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Elizabeth Kauffman

Elizabeth Kauffman


  • University of Cincinnati, MFA, Two-Dimensional Media, 2008
  • University of Cincinnati, MA, Modern & Contemporary Art History, 2009


Elizabeth Kauffman is an artist, curator, and educator. She received her BA in Painting from Xavier University, and her MFA and MA in Art History from the University of Cincinnati. She has an international exhibition record, having exhibited in Chicago, IL, Cincinnati, OH, Washington, D.C., New York, NY, Puerto Rico, Budapest, Hungary, Ocean City, MD, and Rehoboth, DE. In her writing and research, Kauffman’s broader interests in time, social practice, the built environment, and representation are addressed in papers, essays, and presentations. Her writing has been published online, in exhibition catalogues, and in Art Papers magazine. Kauffman has been curating and working as an arts administrator and teaching at the college level for over 10 years. She co-founded Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center in 2004, and has since co-created other arts organizations, such as Backspace Collective in Peoria, IL, and W.O.R.K. in Salisbury, MD. She spent three years as the Director of Galleries, Exhibitions, and Collections at Bradley University in Peoria, IL, since 2011 she has served as the Director of Galleries at Salisbury University where she also teaches as an Associate Professor of Art.