recent work
furniture & sculpture

Current Shows
Ongoing, "Elisabeth Scheidl Paintings",INSIDE, 149 Gough St, SF, CA Inside

Artist Statement

The intent of my paintings is to express connections and processes of nonliteral thought and memory through abstracted flowcharts and schematic diagrams.

This body of work began over five years ago, deriving from my experience in industrial and information design,
where visual organization of information is a central process. Rather than relying on facts and figures to create order, the paintings use layers of texture and color to reveal paths and patterns that might organize the inexpressible.

I usually prefer to paint on square surfaces. I think this allows the piece to develop free from the spatial constraints of a perceived horizon. It lets the visual plane hang in a balance between vertical elevation and birds-eye view.

I intentionally keep my paintings devoid of imagery that would specify scale. This allows me to express a paradoxical point of view that is both close-up and far away.

My work is currently nonexclusively represented by INSIDE , 149 Gough Street in San Francisco

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Elisabeth Scheidl San Francisco, CA | (415)822-1799 | |

Born 1968, New Jersey


1986-90    Rhode Island School of Design;
Providence, RI;  BFA Industrial Design
1992-93    Pratt Institute; Brooklyn, NY; Postgraduate Fine Art Studies

Solo Exhibitions

2006-Now   Inside; SF, CA ; PAINTINGS

2007         Dolores Park Cafe ; SF, CA

2004        LIMN Gallery; SF, CA ; Elisabeth Scheidl - New Work

2006         Dolores Park Cafe ; SF, CA

2003        The Atlas; San Francisco, CA; Fragments and Tendrils

       The Atlas; San Francisco, CA; E.Scheidl Paintings

2002         Perrys Joint; San Francisco, CA; Mind Maps

1990         West Caldwell Public Library; NJ; Paintings

Group Exhibitions

2010       Artspan Open Studios 2010, Fort Mason Center, ; Group Show

2008       Mina Dresden Gallery ; SF; "One Night Stand ", Risd Alumni Show

2008       Dolores Park Cafe ; SF; "The Longest Day", Fresh Women Group Show

2007        SCU Arts & Sciences Building ; Santa Clara, CA; "FRESH WOMEN " (art exhibit with Film)

2002-7     LIMN Gallery; San Francisco, Seattle , Los Angeles; Paintings (ongoing rotating exhibition)

2006        Space Gallery ; San Francisco, CA; "Artists at SPACE GALLERY"

2006        SOMARTS; San Francisco, CA; Open Studios Exhibition

2006        Studio Gallery ; San Francisco, CA; FRESH Women "Studio"

2006        Space Gallery ; San Francisco, CA; FRESH Women "Concealed/ Revealed"

2006        ArtsFestSF; San Francisco, CA; Spectra Ball Exhibit

2005        Red Ink Studios ; San Francisco, CA; FRESH Women

2005        SOMARTS; San Francisco, CA; Open Studios Exhibition

2005        The Auk ; Hamden, NY; "Dry Goods"

2005        California Modern ; San Francisco, CA; Paintings (ARTSPAN Annual Auction)

2004        Propeller; San Francisco, CA; Group Show

2004        ICAN Gallery; San Francisco, CA; Open Studios 2004

2004        SomArts; San Francisco, CA; Exhibition Open Studios 2004

2003         Studio G; San Francisco, CA; Open Studios 2003

2003         Start SOMA; San Francisco, CA; Start/Lola Collaboration Show

2003         SomArts; San Francisco, CA; Art Auction 03

2003         ArtVan SF; San Francisco, CA; Art Liberation

2003         LIMN Gallery; SF, CA;  Abstract-ED

2003         The Lola Gallery; SF, CA; Hibernia

2003          gallery >go<; SF, CA;  Invention in Color

2003         The Lola Gallery; SF, CA;  21st Century

2002         The Lola Gallery; SF, CA;  Bizarre Bazaar

2002         The Melting Point Gallery; SF, CA;  Embedded Environments

2002         SomArts; San Francisco, CA; ArtAuction02

2002         ArtVan SF; San Francisco, CA; Art Liberation             

        Fort Mason City College of SF; Semi Annual Art Show & Sale

2000         Novo Media; SF, CA; Lounge

1989         Woods-Gerry Gallery; Providence, RI;  Out of Department Show


Artweek; June 2004; Colin Berry, "Jaq Chartier & Elisabeth Scheidl LIMN Gallery"; Review
May 2003; Laura Richard Janku, "Abstrac-ted at LIMN Gallery"; Review
RISD Views;
Winter-Spring 2003; Alumni Association News
Designing Furniture,
Seth Stem; Taunton Press, 1989


Stay Tuned for:
"FRESH WOMEN" , a film by Michael Whalen

upcoming screenings at Documentary Film Festivals & Public Television
Fresh Women is a feature documentary that follows the lives of six female artists in San Francisco
all struggling with the idea of becoming a working artist while also being a wife, mother, and/or career woman.  Follow each woman as she strives to discover the balance in life between her passion for art, her need to meet her and her family’s expectations and society’s expectations. 

Michael Whalen has been writing, producing and directing documentaries for 12 years.
His credits include Another First Step, SFMOMA: The Building of a Modern Museum and episodes from the Biography, Ancient Mysteries and Super Structures series on A&E and The Discovery Channel.

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Mike Whalen Films
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LIMN furniture & gallery
Embedded Environments

The Auk
Dolores Park Cafe

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