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Creativity Explored

Elana Cooper

Elana Cooper (b. 1973, San Francisco) is primarily known for her striking, large-scale floral silhouettes though animals are also a common subject of her work. Cooper paints in bold strokes, the background in one color and the subject in a contrasting color, giving her representational work an abstract quality. 

Cooper began working in Creativity Explored's studio in 2013 and says, "I never made art before coming here. I didn't know I had the skills for it!" In 2014 the San Francisco Girls Chorus (SFGC) selected Cooper as one of the CE artists comissioned to create cut-out animal props for the chorus’ dramatic concert production of Noye’s Fludde (Noah’s Flood), a modern adaptation of a 15th century mystery play. 

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Samples of Cooper's work

Selected Exhibitions

Flying Like a Rock, Pacific Northwest College of Art Center for Art and Contemporary Culture, Portland, OR
Black White, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Spring-Summer Pop-up, Parlor, San Francisco, CA

Tabula Rasa, Creativity Explored , San Francisco, CA

Tree of Life, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

A Curious Menagerie, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA