Reflection, 2012
Oil on 1/32" plywood, acrylic on 1/32" plywood
2.5 x 2.5 inches, 4.5 x 2.75 inches

Elisheva Biernoff's work explores myths, fictions, fantasies, and the ways in which we encounter and interpret them. Heroes go on quests and explorers venture into the unknown, but most of us watch the action from afar. We encounter myths indirectly, embedded in mundane forms - magazine articles, postcards from far-away places, photographs, fugitive and tenuous scraps. Biernoff investigates where the spectacular and the everyday meet - Amelia Earhart's beat-up shoes, an undelivered postcard from El Dorado.

The artist has studied at Slade School of London, Yale University, and California College of the Arts. She has been included in numerous group and solo exhibitions in the Bay Area including those at the CCA Wattis Institute, Triple Base Gallery, Root Division, and  Headlands Center for the Arts.
Biernoff lives and works in San Francisco, CA.