Georgia Elrod develops her paintings from careful studies in gouache and mixed media to create depictions of the body as transforming architecture. Her compositions contemplate where and how individual physicality melds with the world around us. Elrod’s work uses familiar and unidentifiable imagery to imagine physical identity as a kind of visual and experiential abstraction.
Georgia Elrod was born in 1979. She received her BA with honors in Fine Art in 2001 from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado and her MFA in 2010 from Hunter College in New York City.
Solo exhibitions of Elrod’s work include: Heartbeats at Peninsula Art Space in New York City (2019); Around the Corner at Novella Gallery in New York City (2014); Open System at Hunter College Times Square Gallery in New York City (2010;) Viewfinder at Roger Smith Lab Gallery in New York City (2006;) and Brief Histories at Jay Etkin Gallery in Memphis, Tennessee (2005); among others.
Group exhibitions which featured Elrod’s work include: Moon Burn, online at Goldmali Gallery (2021); Purple at Underdonk in New York City (2020); MIRROR EYE at Far x Wide and Young Space at Ortega Y Gasset Projects in New York City (2020); Wildernesses, curated by Johnny Mullen, at Peninsula Art Space in New York City (2019); A Fairly Secret Army (notes from New York) at Wild Palms in Dusseldorf, Germany (2019); Polishing the Jewel Box at Disturb the Neighbors in New York City (2019); The Unusuals at The Painting Center in New York City (2019); Graces at 5-50 Gallery in New York City (2018); Truth at BRIC in New York City (2017); Soft & Hard at Trestle Projects in New York City (2016); Borderlands at COOP Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee (2015); New Work City at Momenta Art in New York City (2015); Roll Call at 1717 Troutman in New York City (2014); Strange Times at Novella Gallery in New York City (2013); Stuck at Brooklyn Fireproof East in New York City (2012); Rogue Element at RH+ Gallery in Istanbul, Turkey (2011); Mirror Piece I: Reconfigured at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City (2010); Platonia at Tribes Gallery in New York City (2008); Native Spirit at Supreme Trading in New York City (2006); It's Going to Look Like an Art Show at Stolen Gallery in New York City (2005); NEO-CONey Island at The Change You Want to See in New York City (2004); Scope Art Fair/Miami with Slingshot Project in Miami, Florida (2003); Small Works at TSL Gallery in Hudson, New York (2002); and Burst at Slingshot Project in New York City (2001).
Elrod lives and works out of Brooklyn and Hudson, New York.