Hi, my name is Elisa Root. I am an artist living and working in Rochester, New York. I work in several mediums, including clay, oil, acrylics, watercolor, and mixed media. I do sculpture and all kinds of things. I have my own kiln, that my husband and I designed and built, for firing large works. I also do commissions. To contact me , you can call me at 585 383 9026 or email me at elisa at elisaroot.com (Note I’ve spelled out the @ in my address to cut down on spam). I do not check my email daily, so it’s better to call me if you can. My statement and resume are at the bottom, below the 2nd picture.



For me, the thing about art is expressing an emotion, an idea, or a feeling in a visual way. Sometimes it is with clay or cement or wood, and sometimes two dimensionally on paper or canvas. The joy (or challenge) of converting the idea is what art is for me.
My medium of choice is the one that best meets my vision.
I have a downdraft propane car kiln in my studio in Ovid, NY and a painting studio in an old industrial building that was converted into art studios in Rochester, NY.

B.S. Art, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, NY 1974
M.S.T. Art Education, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 1974
Art Teacher 1975-78
Self Employed Mural Painter 1978-79
Community Liaison and Development Director, Cariola Children’s Center 1979-2000
2000 to present…Artist

1978 Finger Lakes Exhibit, Rochester Memorial Art Gallery…..Watercolor
2003 Genesee Gallery One Person Show………..Pottery and Painting
2003 Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center “Made in NY” Show Auburn, NY….Oil Painting
2004 Schweinfurth Art Memorial Center “Made in NY” Show, Auburn, NY …Oil Painting
2005 Little Theater Gallery, One Person Show, Rochester ….Paintings and Drawings
2006 Wad Clay National, Pittsburgh, Pa. …2 clay wall pieces
2007 Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pa…National Spring Open Juried Exhibition, Oil Painting
2007 Chautauqua Institute National Juried Exhibition, Oil Painting

Gallery Affiliation:
Mostly Clay, Pittsford, NY
Susie’s Irresistibles Pittsford NY
Echoes of Time Gallery, Pittsford, NY
More links to my work: Elisa at Anderson Alley
Elisa at Imagekind