Hi, I'm Elisa!
I’m a Canadian artist. I hold a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Concordia University, QC, and am currently pursuing an MFA in Visual Arts at York University, ON. My approach to painting is narrative and poetic. I hope for my artwork to serve as a visual portal for viewers, coaxing them deeper into their internal worlds, and reminding them of the magic therein.
My artistic curiosity lies in the cyclical patterns of the natural world. I am particularly enchanted with the liminal spaces which emerge when the peak of beauty declines into decay.
My approach to these transitional spaces is corporal. My body, through the process of painting, acts as a permeable membrane through which the environment is transmuted. During this time, flora and fauna shape-shift into the inhabitants of personal mythologies and fables. In the past year, my subjects have begun to emerge from deep, dark backgrounds. This space is a psychological and spiritual one. Within it, their stories unfold.
Fragile, BBAM Gallery, Montreal, QC
No.3, VAV Gallery, Montreal, QC
C’est la famille, Ausgang Plaza, Montreal, QC
Texture, Art Gang Montreal, Montreal, QC
Inversions 1, Productions L’Éloi, Montreal, QC.
VISION(S), Warren G. Flowers Gallery, Montreal, QC
Metamorphosis, Atelier Galerie 2112, Montreal, QC
Merging Perimeters, Art Steps (Online)
Le Salon Virtuel, Art Steps (Online)
Timelines, Atelier Galerie 2112, Montreal, QC
Le Salon, Atelier Galerie 2112, Montreal, QC
MFA of Visual Arts at York University, Toronto, ON
BFA in Painting & Drawing, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
Awards and Grants
York University Graduate Scholarship
Dawson College Award for Excellence in Painting, presented by Michael Smith