AWARDS AND GRANTS

Art Ventures Grant - The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida - 2018

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Endless Dream - Space 42 - Jacksonville, Florida - 2018

EXHIBITIONS

The Craft of Art: A Feminine Approach - Group Exhibition - Women Writing for (a) Change - Jacksonville, Florida - 2018

Games, Art, and Music (GAAM Anime) - Group Exhibition - The Museum - Jacksonville, Florida - 2018

Surviving to Thriving - Women's Center of Jacksonville, The Yellow House - Jacksonville, Florida 2018

Writing on the Walls - Jax Makerspace - Jacksonville Public Library - Jacksonville, Florida - 2018

Phoenix Rising Festival Mural Collaboration - Phoenix Arts District - Jacksonville, Florida - 2018

Sum + Substance - Group Exhibition - The Space Gallery - Jacksonville, Florida - 2018

Local Exposure - Group Exhibition - Gallery 725 - Jacksonville, Florida - 2018

The HEart of FemArtists - Group Exhibition - The Art Center Cooperative - Jacksonville, Florida - 2018

First Things First - Group Exhibition - Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum - Jacksonville, Florida - 2018

5 & Under - Group Exhibition - The Space Gallery - Jacksonville, Florida - 2017

Games, Art, and Music (GAAM Adventure) - Group Exhibition - The Museum - Jacksonville, Florida - 2017

FemArt Gallery - Group Exhibition - 5iveCanons - Jacksonville, Florida - 2017

Cultural Council of Jacksonville Art Awards - Group Exhibition - Glass Factory - Jacksonville, Florida - 2017

Resistance Art Show - Group Exhibition - Union 3B - Jacksonville, Florida - 2017

Games, Art, and Music (GAAM VS.) - Group Exhibition - The Museum - Jacksonville, Florida - 2016

SOUTH By Southlight, Head To Toe - Group Exhibition - CoRK - Jacksonville, Florida - 2016

SOUTH By Southlight, POP! - Group Exhibition - CoRK - Jacksonville, Florida - 2016

Local Exposure - Gallery 725 - Atlantic Beach, Florida - 2016

Games, Art, and Music (GAAM) - Group Exhibition - The Birdhouse - Jacksonville, Florida - 2015

Games, Art, and Music (GAAMvengers) - Group Exhibition - The Museum - Jacksonville, Florida - 2015

SOUTH by Southlight Exhibition - Wilson Center for the Arts - Jacksonville, Florida - 2015

Elements of MOSH - Museum of Science and History - Jacksonville, Florida - 2015

Games, Art and Music (GAAM Fantasy) - Group Exhibition - The Museum - Jacksonville, Florida - 2014

The Art Institute of Jacksonville Annual Exhibition - Jacksonville, Florida - 2014

ECHO III - BFA Thesis Group Exhibition - Jacksonville, Florida - 2014

Artistic Perceptions - Solo Exhibition - Augusta, Georgia - 2013

The Art Institute of Jacksonville Annual Exhibition - Jacksonville, Florida - 2013

Juice, A Jen Jones Gallery - Group Exhibition - Jacksonville, Florida - 2013

Local Exposure - Gallery 725 - Atlantic Beach, Florida - 2013

The Art Institute of Jacksonville Annual Exhibition - Jacksonville, Florida - 2012

The Art Institute of Jacksonville Annual Exhibition - Jacksonville, Florida - 2011


ARTIST STATEMENT

My work focuses on the subtleties of the human condition and conceptually explores identity, individuality, and gender issues through creative narrative. I utilize a contrived scenario, characterization of my own likeness and the psychology of color to build my vernacular.

There is a separation between the public and private sphere in regards to place and our interaction within. Individual autonomy and desire play a role in the female view and is much influenced by the male gaze. This, in turn, can effect both public and private domains of the female.

Through my malleable appearance, my goal is to inspire the viewer to introspection and the link to society at large.

 

BIO

Elena Øhlander (b. 1988) is an illustrator and painter, currently working in Jacksonville, Florida. She attained her BFA in Photography in 2014, exhibiting her work at national galleries and museums.

Her focus is in illustration that explores identity, gender issues, space, individuality, and pop culture with a Japanese context. Her main influences are Taiyo Matsumoto, Hayao Miyazaki, Yayoi Kusama, and Yoshitomo Nara. 


elena@elenaohlander.com