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INHERITED SUCCESSION: Instill & Inspire, James K. Schmidt Gallery, Voney Art Center, Principe College, Elsa, Illinois



SCAFFOLD: Equity of Treatment, Kente Royal Gallery, Harlem, NYC

SCAFFOLD: Equity of Treatment, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, NJ

SCAFFOLD: Equity of Treatment, Adelphi University, NY


Stair-Gazing: Élan Cadiz, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, NJ



KPF Black History Month Art & Jazz exhibition, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC, New York City, NY


EMERGENCY, West Harlem Arts & Children's Art Carnival, Harlem, NY

The Water Gathers, Home to Harlem Gallery, Harlem, NY

WE, James K. Schmidt Gallery, Voney Art Center, Principia College, Elsah, Illinois


The Limits the Sky, Calabar Gallery, Harlem, NYC

STRUCTURED OPTIMISM, Standard Space Gallery, Sharon, Connecticut

Atlantic World Art Fair, ART SY

Memory + Healing + Sustainability, CCCD, New York, NY

ASHAWAGH: a place between, Ma's House Residency, South Hamptons

Resilience & Sustainability, Calabar Gallery, Harlem, NYC

SYNERGY, Calabar Gallery, Harlem, NYC


PRIZM Artfair, represented by Calabar Gallery, Miami, FL

[Re]Constructing Home, Reeves House Visual Arts Center, Woodstock, GA

At Home, Living with Art Salon, Harlem, NYC

Giving Light: An Art Antidote to Gun Violence, Bronx Art Space, NYC

Love This Time, The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership/ FOKUS, NYC

Altered Grain, Stay Home Gallery, Paris, TN


Form, Paper, Scissors exhibit, Living with Art Salon, Harlem, NYC

Styling: Black Expression, Rebellion and Joy Through Fashion, Nordstrom, NYC

Brooklyn Utopias: 2020, Old Stone House & Washington Park, NYC


Who Do You Say You Are?, Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden, NYC

Harlem Perspectives II, Faction Art Project, Gallery 8, NYC


100 Works, Electropositive, Brooklyn, NYC

LOCATIONS: NYC MFA Exhibition at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

Harlem Havana 2018, Mural Pavilion in Harlem Hospital, NYC, NY

Global Reflections, Interchurch Center, NYC, NY

Let Me Reintroduce Myself, Cigar Factory, LIC, NY

In Pursuit of Freedom Now! Weeksville Heritage Center, NYC, NY

Tactics, Works, Terms, Forms, Statements, SVA Gallery, NYC, NY 

NSK State Reserve: Crisis Currency, Burren College of Art, Ireland                 



Spirit of Community: Art of Harlem, NYC, NY

Unicode, SVA Flatiron Gallery, NYC, NY

Art & Design Alumni Show 2017, John B. Kenny Gallery, NYC, NY

uptown: nasty women/bad hombres, El Museo del Barrio, NYC, NY

Woe-nderland exhibit, Aloft Hotel Harlem, Art in FLUX, NYC, NY

REFRESH, Rush Art Galleries, Art in FLUX, Chelsea, NY

1st Black History Month Student Exhibition, SVA Student Center, Chelsea, NY

harlem is… DANCE, co-curated with Community Works NYC, NY


UBUNTU, La Maison d’Art NY, NY

Who’s Harlem/Whose Harlem Exhibition, La Maison d’Art NY, NY


Juxtaposition, Harlem State Building Gallery - City Hall Rotunda in Mt. Vernon, N. Y. at 

1 Roosevelt Ave. Mt Vernon NY


if you build it, No Longer Empty, NYC, NY

Newark Black Oral History Project, Video installation, Gallery Affero, NJ


2020             Moth StorySLAM Champion

2018             Paula Rhodes Memorial Award, SVA

2016-17        Martha Trevor Award, Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship Program

