Elsa Voelcker

Senior lecturer, Photography
Fine Arts Department
Visual and Performing Arts Division

M.F.A. in Photography, Visual Studies Workshop Rocheater, NY  through SUNY Buffalo,N.Y.
B.A. Art History, Boston University, Boston Mass.

Courses Taught
Creative Photography I-IV
Individual and Community
Experiencing the Arts

Research Interests & Areas of Expertise
Photographic portraits of people with piercings and tattoos

Publications and Presentations

2010    Starving Artist Gallery, Keene, New Hampshire, Piercing Portraits, artist talk

2007   Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, New Hampshire, Portraits and Peonies,artist talk

2006   Thoreau Art Gallery, Student Center, Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, New Hampshire, Piercing Images, The Body as Canvas

2007    “I am my Daughter’s Canvas” published in a book, “Blaze: Discourse on Art, Women and Feminism, co-editied by Karen Fostig and Kathy Halamka

2006   Fitchburg Access Television, Fitchburg, Mass. in a panel discussion on Woman’s Caucus for art televised on Fitchburg channel

Presenter on panel in Women's Caucus for Art Annual Conference   Co-Creating Art, the Private Made Public

Plymouth State College, Plymouth, N.H. My Life as a Photographic Artist.

Professional Memberships

  • Regional Coordinator and leader for Artist Leadership Network a national organization of small  artist groups for women
  • Former president and member of New Hampshire Chapter of  Woman’s Caucus for Art

Conferences Attended 
Women’s Caucus for Art, Boston & Atlanta

Grants Received 
Research  grant  from Franklin Pierce 2004 

Personal Interest 
Photography, portraiture and landscape, preserving family histories, hiking, film