Elaine’s most recent work utilizes video and light in relation to sculptural forms, digital prints, and preexisting sites in architecture and nature under the cover of darkness.
She has shown work at The Swiss Technorama Museum, Winterthur Switzerland, Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco, California, The Claremont Museum in Southern California, Pierogi Leipzig, Leipzig Germany, The Luggage Store in San Francisco,The San Francisco Arts Commission, California College of The Arts, Stanford University, The Wexner Center For The Arts, Sun Valley Center For The Arts, and Fusion Art Space, San Francisco, California.

Elaine attended The California College Of The Arts on a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship from 2002-2004 and received her MFA from Stanford University in 2006. She currently teaches at Stanford University in the Art and Art History department as an adjunct faculty member. She has worked as a Lighting and Visual Designer in the bay area for 20 years and has also worked with Merce Cunningham and Meredith Monk recreating their visual environments internationally. She continues to tour with Meredith Monk as a Lighting Designer.


MFA, “New Genres” - Stanford University


MFA Studies in Media Arts - California College of the Arts


Ohio State University, Bachelor of Fine Arts - Aspects of Light and Motion & Technical Production and Design

2010 - present

Associate Professor - Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, MA
Studio for Interrelated Media

2007 - 2010

Adjunct Faculty - Stanford University, California,
Department of Art & Art History,
“Light As A Sculptural Element”

2004 - 2006

Stanford University - Teaching Assistant


International Video Art Festival, 3 Video works, Camaguey Cub
Selections 11, Faculty Show, Mass Art Bakalar Gallery, Boston Massachusetts
Slanted Door, Video Installation and solo show, San Francisco, California
509 Cultural Center, Collaboration with Michael Swaine, San Francisco, California
101 California, Solo Video Installation, San Francisco, California
Electric Works, Solo Show, San Francisco, California


The Red Mill, Kulturmöllan Lövestad, Sweden
University of San Francisco Gallery, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA
ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA
Electric Works Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Mills College Museum, Oakland, CA
Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Telluride Film Festival, Telluride, CO
A Very Public Art Project, Oakland, CA
The Warfield Building, San Francisco, CA
The Warfield Project


The Swiss Technorama Science Center,Winterthur, Switzerland
Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, Bay Area Now 5
ATA Artist’s Television Access
Southern Exposure Auction
Hang Art Gallery, San Francisco, California
Y2Y Gallery, San Francisco, California
San Jose Institute Of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California
Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California


Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, California
Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California
Archifest, Los Angeles, California
Surface Design, San Francisco, California
Institute For the Future, Slavonice, Czech Republic
Claremont Museum, Claremont, California
Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, California
509 Cultural Center, San Francisco, California
Pierogi Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany


Arts Benicia, Benicia, California
Stanford University, Stanford Horse Stable Pasture


Telluride Film Festival, Telluride, Colorado
Brava Center For The Arts, San Francisco, California
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, California
San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco, California


California College Of The Arts, San Francisco California
Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco California
New Langton Arts, San Francisco, California


The Luggage Store, San Francisco, California


Sun Valley Center For The Arts, Sun Valley, Idaho


Headlands Center For The Arts, Marin, California


Wexner Center For The Arts, Columbus, Ohio


Production Stage Manager, Meredith Monk Education of The Girl Child, DTW, N.Y., N.Y
Lighting and Visual Design, Bring on The Lumiere, ODC Theater, San Francisco California


Visual Design, Robert Moses Kin, Yerba Buena Center For the Arts, San Francisco California


Lighting Design, Tenderloin National Forest, San Francisco California

Lighting Design, Ann Hamilton, Meredith Monk, Brooklyn Academy Of Music, Brooklyn, N.Y. Voices Of Ascension (an evening length music and visual work)


Lighting Design - Janet Cardiff
Healdsburg, California
“The Shadow Side Video Walk”


Present - Lighting Design - Meredith Monk
Solo and Ensemble Concerts
“Songs Of Ascension” - International touring including France, England, Norway, Serbia, Czech Republic, Portugal, Germany, Estonia, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Austria, Scotland, Belgium, Italy, Hungary, Ireland, Canada, Russia, Syria, Brazil, Spain, Sweden

1999- Present

Lighting Design - Telluride Film Festival, Telluride Colorado
7 Cinema Venues, Interior and exterior architectural facades


Technical Director - Merce Cunningham,
International Tours International touring France, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, England, Finland, Japan National touring including N.Y., N.Y., Wash D.C., Brooklyn, New York, and Berkeley, California


Lighting, Visual Design, and Music
Contraband, SF, national touring, Russia
“The Mira Cycles”


Lighting and Visual Design
Terry Riley, Guillermo Gomez Pena, Remy Charlip, OnSite, Bob Ernst, Pamela Z, Peter Whitehead, Nao Bustamante, C. Ryder Cooley, Gamelan Sekar Jaya, Deborah Slater, Sten Rudstrom, Amy X Neuberg, Surface Design, Motion Lab, Ruth Zaporah