Instructor, Histories of the Visual Arts

Elissa Favero



Elissa Favero is a writer, educator, and art historian. A recipient of an Art Writing Workshop Award from the International Art Critics Association/USA Section (AICA/USA) and the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program, she has published art criticism, reviews, and essays in Temporary Art Review, The Rumpus,, and River Teeth Journal’s Beautiful Things series. In 2024, she will complete her MFA in creative writing at the Rainier Writing Workshop, and her chapbook Children of Rivers and Trees: An Abecedarian will be published by Newfound.

Elissa began her career in museums and has worked in the education and public programs departments of the Seattle Art Museum and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. At Cornish, she teaches an introduction to visual arts histories course as well as classes about gender and sexuality and propaganda and protest.


MA, Art History
University of Washington

BA, Art History with a concentration in Environmental Studies
Williams College