2016-2018    School of Visual Arts Merit Scholarship  

2015             The Power of ART 2015

2003 & 2004 Citations of Honor for Art by Queens Borough President, Helen M. Marshall

PUBLICATIONS, Article: 22 Artists to Watch at Art Basel Miami 2021

New American Paintings, No.153, MFA Annual issue, juried by Lauren Haynes


Shelter in Place Artist Mothers Work, by Tulika Ladsariya, Angela Lopez

Affluent Society, Human Stories: Elan Cadiz

New American Paintings, No.146, Northeast issue, juried by Jerry Saltz


Family Furniture: Meet the Artist Turning Her Parents and Grandparents Into Chairs

JANUARY 18, 2019 2:35pm by MARLEY MARIUS

FOKUS Insight Magazine - Play Issue , pages 16 - 20

Insight: Symbols Issue , pages 28 - 29 


Winter/Spring 2015, Summer/Fall 2014, Winter/Spring 2014, Summer/Fall 2013, Summer/Fall 2012, Summer/Fall 2011

Homegirls Make Some Noise: Hip Hop Feminism Anthology, Edited by Gwendolyn D. Pough



Caramel Lion Stout collaboration with Torch & Crown Brewery, 2023

Artworks for FLATBUSH MISDEMEANORS Season 2, 2022

The Harlem Wanishi Sukkah, Commissioned by JCC Harlem in collaboration with Art In FLUX, NYC, 2018

First Lady's Luncheon Flowers, Commissioned by Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC, 2013


The Last Artist Retreat, Lift As You Climb Symposium & Retreat: Achieving Growth, Sustainability, and Impact for Black Cultural Workers, Baltimore, MD, 11/1 - 11/5/2023

Ma's House Residency, Shinnecock Territory, South Hamptons, 3/23/2022 - 4/1/2022

Sustainable Arts Foundation AIRspace Parent Artist Residency at Abrons Art Center, 7/2019 - 8/2019

THINK/CREATE/SHARE Lab, BxArtsFactory, 5/2019 - 6/2019

Artist/Art Educator for a teen program. I assisted participants with art making for their portfolios and culminating exhibition.   

Community Works NYC, 2016 - 2018

Guest curated 5 exhibits

Weeksville Heritage Center, 4/2015 - 7/2015

Collage and Conversations: Three month residency with Hugh Gilroy Senior Center. 


Participated in three group art exhibitions.

Studio Museum in Harlem, 2009 - 15

Art Educator for the Studio Museum in Harlem and taught students in Thurgood Marshall Lower Academy, Dorothy Day Early Childhood Center and the Association to Benefit Children. I was the Family Programs Coordinator 2011-2015.

No Longer Empty, if you build it exhibition, June and August 2014

Art Educator of 2 Family Workshops

FAA Illinois University, Micro-Artist Residency, June 2014

A week long artist residency in Champaigne/Urbana, Illinois 


MFA Fine Arts, School of Visual Art, NY, 2018   

BA Studio Art, City College of New York, 2008

Fashion Institute of Technology, NY, 1999

​Elan Cadiz attended Fashion Institute of Technology for two years after high school and continued and completed her undergraduate degree at City College of New York with a BA in Studio Art. Elan 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 Residence 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, juried by Jerry Saltz and issue #153 juried by curator Lauren Haynes.

I have instructed young people in the arts for 24 years and taught for or was in collaboration with programs/institutions such as the Police Athletic League (P.A.L), Astoria Beacon Program, Young Adult Institute (Y.A.I), Casa Duarte, P.S. /I.S. 180, Say Yes To Education (affiliated with Columbia’s Teachers College), Harlem School of the Arts, Thurgood Marshall Upper and Lower Academies, Harlem Gems (Harlem Children Zone), No Longer Empty, Cool Culture, Bank Street College, Weeksville Heritage Center, the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York Historical Society, Center for Arts Education, Community Works NYC, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Children's Museum, the Boys Club of New York City, Foster Pride, the Children's Museum of Manhattan and the Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling.

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