Contemporary ceramic sculptor.
Elozua was born in Germany in 1947. He studied Political
Science, Sculpture and Theater at the University of Chicago from
1965-1969 and was Consultant and curator for the Allan Chasanoff
Ceramic Collection from 1979-1999.
Elozua's ceramic skills are mainly self-taught. He has been making
art and exhibiting since the early 1970s. Initially making clay
vessels, Elozua progressed to sculpture, becoming famous for his
ceramic sculpture and deconstructed vessel objects. Decay is a recurring
theme in Elozua's work, which was influenced by his childhood in
industrial south Chicago.
His work is represented in many public and corporate collections
including the American Craft Museum, New York, NY, the Everson Museum
of Art, Syracuse, NY, the Museum Ludwig, Aachen, West Germany and
the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX to name a few.
At the Mint Museum of Craft
& Design, Elozua is currently the topic of an exhibition
spanning his 30 year career: Constructing
Elozua - A Retrospective. His work is also represented by
Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, Massachusetts.
Elozua currently lives and works in New York City.
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