Visiting Artist Program

Visiting Artist: Elaine Despins

Event Information
Hamilton Auditorium, Historic Landmark Building
Join Us
General Public
Event at PAFA


Elaine Despins, a Montreal-based artist, has exhibited her highly-rendered figures and ethereal videos across the U.S. and Canada. Despins’ professional career in animation has been interspersed with periods of intense passion for drawing and painting.

Since 2000, she has been committed to an independent and full time studio practice. She received her MFA in New Media from Danube University in Berlin in 2010 and has received grants from both the Canada Council for the Arts and the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. In 2016, she exhibited work at the IAPS Twenty-Eight Juried Exhibition in New York City, The Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists, and the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. Despins’ work often centers around ideas of embodiment and stillness.

Click here for details about the Visiting Artists Program at PAFA.