Elan Schwartz (he/they) is an interdisciplinary artist born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. They hold a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with a certificate in Pre-Art Therapy from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. 
Schwartz explores the active practice of individualized love in an everyday sustainable manner. He sees the power and value in vulnerability and asks for the ones sharing in the work to be open in whatever capacity they are comfortable with. His pieces reflect the possibilities of growth when being vulnerable with yourself and others.
If interested in acquiring pieces, please reach out via email.
UPCOMING
2024
The Peter Bullough Foundation - Artist in Residence
Solo* & Group** Exhibitions
2024
Regional Connections - Organized by Region 90 at the Contemporary Arts Center - Cincinnati, OH**

2022
Ultraviolet - Visionaries + Voices - Cincinnati, OH**
come sit with me / - DAAP - Cincinnati, OH*
2021
Love Languages - 1628 Ltd. - Cincinnati, OH**
Loving Wyoming - Wyoming Fine Arts Center - Cincinnati, OH**
The Print Swap - Organized by Feature Shoot at Matca - Hanoi, Vietnam**
2019
Hindsight's Always 20/20 - Spice House Gallery - Cincinnati, OH**
Sonnet - Waiting Room Gallery - Cincinnati, OH**
these memories are valid - Tabula Rasa - Cincinnati, OH*
Emotional and physical pains of trying to feel right - 840 Gallery - Cincinnati, OH*

Professional Experience
Upcoming Summer 2024
Lead Teaching Artist - The Well
2019 - Current
Artist Assistant
2022 - 2023

Executive Assistant - Wave Pool | Cincinnati, OH
2021
Gallery Assistant - The Carnegie | Covington, KY
2021
Storefront and Inventory Associate - Indigo Hippo | Cincinnati, OH
2017 - 2020
Art Teacher Assistant - Rockwern Academy | Cincinnati, OH

Education
2022 - University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning
Bachelors in Fine Arts & Certificate in Pre-Art Therapy
Magna Cum Laude

Publications
2021
Tidelines: Alphabet Soup - Wave Pool x Cereal Box Studio collaborative zine

Loving Wyoming Exhibition Catalogue — Wyoming Fine Arts Center
2020
Ireland ~ 2018 — Self Published Photo Book
2019
Sonnet — Group Exhibition Catalogue