2015 Textile Design. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York

2011 Master of Fine Arts: Fiber/Textiles. Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts, Arizona State University

2005 Bachelor of Fine Arts: Sculpture. University of Oklahoma


Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions

2014 A Softer Storm. Mainsite Contemporary Art, Norman, Oklahoma (solo)

2014 Drift. Appalachian Center for Craft. Tennessee Tech University, Smithville, Tennessee (solo)

2013 Looking Through: Elise Deringer & Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen. Anarte Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

2013 Flux: Elise Deringer & Mohammad Javaheri. Willo North Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona

2013 Elise Deringer: Ways of Unknowing. Lincoln Center for the Arts, Ft Collins, Colorado (solo)

2012-2016 Art in Embassies. American Embassy, US Department of State, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

2011 One Follows Another. Night Gallery, Tempe, Arizona (solo)

2011 Perception & Passage: MFA Thesis Exhibition. Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (solo)

2011 Mind / Matter. Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico (solo)

2007 Collected Memory. CB:AG Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona (solo)

2007 Honestly. City Arts Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (solo)


Selected Juried & Curated Exhibitions

2019 Unteaching. The UnSpace, Brooklyn, New York

2016 Light of Interiors. Museo de los Sures, Brooklyn, New York

2015 Abstract-Abstract. Mainsite Contemporary Art, Norman, Oklahoma

2014 Connecting Fibers. University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

2014 Chelsea Open Studios. School of Visual Arts, New York, New York [catalogue]

2014 Weitzenhoffer College of Fine Arts 100th Anniversary Exhibition. University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

2012 New Fibers Biennial. Eastern Michigan University Museum of Art, Ypsilanti, Michigan [catalogue]

2012 8th Annual Mujeres Exhibition. Raices Taller 222, Tucson, Arizona

2012 Fiber Arts Arizona. Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, Arizona

2012 Last Call. Greenwich Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

2012 Fiber Options. Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Maryland [catalogue]

2012 All Art Arizona. Art Intersection, Gilbert, Arizona

2012 Vicios y Vertitudes. Raices Taller 222, Tucson, Arizona

2012 Small Works. The Drawing Room, Portland, Maine

2011 Out of the Blue: Contemporary Cyanotype. Art Intersection, Gilbert, Arizona

2010-2011 Material & Process. Sky Harbor International Airport Museum of Art, Phoenix, Arizona [catalogue]

2010 MFA Summer Juried Exhibition. Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. Juror’s Choice Award

2010 Monochrome in Neutral: Shades of Gray. AE England Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona

2010 Art that Heals. Tohono Chul Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

2009 ¡Chubasco! (a monsoon exhibition). Raices Taller 222, Tucson, Arizona

2008 Love Letters. Modified Arts, Phoenix, Arizona

2007 Momentum: Art Doesn’t Stand Still. Old Farmer’s Market, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Also: 2005, 2004, 2002. Juror’s Choice Award: 2005, 2004

2007 On My Own Time. O’Brian Center for the Performing Arts, Norman, Oklahoma. Juror’s Choice Award

2005 Momentum: Tulsa. Matthews Building, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Juror’s Choice Award

2004 Three Dimensions: Elise Deringer, Brooke Madden, & Angela Renke. Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

2004 Fiberworks. City Arts Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2002, 2004 University of Oklahoma Student Exhibition. Fred Jones, Jr, Museum of Art, Norman, Oklahoma


Honors & Awards

2015 Vermont Studio Center Grant. Johnson, Vermont

2014 Khoshkhan Ghamsari Foundation Travel Grant. Paris, France

2013 Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Professional Grant. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2011 Design*Sponge International Design Scholarship. New York, New York

2011 Art Basel:Miami Travel Grant. Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

2008-2011 Special Talent Award. Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. Annual Renewed Scholarship

2004 Ben Barnett Undergraduate Art Award. University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

2001 Poetry & Creative Writing Scholarship. Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, Lone Wolf, Oklahoma


Lectures & Residencies

2015 Artist in Residence. Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

2014 Artist in Residence. School of Visual Arts, New York, New York

2013 Artist Lecture. Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas

2013 Gallery Talk/Artist Lecture. Lincoln Center for the Arts, Fort Collins, Colorado

2013 Lecture, Preparing for Exhibitions. Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

2012 VIP: After Basel. Arizona State University Museum of Art, Tempe, Arizona

2011 Gallery Talk/Artist Lecture. Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

2011 Artist Lecture. Yavapai College, Prescott, Arizona

2011 Artist in Residence. Quimby Colony, Portland, Maine

2010 Panelist, Business of Art: the MFA Experience. University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma


Publications & Reviews

2014 Norman Transcript, “Storm & Flight: new Mainsite gallery show a study in contrast.” [image, text]

2014 Slice Magazine, “Winds of Creation” [image, text]

2014 Surface Design Journal, “In Review” [image, text]

2012 Fiber Art Now, “New Fibers 2012” [image, text]

2012 Tucson Weekly, “Eclectic Gathering: Raices Taller’s Mujeres show succeeds at reflecting on women’s lives.” [text]

2011 ASU Insight Magazine, “Perception & Passage is a glimpse into process, transformation.” [image, text]

2011 Arizona State University State Press, “Perception & Passage explores transformation.” [image, text]

2011 Phoenix New Times, “Elise Deringer’s Perception & Passage at Harry Wood Gallery.” [image, text]

2010 Brady Craft Alliance, “Fiber art at the airport.” [text]

2010 Tucson Explorer, “Art that Heals opens at Tohono Chul.” [image, text]

2009 Tucson Weekly, “All About Water: ¡Chubasco! opening.” [text]

2008 Eat.Shop.Phoenix: City Guide, Anna Blessing [image]

2007 Green Art Magazine, “New Work Re-Opens Circle Gallery in OKC.” [image, text]

2007 Oklahoma City Gazette, “Honestly Opens in City Arts’ Circle Gallery” [image, text]

2004 Art Focus: Oklahoma, “Three-Dimensions at a Glance.” [image, text]