ABOUT

Heidi Elbers (b. New Orleans, LA) earned her BA from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2008, and in 2010 she earned her MFA from the New York Academy of Art. Elbers has shown her work nationally at places such as Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, Sotheby's, Flowers Gallery, NY, The Lodge Gallery, Island Weiss Gallery, Storefront Ten Eyck, and Southeastern Contemporary Art Gallery. She has been featured in publications including Gagosian Quarterly, The Huffington Post, T Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, BeautifulBizarre Magazine, PoetsArtists, ApartmentTherapy.com, Buzzfeed.com, The Brooklyn Rail, and Hyperallergic. Elbers lives in Bushwick, and aside from her studio practice, she is the Director of Exhibitions at the New York Academy of Art.

 

Connecting with her culture as a Louisiana native, her paintings are a celebration of artful dress influenced by the elaborate costumes of Mardi Gras and elements from the bayou.