Elaine Beckman Maldonado


The Work

The artist’s works on paper have been exhibited at locations such the Hunterdon Museum of Art, Silvermine Art Association, Merck Headquarters, New York City’s Broome Street Gallery, the Fashion Institute of Technology and at the City University of New York. Drawings are part of the permanent collection of the State University of New Jersey, and they have been showcased by the Parsons School of Design in multiple catalogues. Work has also been on view at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, as well as on the New York Artists Equity website ( Exhibition reviews can be found in the archives of publications such as the Star Ledger, the Courier News and the Millbrook Roundtable.

Portraits are available on commission. Although too numerous to cite here, past portrait work includes luminaries such as the “Martyr of Entebbe”, Jonathan Natanyahu (brother of Benjamin Natanyahu), completed at the request of the Hebrew University. A full client list is available upon request.

Arts Education

Faculty appointments include those at institutions such as Parsons School of Design, the City University of New York and the Bank Street College of Education. Presentations and papers have been delivered at the Savannah College of Art, the State University of New York and at the University of the Arts-London, to list a few. Named an outstanding scholar by CUNY in 2004, 2005 and 2006, her essays have been published in the Journal of Educational Technology (2010), Proceedings of the University of the Arts CLTAD Conference (2010), E-source for First Year College Experience (2006) and the American Society for Engineering Education (2005). Arts education grants include those from the Fund for the Improvement of Post-secondary Education (U.S. Department of Education-FIPSE) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The Artist

Elaine Maldonado holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Cooper Union. She also holds a Fine Arts Certificate from the University of Madrid, Spain and a graduate degree from CUNY. She is currently the Director of Faculty Development at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.