Elena De La Ville
Elena De La Ville mixes
photography, digital, silver based and alternative processes, with wax,
encaustic medium and pigments. She loves everything about wax. It is texture
upon texture, it is softness and smell, it is built up in layers that hide and
reveal at the same time.
Elena studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Caracas,
Venezuela, and then traveled to London to study Textile
Design at Chelsea School of Art and Design. She lived and traveled throughout Europe
for several years. After retuning to Venezuela she was awarded a full
scholarship and then traveled to Boston to study photography, graduating from
the Art Institute of Boston.
She has shown at Shaw Cramer Gallery and Dragonfly Gallery on Martha's Vineyard, Nelson Gallery, Lexington, VA, Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St.
Petersburg, FL, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA and Boca Raton Museum of
Art and her work is in the collections of MUSEO de Arte Contemoraneo
and Museo Acarigua Araure. Her work is included in numerous private an public
She has received: Honorable Mention at the 58th
Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art,
Directors Award at the 3rd National Encaustic Conference, Montserrat College of
Art in Beverly, MA, Honorable mention, EPHEMERA Show, The Arts Center, St Petersburg,
FL , Ann Culvert Award for Creativity, All Island Art Show, Martha's Vineyard,
MA and the Ruth Bogan Award All Island Art Show, MA.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, and
having lived in many parts of the world, she currently resides in Sarasota, FL