Anita Elias (She/Her)
Lives and Works: Sedona, AZ
Anita Elias explores the duality of controlled obsessive detail vs. accidental design. Both aimed at eliciting visceral reactions to color, symbols, order and chaos.
Her varied art work includes multicolor acrylic pours that can reflect and project the viewer’s perspective; excruciating detailed ink designed to challenge the input of visual information and the perplexity of hidden visuals and surreal associations. This year her exploration of different mediums brought her to the use of paper Mache, paper clay and an array of construction materials to add to her never ending mixed media projects.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Anita grew up roaming thru the corridors of all the great city museums as well as the colorful marketplaces of her childhood neighborhoods. The impact of such magic imagery instilled a passion for color, form and mystery. With a background in Performing Arts and later on as a human connectivity strategist around the globe, Anita’s work reflects her own multicultural upbringing. With no borders, no rules and no boundaries as a self-taught artist, her art is inspired by color theory, history and folk art, brut concrete and tribal magic traditions. All carried by a variety of mediums such as acrylic, paper, clay, mixed media, ink and resin.
Private collections in the USA, Middle East, Mexico and Canada.
2018 – Sedona Arts Center “38th Annual Juried Members Exhibition” Sedona, AZ. USA
2018 – Sedona Arts Festival, Sedona, AZ. USA
2019 – SVAC Annual Exhibit “Beginning ANEW”, Sedona, AZ. USA
2019 – Sedona Artists’ Open Studio Tour Spring 2019, Sedona, AZ. USA
2019 – Sedona Arts Center “39th Annual Juried Members Exhibition” Sedona, AZ. USA
2019 – “Visions of the Verde”, Yavapai College Art Gallery, Clarkdale, AZ. USA
2019 – Sedona Artists’ Open Studio Tour Fall 2019, Sedona, AZ. USA
2019 – Sedona Arts Festival, Sedona, AZ. USA
2020 – Sedona Arts Center “31 Women’s Artists Juried Exhibition”, Sedona, AZ. USA
2020 – SVAC Annual Exhibit “A Clear Vision”, Sedona, AZ. USA
2021 – Sedona Arts Festival, Sedona, AZ USA
2021 – SVAC Open Studio Tour Fall, Sedona, AZ
2022 – Sedona Arts Center “41st Annual Juried Members Exhibition” Sedona, AZ. USA
2022 – Sedona Arts Festival, Sedona, AZ USA