I am excited to announce that I am a finalist in the Fresh 2022, KlompChing Gallery annual photography competition. In addition to being one of twenty artists on the shortlist, my work will be in a physical exhibiton at KlompChing Gallery in Brooklyn, NY opening September 15th 2022. For more information about the twenty finalists and the five exhibiting artists in the physical exhibition, check out KlompChing Gallery’s website.
August 1st, 2022
I am thrilled to share that I have been awarded the August 2022 Aurora PhotoCenter + Herron Residency. I will spend two weeks in the amazing Herron School of Art darkrooms experimenting with found negatives using physical collage, double/multiple exposure, and assemblage. In the work I would like to explore the photograph’s relationship to death, memory, and desire while re-evaluating familial realtionships and ideologies of gender and sexuality often perpetuated through family archives. Stay tuned to my website and to my instagram @elicraven for progress on the residency during the month of August.
January 10th, 2022
I recently curated the exhibition Perpetual Ebb for the Purdue University Galleries. The exhibition includes seven artists exploring ideas of loss, fear, identity, and place through a lens of varied perspectives and photographic methods. Each artist utilizes photography in their practice - as a medium, a tool, an object, a reference, and in many cases a combination thereof. Perpetual Ebb evokes a sense of time and contemplation. The title may suggest a repetitive pattern, a sinking feeling, or an infinite abyss. Despite the solemn theme on the surface, the works in theexhibition conjure a sense of hope, curiosity, and awareness of that which troubles us.
The exhibition is located in the Rueff East Gallery and includes work by Rachel Cox, Sandra Erbacher, Merik Goma, Allison Grant, Jacinda Russell, Edra Soto, and Jiawei Zhao. The gallery is open Monday - Friday from 10am - 7pm through February 4th 2022.
January 7th, 2022
My work can currently be seen in the group exhibition Post Process at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation in Lafayette, Indiana. The exhibition feautres work from the photography department faculty at Purdue University. The exhibition is open to the public Monday - Friday from 9am - 5pm.
August 2nd, 2021
I have a solo exhibition of new works at the Telluride Arts District Gallery in Telluride, Colorado during the month of August 2021. The exhibition will feature selections from my projects “First Aid” and “The Living Anatomy.” The show is part of the Telluride Arts District’s “The Body Electric” series running throughout 2021. The opening reception is Thursday August 5th from 5-8pm.
July 21st, 2021
I am excited to share that my work will be included in the 31st Biennial at the South Bend Museum of Art. The SBMA Biennial presents a diverse look into contemporary artwork made by artists living in the Midwest. Open to artists residing in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin, this exhibition is an up-to-date dialogue of art happening in the midwest. The pool of exhibiting artists is deliberately limited to allow for the showing of a greater body of work by each artist. From 342 submitting artists, twelve were selected by juror Misa Jeffereis, Assistant Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. The exhibition will be open July 24th through October 3rd 2021 with a recepetion on September 3rd. Find out more about the exhibition and the participating artists at https://southbendart.org/see/biennial-31
November 12th 2020
Currently my work can be seen in the group exhibition Focal Point at the Foundry Art Centre in Saint Charles, MO. The exhibition was juried by Robin Assner-Alvey, Professor of Art at Webster University and focuses on how photography can be pushed to its fullest potential. An online version of the exhibition can be viewed on the Foundry Art Centre website.
October 23rd 2020
I am honored to be included on the list of finalists for the Spring 2020 Hopper Prize grant awards. In addition to being featured on the website, the Hopper Prize organization recently invited me to do a follow up interview. All shortlist finalists are featured along side the winners on the Hopper Prize website. Take a look at the winner’s and finalist’s profiles at this link. Read my interview along with some new work in progress on their Journals page.
July 28th 2020
I recently worked with Lampoon Magazine in Milan Italy on a series of collages for their latest issue titled “Prototype.” The images feature products and design from Prada, Givenchy, Bonacina, and others. To order a copy of the publication and learn more about Lampoon, visit their site.
March 9th 2020
The Weird Show has a new interview with me up on their site. Max-o-matic and I talk about my process, found photography, and the important role framing plays in the work. You can read my interview and see a great selection of other artists at their site theweirdshow.info
December 12th 2019
I am excited to have my work included in the latest issue of Terrain, an academic journal of social and cultural anthropology published in Paris, France. Their latest issue “Censures” addresses censorship, freedom of expression, and forms of forced silence. To find out more about Terrain visit their page on openedition.org
September 8th 2019
One year ago I toured the nuclear waste clean-up sites at the Idaho National Laboratory near Arco, Idaho with a group of artists. Following the tour, the group processed the experience while creating new work for the exhibition Holding What Can’t Be Held. The exhibition opens Saturday September 14th at Ming Studios in Boise, Idaho. The exhibiting artist’s include Irina Novarese, Kristen Cooper, Uli Westphal, New Catalogue (Jonathan Sadler & Luke Batten), Astri Snodgrass, Bryan Moore, Candace Rood, Alek De Dochas, Tim Andreae, and myself.
August 12th 2019
I recently accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Photography in the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance at Purdue University. I am proud to be joining an institution with such a rich history of innovation. With research that has led us around the world and into space, Purdue continues to hold excellent faculty and I am looking forward to working with such great people.
May 28th 2019
I am excited to share that I have been awarded a grant from the Alexa Rose Foundation. I’ll be using the funds to maintain a Boise studio at the Gem Center for the Arts where I’ll be testing new work and continuing my collaborations with Maria Chavez.
March 20th 2019
La Monnaie, the Brussels Royal Opera House is using my work for the promotion of the opera production “Les Silence des Ombres.” the production will run in the 2019 - 2020 seasons opnening September 2019. Visit lamonnaie.be for more information and to purchase tickets.
February 26th 2019
My work was recently published in Found Footage Magazine, a film studies journal devoted to the dissemination of found footage and collage cinema. Visit foundfootagemagazine.com for more information and to purchase issues of the journal.