Jeff Elrod was born in 1966 in Irving, TX and currently lives and works in Houston, TX. He holds a B.F.A. from the University of North Texas, Denton. He has been a resident artist at the Glassel School of Art (CORE Fellowship), Houston; the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam; and The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX. In 1998 he received a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award. Since the mid-1990s, he has held solo exhibitions at Daer Gallery, Amsterdam; New Gallery, Houston; Gallery One Three Seven, Houston; Art of this Century, Houston; as well as at Texas Gallery, Houston, where he is represented. Elrod’s paintings were included in the 1998 exhibition, Abstract Painting, Once Removed, at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston. He opened a solo show at Pat Hearn Gallery in New York in May 1999.