grants to go to
Greece in 2003, in order to do research on metal
effigies found in churches there. Her work has
always been figurative and humorous, and for the
past years, has focused on the subject of twins,
as a metaphor for relationships.