|Work created prior to residency.|
Residency: July-August 2008
At Sculpture Space I created several works that will come together to form future installations in 2009 at Penn State University, PA and Sculpture Center in Cleveland OH.
Elissa Cox is an installation artist whose work derives from synthesizing figurative imagery and that of landscape whether imagined or taken from reality. She intends to personify forms that exude a sense of energy, a sense of vitality a sense of rawness, of beauty or sublime decadence – namely, and one that examines the gap between the ordinary and extraordinary.
Elissa received her undergraduate degrees in art history and studio arts from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN; she received her MFA from Ohio University in Athens, OH. One person shows in 2007 and 2008 include Rupture at Slocomb Galleries in Johnson City TN, From Hither to Thither at the Lexington Art League in Lexington KY, and Seep at the New Harmony Contemporary Art Gallery in New Harmony, IN. Post graduate school Elissa taught for one year as a visiting lecturer at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and this upcoming year she will be an Assistant Professor of Art at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, IA.