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About:

Traveling mixed media artist creating anything out of everything.

My work is about celebrating the handmade and the imperfections that come along with it. I am incredibly influenced by my mother’s Mexican heritage and I lean heavily on these ancestors as I create and gather inspiration. I find it important to achieve depth with simple lines and dots, taking something so simple and creating a complex world within. Much of what I create falls between the themes of being surrounded or the movement of energy among every living organism.  As a woman I love to explore bold lines and shapes, creating a symbolic language all my own, while adding a clearly feminine mark. I often find myself inventing delicate pattern work to incorporate a sense of balance and motion…growth…or healing through it all.

 

For all opportunities, please reach out via elle.napolitano@gmail.com

 

Noteworthy Projects:

2018:

  • January- Private Mural Commission, Casa Xixim. Soliman Bay, Mexico
  • February- FLASH, Group Show at Spoke Art SF
  • February- SHORTS, Group show at Alto Gallery, Denver, CO
  • March- Interior Design + Murals- Red Truck Clubhouse, New Orleans
  • March- Entrance Mural- Moonwind Trading Co., Joshua Tree, CA
  • April- POW! WOW! Nepal- Koseli School, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • April- Site Specific Murals- Hotel ME Ibiza, Ibiza, Spain
  • April- Site Specific Installation- Hotel ME Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • May- Site Specific Mural, Boulder Creek Path, Boulder, CO
  • June- Local Language Residency – Oakland, CA
  • July- Solo Show, Local Language – Oakland, CA
  • August- Solo Show, Preacher Gallery – Austin, TX
  • August- Ninth Wave Ceramic Residency in Asbury Park, NJ
  • September- Site Specific Mural, The Lydian- Denver, CO
  • September- Site Specific Mural, Native Hostel- Austin, TX
  • October- Storefront mural for Midnight Rambler- Denver, CO

2017:

  • January – Mural project with Tulum Art Club, Tulum, MX
  • April – Project collaboration with Koseli Foundation + Satya Collective, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • May- Mural Project – Las Palmas, Tulum, MX
  • September- Colorado CRUSH, Denver, CO
  • September- KAABOO Festival, Del Mar, CA
  • September- Murals in the Market, Detroit MI
  • October- PowWow San Jose, San Jose, CA
  • November- Private Mural Commission Collaboration with Jonny Alexander, Denver, CO

2016:

  • March-April Ceramic Residency at Residencia Gorila Tulum + Valladolid, Mexico
  • April – Permanent Mural – Chris Roberts Antieau Gallery, New Orleans, LA
  • May- “Better Habits” 3 Person Show, Athen B Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • June- Group Show, Rymer Gallery, Nashville, TN
  • June – “Natural Mystics” Solo Show, Svper Ordinary, Denver, CO
  • July- Sunset Campout Installation- Beldentown, CA
  • August- Private Residential Murals- Tulum, Mexico
  • September-  KABOO, Del Mar, CA
  • September – Music Stage Mural with Bunnie Reiss. Symbiosis Gathering, California
  • September- “Summers Ghost” Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
  • October – “Infinite::Intimate” collaborative group show with Monica Canilao, Jason Borders and Caitlin McCormack – Red Truck Gallery, New Orleans, LA
  • December- SCOPE Art Show, Art Basel – Miami, FL

2015:

  • On Site Mural for Red Truck Gallery, SCOPE Art Fair, Art Basel, Miami, FL
  • Ephemeral Mural- 836M, San Francisco, CA
  • LHR/LAX, Group Show- Stolen Space, London UK
  • 4%ers, Group Show- FFDG, San Francisco, CA
  • Housewarming, Group Show- Athen B Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • Alchemy- Group Show Curated by Monica Canilao- Inner State Gallery, Detroit, MI
  • Bar Fausto Mural- Denver, CO
  • Of Eros and Psyche- Svper Ordinary, Denver, CO
  • Equliux, Group Show- Flatcolor Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Moonrise – Solo Show – Batey, Tulum, Mexico
  • Group Show- Stephanie Chefas Projects, Portland, OR
  • Restaurare, Immersive Painting and Design – Tulum, MX

2014:

  • Salud al Sol, Residencia Gorila, Mural – Tulum, Mexico
  • Juvenile Prison Mural Project, Mural – Mexico City, Mexico
  • Kid Dynamo Storefront, Window Mural – Berkeley, CA
  • A Light Within – Installation – Sunset, Beldentown
  • Loyal – Solo Show – Redux, Alameda
  • 7th & Brannan Mural, San Francisco
  • ArtBeats Art Fair (Curator), – Pier 70, San Francisco
  • On Site Mural- SCOPE Art Fair with Red Truck Gallery (New Orleans) –  Miami FL
  • Broad Spectrum, Group Show – Empire 7, San Jose, CA
  • Estados Naturales, Group Show – Fifty24MX, Mexico City
  • Fevers – One Night Show w/ Cannon Dill + Brett Flanigan, Turpentine Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • The Passage, Group Show – Orinda Public Library, Orinda, CA

2013

  • Old Crow Storefront, Window Mural – Oakland, CA
  • A Well Marked Path, Solo Show – White Walls, San Francisco, CA
  • 10 Year Anniversary Show, Group Show – White Walls, San Francisco, CA
  • I Heart LV- Group Show – White Walls, San Francisco, CA
  • Friends & Lovers, Group Show – Old Crow, Oakland, CA
  • Children’s Fairyland Fundraiser – Oakland, CA
  • Symbiosis Gathering, Live Mural – Lathrop, CA
  • 8×10 Show – Faultline Artspace, Oakland, CA
  • Encompassed- Two Person Show – Rise Above, Oakland, CA
  • Big Umbrella Studios, San Francisco, CA
  • Collaboration with Lucien Shapiro
  • Hands & Pants, Collaboration with John Casey
  • Mural collaboration with Skinner, Brett Flannigan, Jon Wayshack & Adriana Sparkhul – Oakland, CA
  • Winter Group Show – Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012

  • Reckless in Love Shack, collaboration with Shrine On – Symbiosis Festival, Pyramid Lake, NV & Lightning in a Bottle Festival, Los Angeles, CA
  • Stand Tall Part III – Old Crow, Oakland, CA
  • Winter Group Show, Group Show – Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • World Saving Device, Group Show – The Hive, Oakland, CA
  • Endless Canvas Small Show – Warehouse 416, Oakland, CA