Elaine B. Chao

Twilight Sea & Technicolor Summer



Elaine B. Chao is a traditional-digital hybrid artist working in Queens, NY. She earned her B.A. in Art from Rutgers University, NJ in 2013. Her art-making practice is focused on digital printmaking and animations. Expanding on traditional techniques, she first composes paintings on canvas or paper using acrylic, oil, and other mixed media. She then imports the paintings into image manipulation programs to blend, apply filters, and run actions. Her animations are rhythmic, glowing GIFs of paintings, or mock "glitches." The final digital work is printed or uploaded to an AR app for display. Ancient Chinese art, Gerhard Richter, Paul Klee and the films of Wong Kar Wai inform her work.