Jacques Goes to Manhattan
"Existential Jacques" will be included in the show "Et Tu, Art Brute" at the Andrew Edlin Gallery in New York. The show runs from November 2017 through January 2018.
The Skull & Skeleton in Art
I have three pieces in the curated invitational show "The Skull & Skeleton in Art V: Folk Art to Pop Culture." The show runs from Sept. 21 - Nov. 3, 2017 at The Gallery at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio.
"Identity" was selected for "10x10x10xTieton" at Tieton Arts & Humanities in Tieton, Washington. Artists from around the world are juried for the annual show which features work in all media no larger than 10" in any dimension. The show will be open from August 12 through October 8, 2017.
As of February 13, 2017, I am included in the Contemporary Art Curator´s Artist Directory, an international art platform designed to connect artists with art professionals. My direct link is http://www.contemporaryartcurator.com/elvie-zell
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
"Did Life Come From Outer Space" was selected for the show "Blue Marble" at the San Louis Obispo Museum of Art, opening June 3, 2016.
I was selected to be included in the Summer 2016 issue of Studio Visit Magazine.
Studio Visit is a series of juried artist books produced by the publishers of New American Paintings. Each high quality volume of Studio Visit features approximately 150 artists, who have been selected by professional curators. The publication is distributed to over 2,000 curators, gallerists and collectors.
About the Artist
I live and work in Shaker Heights, Ohio. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cleveland State University, and built a career as an enamelist, selling my work nationally and internationally. Several years ago I decided to change direction and return full time to painting and drawing.
I operate in an improvisational mode, starting with a color, a shape, or an image, and letting the work choose direction. I experiment with acrylics, oil stick, flashe, acrylic marker, colored pencil, graphite, collage and machine stitching, on canvas, paper, and fabric. I create digital images that I print and incorporate as collage elements or use as a background for drawings and collages.
After many years focused on one medium, the freedom of experimentation is exhilarating. I am able to enjoy the creative process and be surprised with the result. My enameling work was on a very small scale, requiring a fastidious attention to detail. I enjoy working larger and looser now, but maintain a high standard for execution and professionalism.