Elisheva Biernoff

Elisheva Biernoff

Artist Statement

The top of the box pictures the entrance to Steven’s office and archives. The illustrated double doors will open out to reveal the box contents. I will also contribute a set of three silkscreen prints for the edition. They will reproduce Steven’s “curated signage” in the restroom of his 37 Toledo Way office, which captures his sense of humor and approach to life better than anything else I can think of.

Screen printed Artists & Editions box. Edition of 35. 14 × 14 × 4.5".


Elisheva Biernoff was born in 1980 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and currently lives and works in San Francisco, California. Biernoff received her BA with honors from Yale University in 2002 and her MFA from California College of the Arts in 2009. After graduating, she received an Honorable Mention Fellowship at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California, and in 2011 was selected for the Kala Art Institute Fellowship. She has had solo exhibitions at Eli Ridgway Gallery, San Francisco (2013); Triple Base, San Francisco (2010); and ProArts, Oakland (2010). Her work has also been included in the group exhibitions The Artists’ Postcard Show, Spike Island, Bristol (2012); Route 2: Undisclosed Destination, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (2011); and Better a Live Ass Than a Dead Lion, Eli Ridgway Gallery in San Francisco (2011).