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University of Memphis, Studio Art — Portland State University, Linguistics/Russian Language Studies

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Selected Works

151, 2018-12, There is one story and one story only, oil on linen, 60×90″

150, 2018-12, ANIMVS·SVMMISSVS, oil on linen, 60×90″

149, 2018-12, SACRIFICIVM, oil on linen, 60×90″

148, 2018-08, Begjær/”Peer” og Seterjentene (Lust) , oil on linen, 82×90″ (detail, 2)

140, 2018-03, Gold, oil on linen, 60×90″

136, 2018-01, Montagne d’Or, oil on linen, 60×90″ (detail)

135, 2017-11, Concerning the Heavy Handed Use of Symbols, oil on linen, 60×90″ (detail)

132, 2017-11, Island, oil on panel, 24×36″ (detail)

131, 2017-10, Shouting at the Ground, oil on panel, 27×40″ (detail)

130, 2017-07, La Victoria, oil on panel, 27×40″ (detail)

123, 2017-03, Helping people to achieve their potentialities., oil on linen, 60×90″ (detail)

122, 2017-02, Я иду с мечем, судия, oil on linen, 60×90″ (detail, 2)

122, 2017-01, Все красиво (Everything is Beautiful), oil on linen, 60×90″ (detail, 2)

120, 2016-05, Блис Белай, oil on linen, 60×90″ (detail, 2, 3)

111, 2012-01, Violet, oil on panel, 16×20″

105, 2010-11, Lyre Plyre, oil on panel, 17.5×23.5″

101, 2010-04, Heidi, oil on panel, 18×24″

99, 2010-04, Marianna, graphite on paper, 16×20″

97, 2009-12, Present, oil on panel, 56×42″ (detail)

93, 2009-10, Julia, oil on panel, 20×30″

92, 2009-10, Vanitas, oil on panel, 18×20″

88, 2009-09, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, oil on panel, 58×90″ (detail)

83, 2008-11, Evening star, oil on panel, 30×56″

77, 2008-05, The Cure Within, oil on panel, 14×20″

76, 2008-05, Rachel Cupo, oil on panel, 24×30″ (detail)

71, 2008-03, Vulcan berimbau, oil on panel, 19×40″

67, 2007-12, Belle, oil on panel, 18×24″

63, 2007-08, Artemis, oil on panel, 60×60″ (detail)

62, 2007-05, This kingdom by the sea, oil on panel, 18×18″

61, 2007-05, Montagne d’Or, oil on panel, 14×22″

59, 2007-03, My Rosy Monique, oil on panel, 16×20″

58, 2007-03, Eurydice, oil on panel, 40×37″

57, 2007-02, Pink snow, oil on panel, 44×42″

53, 2006-04, Khloris, oil on panel, 36×60″

49, 2005-07, Chinese box, oil on panel, 24×48″

46, 2004-10, Where the moon goes, oil on panel, 18×24″

45, 2004-09, Double flowering plum, oil on panel, 17×23″

17, 2001-10, Ruth, oil on panel, 18×24″ (detail)

3, 1998-03, Rachel, oil on panel, 18×24″

2, 1998-03, Elizabeth S., oil on panel, 18×24″

Honors

Educator-Lecturer, 2018, lecture series, “Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Draftsmanship”, The People’s Colloquium, Portland, OR

Artist-in-Residence, 2009 – 2010, 2016, 2017, Splendorporium, Portland, OR

Artist-in-Residence, 1996, 1997, Overton High for Creative and Performing Arts, Memphis, TN

University of Memphis, 1993 – 1995, 4-year Fine Art Merit Scholarship

1992 Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts, MTSU

Selected Exhibitions

August 2018, The Seven Deadly Sins, group show, Splendorporium, Portland, OR.

November 2017, Self Care, group show, Ford Gallery, Portland.

October 2017, Value Test I, solo show, Portland.

July 2012, obj≠ction — Gender, Sex, Law, and Social Change, group show, Lewis & Clark College, Portland.

December 2010, Insolitus: Suda, Cifuentes, Wall, Skotia Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

July 2010, Naked, group show, Skotia Gallery, Santa Fe.

