Elana Mann creates artwork that brings a greater consciousness to the listening and speaking we practice in everyday life. Her artwork bridges sculpture, performance, community engagement, and politics.
Mann has presented her work in museums, galleries, city parks, and buses in the US and globally. Recent solo exhibitions and projects have taken place at Pitzer College Art Galleries (2018), Commonwealth & Council (2016), Baik Art (2016), and the Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design (2013). In addition, Mann curates, collaborates, organizes, and writes. With John Burtle, she co-edited the 2018 performance score anthology Propositional Attitudes: What do we do now? published by Golden Spike Press, followed by a book/performance tour at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions; SITE/Less; and the Santa Monica Public Library.
Mann has received numerous awards, including the California Community Foundation Artist Fellowship, the Stone & DeGuire Contemporary Art Award, an Artist-in-Residence Program at Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, the COLA Individual Artist Fellowship, and was the inaugural artist-in-residence at Pitzer College’s ceramics department. She received her BFA with honors from Washington University in St. Louis and her MFA from California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. She lives in Southern California with her husband, designer Jean-Paul Leonard, and their two children.\
Photo Credit: Josh Caffrey