Elisheva Biernoff, One Day, 2016

Elisheva Biernoff, One Day, 2016

Artist’s book. Full color. Printed by Art & Caractère, Lavaur, France. Otabind. 9×8". Unpaginated, 36 pages. $50.

RITE Editions 2016

One Day illustrates the passage of a single day in a picturesque mountain landscape. From page to page, the landscape remains largely unchanged, but the colors shift as the day progresses. The visual narrative starts in darkness, moves to full daylight, then slowly dims to twilight and a star filled sky before ending as it began: in total darkness. 

The book touches on the rhythm of change and repetition in natural cycles, and the very nature of existence: colorful activity bookended by darkness.

Elisheva Biernoff's work is about searching, and paying attention to things that escape notice. She employs many media—small paintings, prints, collages, and large-scale installations—to register things that are lost, distant or overlooked.


Artist Biography

Elisheva Biernoff received an M.F.A. from California College of the Arts and a B.A. from Yale University. A recipient of a 2015-2016 MacDowell Fellowship, Biernoff has shown at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Asian Art Museum, and CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR, and the Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada.

Biernoff is represented by Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco, CA.