Born in Denver, Colorado, Elissa Buchalter has an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. Awards include a residency at the Burren College of Art in Ireland, a Fulbright Research Grant to India, where Ms. Buchalter studied Buddhist Thangka painting and art as a meditative tool, and the New York Studio Residency Program located in the DUMBO neighborhood of New York City. Group Exhibitions include Cranbrook Art Museum and Mercedes Benz Financial Services World Headquarters. Her work is published in Juxtapositions Magazine, Open Doors Report on Student Exchange journal, and the Mercedes Benz Experiencing Perspectives Catalog. She has lectured at the Fulbright South and Central Asia Conference, Poornima University, and Jodhpur Institute of Engineering and Technology. She currently lives and works in Seattle, Washington.