Dahlia Elsayed is a New York-based artist who uses a process of writing and image making to illustrate visual narratives through installation and painting.  Her solo exhibitions include Perennial Bloom, BravinLee Artist Book Program, New York, NY (2011); All Of It, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ (2010); and Periphery, Portlock Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, PA (2006).  She has also participated in group exhibitions including Space Invaders, Lehman College, Bronx, NY (2012); and Cartographic, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY (2011).  Elsayed was awarded the Anderson Ranch Residency (2008) and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors (2007).  Her publications include Egypt Daily News (2010), and The New York Times (2009, 2007).  Elsayed holds a B.A. from Barnard College and an M.F.A. from Columbia University.  While in residency on Governors Island, Elsayed is going to create a system of symbolic communication flags, based on traditional maritime flags, to be arranged and remixed to tell different stories along the waterfront.

Image credit: courtesy of the artist