Elody Gyekis earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Ceramics from Penn State. Her artwork includes painting, drawing, and sculpture and has been exhibited in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Syracuse (NY), Tucson (AZ), Solomons (MD), and Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Williamsport, and in the capital building in Harrisburg (PA). Her work has been in shows and private collections in Romania, Germany, England, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Brazil, China, and Canada. She spent the summer of 2014 completing an artist residency in Sibiu, Romania. She taught an intensive painting workshop as part of an artist residency in Costa Rica in 2015 and in Honduras in 2016. She was a resident artist and assistant curator at the Green Drake Gallery and Arts Center in Millheim, PA from 2010-2017.
In addition to her fine art work, she has been a community arts organizer and muralist for nine murals in State College, Harrisburg, Williamsport, and Huntingdon, all in Pennsylvania. She has also worked on various other community art projects in other locations, such as Toms River (NJ) and the Dominican Republic. She was the artistic director of the “Book Benches of Centre County” public art project in 2014 - 2016.
Elody splits her time between living in Pennsylvania, Central America, and New York City, where she will begin her Master of Fine Arts studies at the New York Academy of the Arts in 2017.
Her resumé can be downloaded here.