Elliott Green was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1960 and now lives in New York City.
Green makes paintings and prints that dissolve the line between the real and the imagined. Through a process of repeated drawing and erasing, he achieves images of exaggerated deformity in surreal situations. The pentimento of this process enlivens the surface of the painting or print, and accentuates the otherworldly yet familiar images.
In “Paper Bridge I and II” Green uses the translucency of the Thai mulberry paper to enrich his images by printing on both sides of the paper. The nature of the printmaking processes also allow him to combine drawings in new ways, reusing plates to create complex images. In “Blue Print I-IV”, Green succeeded in creating images that look like blueprints, an effect that emphasizes the real/imaginary nature of his creatures.
Elliott Green has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation and the Yaddo Foundation.