1966 BORN IN DALLAS, TX
1991 B.F.A. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS, DENTON, TX
Elrod's paintings are rendered by hand and informed by digital media. Steeped in the tradition of hard-edged American abstraction, Elrod has been using the computer as a drawing tool since the mid nineties. After making a drawing in a simple, vector-based graphics program, he transfers it to canvas by projecting the image, tracing the forms, masking out sections with tape, and applying layers of paint by hand. His finished works play with notions of "digital originals" and "handmade copies," reflecting the interplay between canvas and brush, computer and mouse.
An alumnus of UNT, Jeff Elrod was born in 1966 and currently lives and works in Marfa, Texas. He has had solo exhibitions at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Leo Koenig, Inc., New York; and Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York. He has been a resident artist at the Glassel School of Art, Houston; the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam; and The Chinati Foundation, Marfa. His work is represented in many prominent collections, including the Hirschorn Museum, Washingington, D.C.; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; and the Houston Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX