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Elisheva Biernoff: Starting from Wrong

Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to announce the publication of Elisheva Biernoff: Starting from Wrong, the second monograph dedicated to the artist’s work. Biernoff’s carefully observed, two-sided paintings are based on found and anonymous photographs. The meticulously detailed works measure no larger than 4 x 5 inches, and require three to four months to complete, belying the instantaneous nature of the source material. The catalogue features all fifteen paintings the artist has completed since 2017, when her first monograph was published. Each work is reproduced to exact scale, and all paintings are reproduced recto and verso.

Biernoff studied painting at Yale University, California College of the Arts in San Francisco, and Slade School of the Arts in London, and was a recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited at institutions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and Copenhagen’s Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Her work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; and Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, among others.