moonABC, Savernack Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA
January 30 – March 31, 2016
There are only questions to be seen at Savernack Street Gallery – 2411 24th St. San Francisco, CA 94110, Open 24 Hours


Transmissions, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
June 4 – August 9, 2015

"Transmissions", Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, San Antonio, TX Jun 4, 2015 - Aug 9, 2015Featuring work by artists selected from the 2014 Open Call: Elisabeth Ajtay, Leticia Bajuyo, Candace Hicks, Benjamin McVey, Latifa Medjdoub, Clifton Riley, Ansen Seale, Kenneth Steinbach, Levente Sulyok, and Hyounsang Yoo.

Conveying meaning through verbal and nonverbal methods to relay information, voice an opinion, express emotion, and relate to others is at the foundation of existence. While methods are diverse–utilizing codified signs and symbols, gestures, technology, or abstract expressions, what happens to the message once it is sent? Translation and interpretation of communications is affected by channels and the lenses by which such messages can be read–politically, culturally, socially. While art is widely accepted as a means of expression, how is that message received? In the age of emoticons, when one’s voice can be transmitted around the world instantaneously, what is communication’s role, and how is human interaction affected?

2015_Trestle small-works

Eve and Lilith, 2013 Among others, this work has been chosen a winning image in the 4th round of the ArtSlant Showcase juried by Joanna Szupinska-Myers, Sebastian Campos and Anca Rujoiu.

Eve and Lilith, 2013
Among others, this work has been chosen a winning image in the 4th round of the ArtSlant Showcase juried by Joanna Szupinska-Myers, Sebastian Campos and Anca Rujoiu.


Curated show by Cléa Massiani at the Google Headquarters in Mountainview, CA, May-June, 2014. Participating artists are Dimitra Skandali, Conrad Guevara, Maya Smira, Elisabeth Ajtay.

Curated show by Cléa Massiani at the Google Headquarters in Mountainview, CA, May-June, 2014.
Participating artists are Dimitra Skandali, Conrad Guevara, Maya Smira, Elisabeth Ajtay.



Postal-Collage Project No. 3 – Round Table [Collaboration]
Initiated and coordinated by Marty McCutcheon


In collaboration with Sabina Hahn, Caylly Jones, Jocelyn Jones
and Lisa Ekström

Saturday, 22 March • 6–10PM
2571 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, California
Hope to see you there!

It is a mystery. Why does something catch our eye? Why do some things draw us in? Altogether, how does this attraction define us? Is it instinct or intellect?

Roland Barthes, in his piece Camera Lucida, refers to the notion of punctum. Contextualizing this concept through the use of photography, the punctum (different from the studium that embodies the whole, the theme, or the general idea) is present in an art piece as a detail that creates an instantaneous connection with the viewer. Indeed, this idea is a symbol of pure attraction driven by a small detail that remains completely subjective.

“Group Study” presents works by Sandro Chia, Rick Oginz, Valéry Grancher, Maya Smira, Elisabeth Ajtay, Jamie Mayne, David Karvasales, Dame Darcy,Ray Fernandez, Tamir Karta, and Marcy Freedman. It elucidates the concept of inexplicable attraction between artists and viewers as mediated by the art object.

Fundamentally, the show simplifies ideas of what our mind registers first and most deeply. It explores the mechanism of desire. The ultimate goal is to authenticate the very root forces that accumulate and coalesce to create our personal vision.

In a surgical way, “Group Study” explores the purpose and trigger of taste. Punctum.

Clea Massiani
Shmulik Krampf


Mass Attack

A one day show featuring 30 artists from L.A. and 30 from San Francisco curated by Sarah Tell and Larry Gipe.
Stop by!


Art by Telephone, Recalled…

In 2012 I collaborated in the project Art by Telephone Recalled… curated by Sebastien Pluot and Fabien Vallos with a soundpiece called 5.21. This piece of mine will be re-iterated by art students from ESBA TALM and the Photographic school of Arles, France.
The show will be re-enacted at the Art Center of La Panacée in Montpellier, France. Opening reception is on February 7, 2014.

2014 Juried Exhibition

Center for Photographic Art
Carmel CA

A wonderful selection of high quality works judged by Juror Diana L. Daniels, Curator of Contemporary Art, Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA.
You can visit the show from January 11 through March 01, 2014.

Me, Myself, and I

San Francisco CA

I am very excited to have been selected into the show Me, Myself and I organized by PhotoAlliance and
juried by David Hilliard whose photographic work I truly admire.
If you are going to be in San Francisco come to the opening reception or visit later!
Opening reception will be on Thursday, September 12, 6-8pm at RAYKO.

I will be showing my image Twins which is part of an ongoing project I have been working on since 2008.


East meets West, 2013

My work has been chosen once more as the winning image in the 7th round of the ArtSlant Prize juried by Maria Jenson, Bea de Souza and Daniela Kostova.

On August 29 is the closing reception of Exported Dreams, Imported Desires and if you are in town stop by and share your American Dream with me. If you do not dream one, then you might have a Life Slogan. It is stunning for me to realize, that 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the March on Whashington. Today, on August 28 Dr. Martin Luther King held hisI Have A Dream” speech.


Some impressions from the opening of Exported Dreams, Imported Desires at Ramon’s Tailor. Many of the visitors shared their dream, whether it is the American one or their personal pursuit in form of a life slogan with me. Please see a review of this show and other amazing ones during the Upper Tenderloin’s First Thursday’s Art Walk by Alan Bamberger.


Exported Dreams, Imported Desires

Please join me for my opening tonight at Ramon’s Tailor in San Francisco and take a chance to see Iris Alden’s Daily Fortune installation, who is showing as well!
If you have an “American Dream” or a dream, notion about the “West” or, a life slogan that you stick to and that keeps you going, please email it to me and I will add it to the show!

Open First Thursday, August 1, 6:00 to 10:00pm
Additional Hours: Wednesdays + Saturdays 2:00 to 5:00pm

Artist Elisabeth Ajtay is staging a reinterpretation and representation of stimuli from her childhood growing up in Eastern Europe, behind the Iron Curtain. Come interact with the symbols and roots of Ajtay’s American Dream.

Today, borders have been shifted and are dissolved behind invisible curtains of power, but Ajtay will explore how hopes and dreams have changed or not through an interactive exhibit. Stop by and share your American Dream and be included in the installation.

For Small Works 2013, Trestle presents the work of 33 artists from the United States and abroad. In keeping with Trestle Gallery’s past Small Works exhibitions, all of the work on display is 12 x 12 x 12 inches or smaller. This limited scale allows visitors to have an intimate experience with the art before them and showcases how relatively small pieces can make a strong visual impact. Despite the unifying scale of each piece, the artwork is extremely varied across media and subject matter. Trestle gallery

My work Ginnungagap/Yawning Void, installation view 2012 has been selected as a Juried winner in the PHOTOGRAPHY Category of the ArtSlant 5th 2013 Showcase competition. The jurors were Neysa Page-Lieberman, Darren Jones and Deb Klowden Mann. Thank you.



MFA Graduation Show
May 16-May 19
at the Old Mint in San Francisco!

Daily 11am-6pm
Opening reception is Friday, May 17 from 7-9pm

Come and see our works… get inspired, be overwhelmed!