Elise Kirk

Elise Kirk
  • Associate Professor, Photography
  • Program Director, Photography

Contact Info

Chalmers Hall Rm. 357


Elise Kirk is a photographer, photofilmic artist, and educator concerned with human nature in an ecological world, and the ways in which we construct ourselves through our environments. She was raised in middle-Missouri, studied film at Columbia College Chicago and on a U.S. Fulbright award in Madrid, and completed her MFA in photography at the Rhode Island School of Design. She worked for a decade as a media producer in New York and Washington, D.C. for clients including National Geographic, Discovery, and VICE, leading to a post-documentary approach in her own practice. Elise has participated in numerous residencies, including the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska, and the U.S. National Park Service. Her work has shown nationally and internationally. 


MFA, Rhode Island School of Design, 2015