Elena Disabato
Artist/
Painter

Elena Disabato

Painter

Bio

I am a painter and mixed media artist living in the Logan Square neighborhood of my home-town, Chicago. Following college at Syracuse University (BFA ’00) with a semester in Florence, Italy studying Renaissance painting, I lived in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood, curating the fine art portion of bi-monthly “Art & Science” events at Galapagos Art Space, until 2006 when I returned to Chicago. Three of my pieces were shown in 2007 at the Museum of Contem-porary Art Chicago at the Sustainable Architecture Chicago exhibit in tandem with Bruce Mao’s Massive Change exhibit.

I took a hiatus from my art to forge a career marketing for architects, which proved to only stifle my ability to create work for myself. Beginning in 2018, I reintroduced myself to my creative pro-cess and pursued securing over a dozen commissions in 2 years. In 2020 I decided to leave the architecture industry and pursue my art full time; I have been making new work regularly ever since.

Artworks