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Elena Borstein

Hartford, Connecticu, United States

26 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

New York City

Represented by

Works by Elena Borstein

Two Paths



152.4 x 203.2 x 4cm

18600,00 €

Thira Courtyard



76.2 x 55.88 x 4cm

3800,00 €

The White Gate



152.4 x 101.6 x 4cm

15200,00 €

The Red Gate



101.6 x 76.2 x 0.1cm

2100,00 €

The Green Wall



76.2 x 50.8 x 4cm

5100,00 €

The Blue Gate



76.2 x 101.6 x 4cm

5100,00 €




76.2 x 101.6 x 4cm

8500,00 €




152.4 x 101.6 x 4cm

15200,00 €

Red White & Blue



152.4 x 101.6 x 4cm

13500,00 €

Neon Courtyard



40 x 60 x 0.1cm

10200,00 €

Elena Borstein is an American artist born in 1946 who lives and works in New York City and the Adirondack Mountains, USA. She received her B.S. Degree from Skidmore College and her M.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. She is Professor Emerita from York College (CUNY). Borstein’s works are included in numerous major collections including: The Museum of Modern Art in New York, Hayden Museum at MIT, Cam bridge, MA, Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ. Her works has also been in many solo and group exhibitions both in this country and abroad including: American Realism at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Three Exhibits at the Bronx Museum, and New Acquisitions at the Everson Museum, The Herbert F. Johnson Museum, The Museum of Modern Art and the McNay Art Institute in San Antonio, Texas. She was also part of the Washington D.C. Corcoran Gallery’s traveling exhibition called The Liberation - 14 American Artists which traveled to 11 countries. Borstein is the recipient of a Purchase Prize from the American Academy of Arts & Letters.


1970                          B.F.A., M.F.A.,  University of Pennsylvania                                                  

1968                         B.S. ,  Skidmore College


Grants and Awards

2000,1998,1996,1994           CUNY Research Award

1980                                              CAPS  Grant

1980                                           NEA   Grant

1979                                           Purchase Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters


Solo Exhibitons


2014                    Atea Ring Gallery, “Details &Mashups”, Westport, NY

2013                    Atea Ring Gallery, Westport, NY


2012                    Atea Ring Gallery “Built /Unbuilt” Recent Work, Westport,NY

2011                    Retrospective:Illuminated Architecture:Elena Borstein’s Greek Work

                             Atea Ring Gallery , Westport ,NY

2010                    Atea Ring Gallery, Westport, NY

2009                  Andre Zarre Gallery ,New York, NY

2009                   Courthouse Gallery, Lake George Arts Project,NY

2008                   Atea Ring Gallery,Westport,NY

2006                   Atea Ring Gallery,Westport,NY

20 05                  Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY

2004                   Atea Ring Gallery, Westport, NY

2001                    MuseumWest,Palo Alto , CA

2000                   Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY

1994                       Nahan Galleries, New York,NY

1992                          Nahan Galleries, New York, NY

1991                          Nahan Galleries, New York,NY

1989                         Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY

1987                          J.J. Brookings Gallery , San Jose,CA

1987                          Sazama /Brauer Gallery, Chicago, IL.

1985                          Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY

1984                         Martha White Gallery, Lexington,KY

1983                          Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY

1982                         Foster Harmon Gallery, Sarasota, FL

1981                          Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, N.Y.

1980                         Squibb Museum, Princeton, NJ

1979                          Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY

1979                          David Barnett Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

1978                          Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY

1976                          Max Protech Gallery, Washington, DC      


Selected Group Exhibitions


2015                     “40th Anniversary Show” Andre Zarre, Gallery, New York,NY

2014                          “Attitudes”, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY

2013                         “Summer Show”, Seraphin Gallery, Phila,PA


2010                       “Abstractions” Scarlett Thicket Farm, Kennet Sq. PA


                                Diverse Interludes, Andre Zarre Gallery, NY,NY

2007                       Viajeros:North American Artists’Images of Cuba, Miami/Dade University,Miami,Fl

2007                       “4 Alumni” Schick Gallery,Skidmore College,Saratoga Springs ,NY              

2005                      Remedios, Cuba “LenteAmigo” (2 artists)

2005                     Lehigh University,Bethlehem,PA,”Viajeros:Noth American 

                                Artists/Photographers Images of Cuba” 

2003                      Gallery of Remedios, Remedios,Cuba,”Images of Cuba”

 2001                     Andre Zarre Gallery,New York,NY,”Pigment Parameters” 

1999                       Group Show, Coplan Gallery, Boca RAton, Fla

1997                       Group Show, JJ Brookings Gallery, San Fransisco,Ca

                                The Web Gallery, New York , NY

1996                     “ Patchwork”, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY

1994                        “20th Anniversary Exhibition, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, 

                               “Teamwork” ,Lehman College/Krasdale Foods, Bronx, NY

1993                       “ The City Observed”,Bronx Museum of Art, Krasdale Foods, 

                                  “Combinations”, Andre Zarre Gallery,New York, NY

1992                          Christmas Show”, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY

                                   “Little Gems”, Nahan Gallery, New York, NY

1989                         “Architectural Themes in Art”, Nabisco GAllery, Hanover, NJ

1988                         “Four Painters”, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York,.NY

1987                          “Inaugural Exhibiton”, Sazama/Brauer Gallery, Chicago,IL

                                    “Contemporary Light”, Kathryn Markel Gallery, NewYork,N.Y.

