by Ashley G. Reyes
Biography provided by Artist
The BxArts Factory is excited to introduce Élan Cadiz as the teaching artist for the Think/Create/Share lab! She will teach high school students whom are passionate about artistic creation and will guide them through the process of becoming a professional artist. We are excited to begin this amazing project with Elan Cadiz in the upcoming months!
Élan Cadiz is a North American Interdisciplinary Assemblage Visual Artist and her artworks are grounded in family, historical imagery and personal narrative. She use various formats of presentation: video, poetry, storytelling, artifacts, print media, photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, illustrations and installation for project series. The presentation may differ but remain in constant conversation with each other.
Élan graduated from City College of New York City with a BA in Studio Art in 2008 and will be graduating from the School of Visual Arts with a MFA in Fine Arts May 2018. She has exhibited with No Longer Empty, Harlem Arts Festival, Rush Art Galleries, El Museo del Barrio, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and more. She most recently co-curated Spirit of Community: Art of Harlem with Barbara Horowitz, President and Founder of Community Works NYC.
Cadiz has instructed young people in the arts for 18 years and taught for Together the photographs share the energy and strength of the West Indian population and the groups influence to the political, economic and cultural vitality of the North Bronx.or was in collaboration with programs/institutions such as the Police Athletic League (P.A.L), Astoria Beacon Program, Young Adult Institute (Y.A.I), Casa Duarte, P.S. /I.S. 180, Say Yes To Education (affiliated with Columbia’s Teachers College), Harlem School of the Arts, Thurgood Marshall Upper and Lower Academies, Harlem Gems (Harlem Children Zone), No Longer Empty, Cool Culture, Bank Street College, Weeksville Heritage Center, the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York Historical Society, Center for Arts Education, Community Works NYC, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Children's Museum and now with BxArts Factory.
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