Elena (Gigi) Salij

lives and works in Los Angeles, New York City, and Indianapolis

BA, Swarthmore College (1984)

MArch, Harvard University (1996)

Associate Professor, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California 


Selected Exhibitions


Woman Made Gallery / What Are You Voting For? / Chicago

Reece Museum / FL3TCH3R Exhibit: Socially and Politically Engaged Art / Johnson City, Tennessee

Hera Gallery / Right To Vote​ / Wakefield, Rhode Island

TAG Gallery / 2020 California Open / Los Angeles

Augusta Savage Gallery, UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center / Breathing While Black / Amherst, Massachusetts

ZINC Contemporary Gallery / Not Too Small, Not Too Big / Seattle

Speck Gallery, Harrison Center / Rise Up / Indianapolis

SoLA Contemporary Gallery / Protest in Place / Los Angeles

Healdsburg Center for the Arts / Figure It Out / Healdsburg, California

SOLO / Harrison Gallery, Harrison Center / We Wait / Indianapolis


The Art Center / Pop Art 2.0 / Highland Park

Underground Gallery / Ballyhoo / Indianapolis

SOLO / Harrison Gallery Annex, Harrison Center / American Feast / Indianapolis

Western Colorado Center for the Arts / Contemporary 2019: Contemporary Figure / Grand Junction

Speck Gallery, Harrison Center / Porch Party / Indianapolis

Garfield Park Arts Center / Women in Art:Resistance / Indianapolis

Arc Gallery / Fahrenheit 213 / San Francisco

Avenue 50 Gallery / Unfettered / Los Angeles

A.I.R. Gallery / Bridging the Gap / Brooklyn

Whitdel Arts Gallery / Members Show / Detroit


Gallery 924 / Tiny VII / Indianapolis

Whitdel Arts Gallery / Boys Will Be Boys / Detroit

Harrison Gallery, Harrison Center / Art Grows Here / Indianapolis

The Art Center / Food Glorious Food / Highland Park

Indianapolis Art Center / Art from the Heartland Biennial / Indianapolis

Swords Into Plowshares Gallery / Guns in the Hands of Artists / Detroit

M. Rosetta Hunter Gallery / Pressure Points, curated by Seattle Print Arts / Seattle

Studio C Gallery / Red Hot Wicked / Los Angeles

Brookline Arts Center / Red, White + Blue / Brookline

Hudson Guild Gallery / Vacation Ideas / New York City

Whitdel Arts Gallery / The Bitters 2: We're Fucked / Detroit

Arts Illiana Gallery / The Crow Show / Terre Haute

Las Lagunas Gallery / Two of Hearts / Laguna Beach


Gallery 924 / The Year of Vonnegut / Indianapolis

In the permanent collection of the Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center, Detroit

​In the permanent collection of the California African American Museum, Los Angeles

Included in Not Normal: Art in the Age of Trump, ​by Karen Gutfreund (2019, 2020)

Click here to read a review of "Protest in Place" from the Los Angeles Times.

Click here to read a review of "We Wait" from the Harrison Center blog.

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