Born Brussels, Belgium
2003 California College of the Arts (CCA), San Francisco, MFA painting
1988 Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, Licence en Droit
2021 LyndonDesign Gallery, The Sea Ranch,CA
"We will always have the Ocean."
2020 George Lawson Gallery, Mill Valley CA "Conversation"
(2 person show with Jenny Bloomfield)
San Marco Gallery at Dominican University, San Rafael, CA "Reverence"
Ground, Tiburon, CA "La Mer"
2019 Great Highway Gallery, San Francisco, CA "inner~outer nature"
Erica Tanov, Larkspur, CA " Summer Days"
Blue Mountain Gallery, New York City, NY "Woodland"
2018 Fourth Wall, Oakland, CA "She Says"
Erica Tanov, Los Angeles, CA. " Inner Nature"
2017 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley CA "Girl Talk" works on paper
GéryArt Gallery, Namur, Belgium Figurative works on paper
2016 Great Highway Gallery, San Francisco, CA "Entre Fleurs et Mer"
505 Montgomery Art Program, San Francisco "Beautiful Disasters"
2011 Palazzo Rinaldi, Noepoli, Italy/ MV Inn, CA "A Week in Basilicata"
2010 Sidney Larson Gallery, Columbia College, MO Works on paper
2008 OHanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA “Summer Days”
2005 HANGART, San Francisco, “Ordinary Girls”
2002 HANGART, SF, “Dear Girls”
Long-Pollack Gallery, CCA, SF, “Ceci n’est pas une fille”
1999 HANGART, SF, “Garde-Robes”
1997 At the Top, Mill Valley, CA, “Ciel et Terre”
1995 Mill Valley Public Librairy, Selection by the MV Art Commission
2021 Kala Art Institute, Berkeley CA Art Kala 2021
SFMOMA Artists Gallery, CA Final Closing Sale
2020 Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY gallery group show
Diablo Valley College, Pleasnt Hill CA "Fires"
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, CA Wall2Wall
ArtistsTakeAction, CA instagram auction
2019 Piedmont Center for the Arts, CA Annual Exhibition ( 2nd prize)
SFMOMA Artists Gallery, CA Small Works
NIAD Richmond, CA "There is California and then there is Reality"
Roving Venue, The Mill, Healdsburg, CA
Institute for Advancing Uncertainty, SF, CA "Despot Wives"
Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA "Ofrandes"
Fourth Wall, Oakland, CA "Face to Face"
2018 AWD, San Rafael, CA "After Nature"
Blue Mountain Gallery, NY, NY "The Paint Goes On!"
Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert park, CA
"North Bay Fires Anniversary Exhibition"
The POSTCARD Collective, AZ "New Traditions"
SFMOMA Artists Gallery, SF, CA " Small Works"
2017 LA SartUp Fair, Hollywood, CA "Stage Fright"
The Great Highway Gallery, SF "The Morning After"
Art Market San Francisco, CA The Great Highway Gallery
GéryArt Gallery, Namur, Belgium Works on Paper
Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA "Sweet n Low"
Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY Summer Exhibition
Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA "Nasty Women"
Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY "Think Big"
GéryArt Gallery, Namur Belgium "20 ans de passion"
Berkeley Art Center, CA Here and Now
2016 The Great Highway, SF CA "Differing Feathers"
Fourth Wall, Oakland CA "Would"
The Mills Building, San Francisco, CA " Bay Area Painters"
Blue Mountain Gallery, NY, NY Juried Exhibition ( Stanley Lewis)
Sebastopol Arts Center, CA "Water Works"
Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA "Avant Garden"
Richmond Art Center, CA "Our Town"
Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY "Oranges no Oranges"
OHanlon Center for the Arts, CA "Bay Area Women Artists"
2015 Marin Moca, Novato, CA Fall National Drawing Exhibition
Kala Institute, Berkeley CA On View "Voices"
AWD, San Rafael, CA " Fire and Water"
The Great Highway, San Francisco, CA "We all live under the sea"
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, CA "Everybody's Ocean"
AWS, Sophie Héger Gallery, Brussels, Belgium "WallFlowers"
SFMoma Artists Gallery, San Francisco, Benefit Sale
Southern Exposure, San Francisco "Equilix"
OHanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA "Composing Chaos"
Oceanna Art Gallery, Pacifica, CA "Coastal Wood"
