Elena Soterakis is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work explores the conflict between America’s brand of capitalism and environmental preservation, and raises the question of whether this conflict can ever be resolved.
Soterakis received her MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art, where she was a Merit Scholar. She received her BFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts. In recent years, Soterakis received a fellowship from the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. Her work has been exhibited in a variety of venues, including Flowers Gallery, The Islip Museum, Sotheby’s New York, the NPR/WNYC Jerome L. Greene Space, Baruch College’s Mishkin Gallery, and Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam.
Soterakis’ studio is located at the NARS Foundation in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Visual Art at Suffolk County Community College and the City University of New York’s Stella and Charles Guttman Community College.