                              “Three NY Artists”, Sazama /Brauer Gallery, Chicago ,IL

                                    “Contemporary Symbolist Sensibilities”,Bronx Museum of Art

1986                         “Points of View” ,Bronx Museum of Art,Bronx, NY

1985                          “American Realism” San Francisco Museum of Art, SF                              

                                    “Photo-Synthesis”,1 Penn Plaza,New York,NY

                                    “Point of View”, Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY

1984                       “Five from New York”, Merrill Lynch, New York, NY

                                  “Variety and Quest in Current Painting”, Zolla/Lieberman ,IL

                                    “Newscapes:Land& City State of Mind” One Penn Plaza, NY             

1982                      “Architectural Images in Contemporary Paintings”,Summit Art 

                                     Center, Summit, NJ

                                    “Skidmore Invitational”, Skidmore College, Saratoga, NY

1981                          “101 New Acquisitions” , Everson Art Museum, Syracuse, NY

                                    “NY State  Graphics Plus”, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art,        

                                Ithaca, NY

                                      Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

                                    “Four New York Artists” Harriman College, Harriman, NY

1980                         “Harmonious Contradictions”, Upstairs Gallery, Ithaca ,NY

l979                           “Gifts of Drawing”,Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

                                    “Differentials”, Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY

1978                          “Personal Spaces”, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY

                                    “Fifth Anniversary Exhibition”, Andre Zarre Gallery, NY 

                                    “Women Artists ‘78”, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY

1977                          “Perspective ‘77”, Albright College,Reading, PA

                                     “Group Show”, Allesandro Gallery, New York, NY

                                    “Paintings and Works on Paper”, Andre Zarre Gallery,NY 

1976                          “The Liberation-14 American Artists”, CorcoraGallery/Aarhus

                                      Kunstmuseum (Exhibition travelled to 9 countries)

                                    “American Artists ‘76: A Celebration”, McNay Art Institute,San


                                    “20 New York Artists”, University of Wisconsin, WI

1975                          “Childe Hassam Purchase Fund Exhibit”, American Academy of   

                                 Arts and Letters                                                    

                                    “Year of the Woman”, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY

1974                          “Point of View”, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

                                    “New York Eleven”, C.W. Post College, Long Island,NY

                                    “Contemporary Reflections”,Aldrich Museum of Fine Arts, CT



Selected Collections


Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Hayden Museum, M.I.T.,Boston , MA

Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY

Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY

Housatonic Museum, Bridgeport,CT.

American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York,NY

University of Idaho, Boise, ID

St. Marys College, Notre Dame, IN

York College, Jamaica, NY

Albright College, Reading ,PA

Prudential Insurance Co.,Newark, NJ

Security National Bank, Chicago,IL

Morgan Stanley Bank, New York,NY

Lehman Brothers,Kuhn, Loeb, New York, NY

F.M.C. Corporation, New York, NY

Squibb Corporation, Princeton, NJ

Amoco Corp. , Denver, CO

Gilbert & Tweed Associates, New York, NY

Whitco Chemical, Newark, NJ

Home Box Office, New York, NY

SouthEast Banking Corp. Miami, FL

Merril Lynch, New York, NY

Gollust,Tierney & Oliver, New York,NY    

City College, CUNY       

Ottawa Silica Corp.,Ottawa, IL

Columbia/Presbyterian Hospital

Vinson & Elkins

Merrill Lynch

JP Morgan Chase

Glenn Janns Collection


Selected Bibliography

2012 Illuminated Architecture essay by Janet Koplos ( Available on Amazon.com)

2009    “Summer Sails”  Adirondack Life Magazine, July,  p52-55

2005     “Viajeros: North Americanartist/Photographer’s Images of Cuba”.Ricardo Viera & Margarita Aguilar  p.30-33

2001     Art in America,  Jan.  Janet Koplos  ,”Elena Borstein at Andre Zarre”

1992      Hills, Patericia, The Mediterranean World of Elena Borstein” 

1987     Art News, Jan. Gerritt Henry p. 144

              New York Times, William  Zimmer, “Views of City Life”

1986    “Americal Realism-20th Century Drawings and Watercolors”(From Glenn C. Janss                                                            Collection)  cover, intro. Henry Hopkins, SFMOMA

              Arts Magazine,Dec.  Philip Verre,“Elena Borstein”p.10

              San Jose Mercury, Dorothy Burkhart,”Elena Borstein at J.J. Brookings”

1982    Art Sources, “8 New York Artists”,Jacksonville,Fla.

1981     New York Arts Journal, Valerie Natsios

              Graphics Plus, Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ithaca , N.Y.

               Art Now

1980    The New York Times,  David Shirey, “Architeecture to a Painters Eye”,March 16,

                             Art International, Vol XXIII/9, Nina FFrench-Frazier, Jan-Feb, p.47

              Arts Magazine,  Vol 54 no.6, Barbara Flug-Colon p.23

1979    Milwaukee Journal, Oct 21,James Auer, “Serenity Makes the Art Scene”

                 Architectral Images, Meg Raftis,Summit Art Center, N.J.

1978    Art News, Peter Frank, Oct. 

                Arts Magazine, Ellen Lubell, May

                Arts Magazine, Edgar Buonagurio,Sept

                New York Review of Art, p.122-123

1977    Arts Magazine, Oct , V. Tatransky

                 Perspective ‘77, Freedman Gallery, Albright College,PA

                Womanart, By Elena Borstein, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Architects”p.4-5

                Heresies, May 

1976     The Liberation-4 Women Artists”,Jane Livingston, Corcoran Gallery

                 Whos Who in American Art - since 1976

                 International Whos Who of Women- since 1976

1974     Point of View,Goldwaite H. Dorr III,