2014 Berkeley Art Center, CA "Collect!"
Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA 50/50 (J. Fisher)
White Walls, SF, CA Hospitality House Art Auction
Studio 110 Projects, Sausalito, CA "Red: a one night stand"
AWS, Sophie Héger Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2013 Diablo Valley College Art Gallery, Pleasant Hill "Hey Everybody"
Bergelli Gallery, Larkspur, CA "New Voices New Visions"
SFMOMA Artists Gallery, CA "Lure: Bay Area Artists Explore the Sea"
Oceana Art Gallery, Pacifica, CA "SURF"
2012 Wiels, Brussels, RTBF/La Collection (Preselection Exhibition)
Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA "Silver Era"
Gualala Arts Center, Gualala, CA "The May Show"
SFMOMA Artists Gallery, CA Annual Warehouse Sale
Bozar, Brussels, RTBF/La Collection
2011 Ampersand, San Francisco, CA "Walking On thin Ice"
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA Spring Open House
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA Fall open House
2010 475 Miller, Mill Valley CA L. Bersamina, T. Bolles, Marie Van Elder
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito , CA Fall Open House
Marin MOCA, Novato, CA “Private Eyes”
San Jose ICA, Monotype Marathon XXII
SFMoma Artists Gallery, SF, CA 17th Annual Warehouse Sale
2009 Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA “Statewide Drawing
and Print Exhibition”
College of Marin Fine Arts Gallery CA. “Rock, Scissors, Paper, Glue”
O’Hanlon Center For The Arts, Mill Valley, CA “Bay Area Women Artists”
Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA, “Painting Large”
Root Division, San Francisco, CA “Family Pictures”
SFMOMA Artists Gallery, SF, CA, 16tth Annual Warehouse Sale
Columbia College, Columbia, MO “Paper In Particular”-
(Best of show award)
2008 Marin MOCA, Novato, CA, “PaperWORKS”
Long Beach Island Foundation, Loveladies, NJ, “Works of Art on Paper”
Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT, “Painting as Presence”
Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA, “Arts On Fire XII”
Dolby Chadwick Gallery, SF, Hospitality House 23rd Annual Auction
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, “Close Calls
Marin Civic Center Galleries, San Rafael, CA, Marin Arts Council
2007 Cuesta College Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA, “Corpus"
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA -Summer Open House
AFF New York, NY, Julie Nester Gallery
ICA San Jose, CA, Monotype Marathon
Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA, Bay Area Juried Exhibition
San Francisco Studio School, SF, CA, “Equivalents”
2006 O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA, “Is Dada Dead?”
Busdori, B.Hallard Project Space, Tokyo, Japan, “Suitcase”
Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, MA, “Little Women”
Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA , 2006 National Exhibition.
SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA “Finding the Figure”
Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, “See Jane Run”
Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, UT, “Figures”
2005 Oakland Art Gallery, Bay Area Currents
San Jose ICA, XII Monotype Marathon
Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA, Marin Artists
Obsolete, Venice Beach, CA, “Private Drama”
2004 ICA, San Jose, 24th Annual Fall Art Auction
Bekeley Art Center, 21st Annual Exhibition
Soho20-Chelsea, New York, Tenth Annual International
Exhibition of Women’s Art
Andrea Schwartz Gallery, SF, 19th Hospitality House Auction
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, “Human Form”
2003 ICA, San Jose,”the Legacy of Inez Storer”
Andrea Schwartz Gallery, 18th Annual Hospitality House Auction
CCA, MFA 2003 Graduation Show, SF
WORKS, San Jose, “New California Masters”
2001 HANGART, SF, “Go Figure”
1998 HANGART, SF, “Gallery Artists”
1996 Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA, “Fresh Paint II”
1995 Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA, “Landscape in Marin”
1994 San Francisco Women Gallery, “California Artists”
Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, “The Human Figure”
Marin Theatre, Mill Valley, “Keely & Du”
Fort Mason Art Center, San Francisco
1993 M. H. Memorial de Young Museum, San Francisco, Works by Museum Teachers
1992 Somar Gallery, San Francisco, “Selected Works by CCSF Students”
Canvas Collectie/Collection RTBF 2012 Borgerhoff & Lamberigts
Studio Visit (The Open Studio Press) 2010 vol 12 (Juror: Dina Deitsch)
Studio Visit (The Open Studios Press), 2009, vol 5 (Juror: M. Klein)
New American Paintings (Open Studio Press), 2006 Pacific Coast, vol.61 (Juror: C. Butler)
New American Paintings, MFA 2003 (Juror: Lawrence Rinder)
New American Paintings, MFA 2001 (Juror: Lisa Phillips)
Independent Coast Observer, Splash "Oil Collages by Marie Van Elder, October 7, 2021
Sam Whiting, Ocean paintings for gallery near ocean beach, SF Chronicle, August 24,2016
Kenneth Baker, Galleries, SF Gate, Feb 12, 2011
Lee Sutter, Musing on the Human Figure, Central Coast Living, Sept 29, 2007
Kate True, Little Women, Contemporary Artists Envision Girls and Their Worlds, 2006
N. Nataraj, See Jane Run, Artweek July/August 2006
N. Magnabosco, L’arte e le bambine: una storia da ricostruire, o forso da inventare?, Arte e Societa, 2006
I. Westbrook, Bay Area Currents, Artweek 2005
2017 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2015 BigCi, Bilpin, Australia
Daraja Academy, Nanyuki, Kenya
2011 Palazzo Rinaldi, Noepoli, Italy
2010-11 Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA (affiliate)