Elody Gyekis is a painter, animator, and sculptor who uses visual storytelling to reinvent traditional gender roles. Elody earned her MFA in Painting at the New York Academy of Art and her BFA in Painting and Ceramics fromPenn State University. Her paintings have been exhibited in many solo and group shows in Pennsylvania and New York, and also across the USA, Central America and Europe. She completed artist residencies in Sibiu, Romania in 2014 and Giverny, France in 2018. Elody has taught painting workshops in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Honduras, and Costa Rica. In addition to her fine art, she has been a community arts organizer of murals and other public art projects in Pennsylvania and beyond. Elody spends her time bouncing between Pennsylvania, Brooklyn, and Central America.