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Elise Swain is a visual artist and documentary photographer from Sarasota, Florida. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Upon graduation, she was the recipient of the Brian Weil Memorial Award from SVA for recognition of social activism through art. In 2015 she received the Anthony M. Ruotolo Photojournalism Award from PMDA. She lives in New York City.
2011-2015 Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography, School of Visual Arts, New York City, USA.
2011 Pre-College Program in Fine Arts, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida, USA.
‘War on War’ First Floor Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe.
‘2015 Thesis Exhibition’ SVA Gallery East 21st St, New York City.
‘‘SPACE,’ in Testbed1 at The Doodle Bar, London.
‘Mentors 2015’ SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York City.
‘Bare Witness,’ Starr Street Studios during Bushwick Open Studios, New York City.
‘1.168,’ SVA Gallery at 214 West 21st Street, New York City.
AWARDS AND GRANTS
‘Brian Weil Memorial Award’ recipient.
Anthony M Ruotolo Award from PMDA for Social Activism through Photography.
Amazon Fashion Studio Sessions - Winner: Best Womenswear, SVA Womenswear Team.