February 15 – July 10, 2021
Elana Mann is an artist based in South Pasadena whose practices include bridging sculpture, performance, community engagement, and politics. She creates artwork that brings a greater consciousness to the listening and speaking we practice in everyday life. Mann received her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis, and her MFA from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA. Mann has had recent solo exhibitions at Lawndale Art Center, Artpace San Antonio, Pitzer College Art Galleries, Commonwealth & Council, and Otis College of Art and Design. Selected group exhibitions and screenings include The Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, The Hirshhorn Museum, the Orange County Museum of Art, and REDCAT. She has been commissioned to create socially engaged artworks by Montalvo Arts Center, the Getty Villa, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
She has received numerous awards, including an International Artist in Residence at Artpace San Antonio, the California Community Foundation Artist Fellowship, the Stone & DeGuire Contemporary Art Award, the COLA Individual Artist Fellowship, and she was the inaugural artist-in-residence at Pitzer College’s ceramics department. Her work has been reviewed in the LA Times, Artforum, X-Tra, LA Weekly, and KCET Artbound, among others. In addition, Mann curates, collaborates, organizes, and writes. Her writing and interviews have been published in books and periodicals including Afterall Magazine, Art21, and the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest. Mann co-edited, with John Burtle, the 2018 performance score anthology “Propositional Attitudes: What do we do now?,” published by Golden Spike Press.