BIO

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Elisa Schwalm completed her M.F.A. in Photography and Related Media at Parsons the New School for Design in 2011. She received her B.F.A. in Image Arts: Photography from Ryerson University, in addition to a B.A. in Psychology from Queens University. She. Her work explores a multitude of issues relating to nature, history, man and the landscape. Her photographs have been exhibited and published throughout the US, Canada and France.

CURRICULUM VITAE

education

Master of Fine Art (Photography), Parsons The New School 2011
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Photography), Ryerson University 2008
Post Graduate Diploma (Digital Media), George Brown College 2004
Certificate of Photography, Speos Photographic Institute 2002
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Health), Queens University 2000

solo exhibitions

2008

Solitude, Ryerson IMA 3rd Floor Gallery, Toronto, Canada

group exhibitions

2011

The Dark Side: Night Photography, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Parsons MFA Photography Group Exhibition, Represented at Pingyao International Photography Festival Pingyao, China

2011 MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition, Aronson Gallery, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, USA

Summer Open Studio, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, USA

Speos 25th Anniversary Group Exhibition Paris & Arles, France

Work In Progress: MFA Photography, Parsons Festival, New York, USA

Spring Open Studio, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, USA

2010

Urban Landscape, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

NYC Dance Machine: Music & Photography, Lit Lounge, New York, USA

Fall Open Studio, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, USA

Double Vision, The Case, New York, USA

Summer Open Studio, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, USA

Spring Open Studio, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, USA

2009

Fall Open Studio, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, USA

Tech Show, Parsons School of Design, New York, USA

Summer Open Studio, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, USA

Contact Show, Ben Navaee Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2008

Group Show, Ben Navaee Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Maximum Exposure, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Canada

2007

Ryerson Gallery Holiday Show, Toronto, Canada

Crystal Ballroom, Art in the Halls @ 401 Richmond, Toronto, Canada

True and False, Niagara Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Maximum Exposure, Image Arts Building, Toronto, Canada

Documentary Media, Ryerson Image Arts Building, Toronto, Canada

3rd Year Show, Ryerson Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2006

Ryerson Gallery Holiday Show, Toronto, Canada

Human Figure, Ryerson Image Arts Building, Toronto, Canada

Maximum Exposure, Image Arts Building, Toronto, Canada

publications

MFA Photography Thesis Exhibition, Exhibition Catalog
(to download: http://photo.parsons.edu/mfa/2011_MFA_Catalog_WEB.pdf)
Urban Landscape, Exhibition Catalog, 1650 Gallery
In View: an MFA in Process, 2009
“Nine”, Photographic Book, 2007
Toronto Fashion Week Ad, Flare Magazine, March 2004
Photo Ed Magazine, Fall 2003
Toronto Star, fashion section October 2002
Toronto Fashion Week Ad, Flare Magazine, April 2002
ITM Makeup School Newsletter, Spring 2002
Chardon Savard Design School Catalogue 2001-2002