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BIOGRAPHY

Raised in Wilmette (as suburb of Chicago)Illinois.

Elias is a lyrical abstract artist, writer and poet, interweaving these worlds within his paintings. He is highly engaged in utilizing raw materials, making paint and working often on linen. The artist incorporates humor as a stint and abstraction as a vessel to hold an interior landscape. Thematically his interests lay in the interstitial space. Uncovering ancient Spiritual locations are recurring themes within his works.

Elias works daily from his studio at the Brewery Arts Complex in Los Angeles and he exhibits regularly in Los Angeles, as well as in Europe.

His work is collected by RAND Corporation, featured at TED.com Kohler Home for the Future, and purchased by the President of Iceland, Gudni Johannenson.

CV

<p>Galeria Azur – Madrid Spain Oct 2012</p> <p>Rise Art – London England. June 2021</p> <p>OCCCA Orange County Contemporary Center For the Arts – Santa Ana California June 2021</p> <p>Shapell Properties project Seven Works created for Public Center The Vineyards – Porter Ranch California January 2020</p> <p>Residential Commission Rancho Palos Verdes Estates March 2020</p> <p>AnD Lab 2020 pushed to February 2021. Los Angeles Ca</p> <p>HPAC Chicago Highland Park Illinois pushed to June 2022</p> <p>Artsy through Fathom Gallery 2020</p> <p>Garden in the Sky solo Exhibition Fathom Los Angeles Oct 2019</p> <p>Arena Gallery Rome Italy January 2019</p> <p>Main Museum – Los Angeles California Nov 2018</p> <p>The Other Art Fair Barker Hangar Santa Monica Ca Oct 2018</p> <p>Vernissage, Saissac France artist residence June 2018</p> <p>Rock/Light Solo Exhibition Fathom Gallery LA Sept 2016</p> <p>Transitional Realities Non-Objective Show Fullerton College Oct 2016</p> <p>Artists Writers Retreat Iceland April 2016 & 2017</p> <p>Floating City Solo Exhibition GALLERY MiM 2015 Culver City</p> <p>Juror Pasadena Art Show Art House Pasadena California 2015-2020</p> <p>Numinous painting featured in Bruce Weber Video/Ralph Lauren Campaign 2016 Letters to Lauren Santa Barbara Ca</p> <p>Looming Twins painting featured in Terrence Malick film- Knight of Cups/ Los Angeles Ca</p> <p>Publication ‘the Earth, the Spirit.” painting featured in Gloria Janoff book Color & Light</p> <p>Interviewed for new doc “The History of Cool”</p> <p>Huffington Post Article Neil Rauch Jan 2016</p> <p>Hancock Park House Commission completed & installed</p> <p>SELECTED EXHIBITIONS</p> <p>TED.com : Long Beach Convention Center</p> <p>“Kohler Home of the Future” featured three Elias Paintings</p> <p>RAND /Corporate Collection Santa Monica Ca</p> <p>SUNDANCE Film Festival Alive Exhibition Park City Utah</p> <p>Gallery Exhibits</p> <p>OCCCA Orange County Contemporary Santa Ana Ca 2021</p> <p>Fathom Gallery solo exhibition Garden in the Sky October 2019 Los Angeles California</p> <p>Arena Gallery, via Margutta. Curator Alfio Borghese Rome, Italy</p> <p>Fathom Gallery solo exhibition Oct 2017 Los Angeles California</p>

STATEMENT

Painting can illuminate stillness. It can rectify the impossible. Defy gravity where heavy forms appear light like a feather and float rather than topple. It can raise the tone in the room and the room in your heart. It can stimulate thought and vision and solutions to the ‘un-confrontable’. It might bring you simple joy. It can play tricks with the present and send you backwards forwards or any number of directions if you are not grounded.