Spanish, b. 1981
After working as an architect, Elorza began to study art in 2006 in Madrid, receiving instruction for five years from Leticia Ortiz de Urbina. She continued her training at New York's Art Students League, from 2011 to 2013, where she studied under Frank O'Cain, Bruce Dorfman and Charles Hinman. She has had solo exhibitions in Madrid and Santander, Spain, and in New York. She has been included in group exhibitions in Spain, Russia, London, Tokyo and New York. Elorza's artwork has been exhibited at the Wells Museum (Uk), had been part of the Summer Exhibition 2016 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London and can be found in the collection of the Tsvetaev Museum in Moscow.
'My work involves creating large-scale, abstract paintings that aim to convey my emotions through color and create a personal pictorial language.
The color is a starting point for me; the fluid brush strokes talk about the freedom I feel when I'm in front of the canvas. Within each painting, nature is a pretext for me to combine and express the dynamism and tensions of my unconscious self.
My paintings evolve as part of a creative process that explores the balance between spontaneity and control at the same time, searching for a harmonic dialogue in the composition but leaving improvisational moves or gestural marks to shake some life into the painting. I create dialogues between different spatial planes and thereby allowing viewers to find their own visual path into this world. The use of color spots, drips, and splatters convey my 'fearless and intuitive' process, and while each work holds a memory of space and time that belongs to me, it also presents itself as a generator of new spaces into the viewer’s mind, opening new interpretations'
ARCHITECT (ETSAM 2006) Madrid
2012-2013 MERIT SCHOLARSHIP as Bruce Dorfman’s teaching assistant.
Rafael Gallery, New York, October 2017
Turner Barnes Gallery, June 2017, Essex
Anderson Contemporary, 'Breathing Color II' 2016, NY
Spanierman Gallery, 'Breathing Colors' April 2014, New York
Parlamento de Cantabria, July 2013, Santander, Spain
SMV Gallery Space, February 2013, New York
Acuarela Gallery, October 2010, Santander, Spain
Acuarela Gallery, July 2012, Santander, Spain
Montsequi Gallery, September 2008, Madrid
Clarendon Fine Art, February 2019, London
Rafael Gallery, 'Summer Selections' June 2018. New York
Clarendon Fine Art, August 2018, Mayfair, London
Young Masters exhibition at The Royal Overseas League, The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, September 2017
'Summer Exhibition 2017' Royal Academy of Arts, London
Ibero-American Arts Award, Embassy of Brazil, London
'Summer Exhibition 2016' Royal Academy of Arts, London
WAC Wells Museum, October 2015, Wells, UK
NIW Gallery, September 2015, Tokyo, Japan
Grant Bradley Gallery, August 2015, Bristol
Beatriz Balgoma Gallery, January 2015, Madrid
Spanierman Modern Gallery, 'Summer Selections' July 2014, New York
H Westin Santiago de Chile, VanWardia SCL/NYC' June 2014, Chile
House Gallery, 'September 2013, London
Spanierman Modern Gallery, 'Summer Selections' July 2013, New York
Rogue Gallery, March 2013, Chelsea, New York
Mauro Muriedas Museum, Show “Femenino Plural V”, Torrelavega, Spain.
Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, February 2013, New York
Manhattan Borough Presidents Offices, January 2013, New York
Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, December 2012, New York
Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, February 2012, New York
Tsvetaev Museum ‘American visual Art’ International fine arts exhibit, Moscow
Acuarela Gallery, January 2012, Santander, Spain
Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, December 2011, New York
San Román de Escalante, July 2011, Cantabria, Spain
Montsequi Gallery, January 2011, Madrid, Spain
Acuarela Gallery, January 2011, Santander, Spain
Montsequi Gallery, Diciembre 2010, Madrid, Spain
Acuarela Gallery, December 2010, Santander, Spain
Permanent collection Tsvetaev Museum, Moscow, Russia
Mauro Muriedas Museum, 2013, Torrelavega, Spain
Wells Museum, 2015, Wells, U.K
World Art Dubai 2018, Dubai.
Casa Decor 2018, Beatriz Balgoma Gallery, Madri
AFF Battersea London 2017 The Cynthia Corbett Gallery.
ART SOUTHAMPTON 2016, NEW YORK with The Cynthia Corbett Gallery
Almoneda 2016, IFEMA, Beatriz Balgoma Gallery, Madrid
Grid Art fair, London
ARTROOMS 2016, London
'Feriarte 2015' IFEMA, Madrid
'Almoneda' Abril 2015, IFEMA, Madrid
'Feriarte 2014' IFEMA, Madrid
'Almoneda 2014', IFEMA, Madrid
International Artist Award (2*) World Art DUBAI 2018
Young Masters Alumna, London 2017. The Cynthia Corbett Gallery.
Selected 'Summer Exhibition Royal Academy of Arts' 2017, London.
Finalist 'Ibero-American Arts award 2016' Embassy of Brazil, London.
Selected 'Summer Exhibition Royal Academy of Arts' 2016, London.
Selected 'WAC' Wells Museum 2015, London.
'The Red Dot Award' 2013, Phillips Harriman
Mason Gallery (Art Students League), New York
'The Blue Dot Award' 2011, Phillips Harriman
Mason Gallery, New York
Special Recognition Award for ?when do I stop,
2013, All Woman Art Competition (Light Space and Art Time gallery, U.S)
Special Recognition Award for 'Storm' 2013,
Abstracts Art Competition (Light Space and Art Time gallery, U.S)