Eljaiek Art

Artist Bio

Bride

 

I was born in Colombia, S.A. and arrived in NY at the age of 3 with my mami, embracing I Love Lucy, game shows, pop music and old school Hollywood. Although my birth culture is sewn into the fabric of my everyday life, my American dream is still wrapped tightly around  Frank Capra’s small town Utopia. The magic realism that permeates my birth country is reflected in the surreal landscapes I explore in a variety of media. The family of women who raised me continue to inspire me. This rich confluence of cultures has created a unique and ever evolving voice. 

 

Exhibition History and CV

Group Exhibitions –

2010 – Portraits, Queens College

2011 – SONO Art Walk Norwalk, CT

2012 – RAW NYC, Ensemble

          Make Art Not War, City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport CT

2013 – Arts to End Violence, Crown Heights, NY

2015 – Origins, Brooklyn Artistry, Brooklyn, NY

           Astoria Art Festival, William Hallett Astoria, NY

2016 – A Family of Women, Huntington, NY

         Through the Eyes of a Child, North Shore Art Guild Port Jefferson, NY

 2018 – Something Blue, The Art Guild Manhasset, Long Island

            12×12 Huntington Arts, Huntington NY

 

Solo Exhibitions –

2011 – Color Deaf, Tone Blind – Sunnyside, NY

2014 – Women Worldwide Initiative, NYC

2016 – Austin’s Ale House, Queens, NY

2018 – The Galleria, Central Islip Library, NY

 

Community Arts Programming –

2011- 2013 – I’m Just Sayin’, Xmental Inc.

2011 – MLK Day of Service, Xmental Inc

2012 – Hold the Ball, Xmental Inc. – 2012

2013 – National Night Out, Brooklyn NY –

2014 – Life Fest, Life Raft Group, NJ

2014 – Present – Director of Planning and Programming for Westbury Arts

Murals –

2012 – NEON Community Center, Brownsville, Brooklyn

          The Stairwell Project, Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn NY

          Bushwick Family Residence, Brooklyn NY

         Brownsville Post Office, Brownsville Brooklyn

2013 – Gramsci Monument/Thomas HIrschhorn Installation, Bronx NY

2013 – Izabahlia Community Garden, Brownsville, Brooklyn

          Ellis Prep Academy, NYC

2014 – Bronx Family Court, Bronx, NY

           Halsey Street Dreamway Project, Brooklyn, NY

          Belmont Avenue Mural, Brooklyn, NY

          Jules Verne – Library Bar, NYC

2016 – Roosevelt Field Mall, Garden City, NY

2018 – The Simple Good, NYC

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