Elan Cadiz is a multi ethnic, multi racial, North American, native New Yorker (3rd generation) and interdisciplinary Visual Artist that deconstructs and balances her intersectionality through her projects. Her art and practice are grounded in the documentation of her personal narrative through the use of historical imagery and the domestic. Elan's artworks are a devotional manifestation of love and worship inspired by family and community.
Cadiz's artworks are a devotional manifestation of love inspired by her internal dialogue with Spirit and community. Her art speaks to the boundless potential in humanity and the ways our pasts can inform our future for the better. Elan's goal as an artist is to connect creative people and ideas, encourage inclusivity and to have viewers question their condition(s) in ways that bring about helpful inner inquiry and thoughtful discussion.
Elan Cadiz explored ideas at the Fashion Institute of Technology for 2 years and shifted interest. She later graduated from City College of New York with a BA in Studio Art and received a MFA Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts where she was awarded the SVA Merit Scholarship, Paul Rhodes Memorial Award and the Martha Trevor Award.
Cadiz has been commissioned by the Studio Museum in Harlem, El Museo de Barrio, Art in Flux Harlem, Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and more. She was one of the first Sustainable Arts Foundation AIRspace Parent Artist Resident at Abrons Art Center and her An American Family Album series was featured in VOGUE. Her artworks can also be found in New American Paintings magazine, issue #146 and #153.