June 2010, Elliott Wall, solo show, Splendorporium, Portland.

June 2010, Two of a Kind, group show, Froelick Gallery, Portland.

February 2010, Erotic Art, group show, Beet gallery, Portland.

September 2009, Elliott Wall and Andy Paiko, group show, Splendorporium, Portland.

August 2006 – June 2009, (Various), Manette Gallery, Portland.

December 2008, Puddletown, group show, Compound Gallery, Portland.

May 2008, Buckwheat & Grits, solo show, Carr Gallery, Idaho Falls, ID.

June 2006, Alien, group show, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland.

October 2005, Eyes Follow You, solo show, Concrete, Portland.

July 2005, Taste, group show, Thomson-Peterson, San Francisco, CA.

January 2005, Something of Our Common Feeling, group show, Delta Axis, Memphis, TN.

November 1998, Jean-Luc Godard, group show, Hideaway, Memphis.

May 1998, solo show, Edge Gallery, Memphis.

September 1994, group show, University of Memphis Gallery.

Press

Vous n’aurez pas la peau de Maman Küsters by Rod Glacial, mention, Vice Magazine (France), March 2016

Insolitus: Suda/Cifuentes/Wall by Richard Tobin, p.48, February 2011

People are Strange by Casey Sanchez, Pasatiempo, p.42, December 17, 2010

The Oregonian, Rebel Galleries, A&E, April 27, 2007.

The Oregonian, Artwalk feature, March 2007.

Portland Monthly, On the Town, p.233, October 2005.

Commercial Appeal, A splash of great painting by Fredric Koeppel, January 21, 2005.

Facing It: Nine artists explore human expression by Carol Knowles, Memphis Flyer, February 18, 2005.

Other

Holly Andres, seven painted backdrops for photoshoot, May 2018

Maman Küsters – Cherche Querelle, album art, 2018

Dale Cooper Quartet & The Dictaphones: «[We try to bring humor into the darkness]», Rolling Stone Russia,

Metamanoir, album art bandcamp embed, November 2017

Maman Küsters – Sous La Peau De Maman Küsters, album art, 2016

Holly Andres, painted backdrop for photoshoot, December 2013

Dale Cooper Quartet & The Dictaphones – Metamanoir, album art, 2011

Les Nouvelles Esthétiques – American Edition, Coats Aloe International, p.153, August 2002.

Themes and Foundations of Art (ISBN 0538429739) by Elizabeth Katz, pp. 357, 370, 1995.

Kind Words

“The wild card of the bunch is Elliott Wall…. His standout piece in the Insolitus show is Lyre Plyre… [he] twists the woman’s locks into an up-do that is part Cleopatra and part 1920s flapper encased in a baroque glass frame – so ersatz rococo it would be at home in a Tijuana watering hole or at least a self-consciously hip dive bar.”

from People are Strange by Casey Sanchez, Pasatiempo, December 17, 2010

“Wall follows the nineteenth century convention for figure studies involving a nude female, in which the model is portrayed as the guise of some classical goddess or mythic maiden…. The challenge to realist painting from photography, dating from the late nineteenth century, fades today in comparison with the mimetic capacity of digital technology to create and manipulate high-definition, 3-D imagery.  Perhaps the only effective response can be found in the work on view in Insolitus, one which is marked, in the approach of all three artists, by an overriding sense of creative control and an underlying concern for poetic import.”

from Insolitus: Suda/Cifuentes/Wall by Richard Tobin, THE Magazine, February 2011

“…Portland, Oregon, artist Elliott Wall’s No One Wants To See This explores sexuality and mortality with postmodern appropriation and esoteric references… a complex and provocative work.”

from Nine Artists Explore Human Expression by Carol Knowles, The Memphis Flyer, February 18, 2005

“Skill comes into play in a fashion that reaches for the sublime… The ambiguous conjunction of elements here is unsettling in its marriage of allure, eroticism, religion and incantation, all the more so because Wall’s technical agility… is utterly frictionless, almost luxurious.”

from A Splash of Great Painting by Fredric Koeppel, Commercial Appeal, January 21, 2005