- drawing, sculpture and performance, race and gender studies
- IU Bloomington
Studio Arts Annex A218
Elise Putnam creates satirical drawings, installations, and performances. Her images mock the narcissistic self-valorization of colonialism and whiteness.
Putnam has an MFA from the University of Chicago; an MA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; and a BA from The University of California, Berkeley. She was an artist in residence at San Jose State University and at the Oxbow School of Art. She has taught community arts programs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, New York, and South Africa. Putnam previously taught in the Department of Art Practice at UC Berkeley, the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago, and the College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Bronx, NY. Putnam is currently a visiting professor of painting at the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University.