Elana Goren

category: Visual,

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Artist Statement

Elana Goren is a printmaker, teacher, freelance artist and graphic designer. Elana's work has been seen in both domestic and international museums and galleries. Her work is represented in public and private collections including permanent collections of the National Gallery of Australia and the  National Museum for Animals & Society. She has received professional awards and her work has been published in various publications. Currently, Elana is a featured artist in Volume 1, Edition 4 of Carrier Pigeon Magazine.

Etchings, monotypes and relief prints are created to evoke an emotional reaction though visual “stories” depicted from the animal subjects’ sentient point-of-view. The goal is to provide an opening for the viewer, a provocation to think more deeply about this topic which is most often trivialized. A visual narrative is created that compels the viewer to look beyond the obvious and delve into the reality of each subject’s situation. Depiction of the unique being is paramount, contrary to the stereotyped version that has commonly been promoted. The innate character of the individual is visually tangible and there is always more than what is apparent at first glance.

Educational Background

MFA SUNY New Paltz

BFA School of Visual Arts