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ela steel

Ela Steel was born in Ontario, Canada. She graduated from the Fine Arts program at Georgian College’s School of Design and Visual Art in Barrie, Ontario (near Toronto) in 2005. She now lives as an expat artist-girl just outside of Austin. She’s been known to take months-long trips across North America and Asia.

Her work is held in private collections throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Australia and she has exhibited in both the US and Canada. She’s been featured in HEAD Magazine, Art Trader Magazine, and MungBeing Magazine.

Selected Exhibitions & Markets

2016

  • Mar/April: Twitter Art Exhibit: Trygve Lie Gallery: New York, NY

2015

  • Nov: Pancakes & Booze Art Show: Elysium: Austin, TX

2010

  • Nov: Etsy Austin Craft Riot: The Marchesa: Austin, TX
  • Sep: Cowtown Indie Bazaar: Will Rogers Memorial Center: Fort Worth, TX

2009

  • Dec: Atomic Holiday Bazaar: Sarasota, FL
  • May: LSAG Annual Convention: Brazos Center: Bryan, TX
  • April: ALBC Regional Art Show: Matagorda County Museum: Bay City, TX
  • March/April: Featured Artist: 716 Fine Art Gallery: 716fineart.org

2008

  • October: BCAL 2nd Annual Juried Show: Civic Center: Bay City, TX
  • August: Art At Large: Crybaby Art Gallery: Asbury Park, NJ
  • August: Square Foot 2008: AWOL Gallery: Toronto, Canada
  • May: 3 person show with Robin Maria Pedrero and Vickie Jones: Dandelion Communitea Cafe: Orlando, FL
  • April: Images of America: Matagorda Museum: Bay City, TX

2007

  • November: BCAL Open House: Bay City Art League: Bay City, TX
  • August: Geek Art Juried Exhibition: The Art Alliance Center at Clear Lake: Nassau Bay, TX
  • August: Square Foot 2007: AWOL Gallery: Toronto, Canada
  • June: Open Door Series Juried Exhibition: The Art Alliance Center at Clear Lake: Nassau Bay, TX
  • May: The Lone Star Art Guild Annual Convention juried exhibition: The Stafford Center: Stafford, TX
  • March: Matagorda County Regional Open Art Show juried exhibition: Matagorda County Museum: Bay City, TX

2006-2003

  • May 2006: The Texas Gulf Coast & The Artist Next Door juried exhibition: Matagorda County Museum: Bay City, TX
  • March 2005: Chocolate Covered Raindrops: Second Year Fine Arts group exhibition: Helen & Arch Brown Centre: Barrie, Canada
  • December 2004: To See the World in a Grain of Sand: Helen & Arch Brown Centre: Barrie, Canada
  • April 2004: Scholarship Show: Georgian College: Barrie, Canada
  • April 2003: Scholarship Show: Georgian College: Barrie, Canada

Selected Press

  • May 2016: Arrow Magazine
  • January 2016: Sassy! Magazine
  • February, 2009: MungBeing Magazine
  • Fall, 2008: ArtTrader Magazine
  • September, 2008: HEAD Magazine
Austin Craft Riot Ela Steel

Ela vending at a local market

Awards / Honours
Juror
Matagorda Regional Art Show
2nd Place (Semi-pro sculpture)
LSAG Annual Convention
Honorable Mention (Semi-pro sculpture)
LSAG Annual Convention
Honorable Mention (Semi-pro photography)
LSAG Annual Convention
Daily Deviation on DeviantART.com
1st Place (Semi-pro sculpture)
Matagorda Regional Art Show
2nd Place (Semi-pro sculpture)
Matagorda Regional Art Show
2nd Place (Semi-pro photography)
Matagorda Regional Art Show
3rd Place (Semi-pro photography)
Matagorda Regional Art Show
3rd Place (Semi-pro oil/acrylic painting
Matagorda Regional Art Show
1st Place (Photography)
Texas Gulf Coast juried exhibition
2nd Place (Photography)
Texas Gulf Coast juried exhibition
2nd Place (Best in Theme)
Texas Gulf Coast juried exhibition
Dean’s List (4 years consecutive)
School of Design & Visual Art Georgian College, Barrie, ON