Elizabeth Essner is an independent curator, writer, and researcher based in Brooklyn, NY, US. She has curated exhibitions for institutions including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, in Connecticut, US; Arizona State University Art Museum; and R & Company, in New York. A contributor to magazines including Metalsmith and Modern, she is currently curating From the Ground Up: Peters Valley School of Craft, set to open at the Hunterdon Art Museum in fall 2020. Essner also serves as a researcher for a forthcoming catalog on the modern and contemporary ceramics collection of Robert A. Ellison, Jr., a companion to an exhibition on the collection opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2021. She received her MA from the Bard Graduate Center in New York.