Elena Soterakis is a Brooklyn based visual artist whose work explores the conflict between America’s throw-away society and the preservation of our natural environment. “Ecocide,” her most recent series, was created out of a deep concern for our natural world; it is a commentary on unchecked consumerism, corporatism, and monoculture – which is causing the destruction of the planet.
Soterakis’ work has been exhibited in a variety of venues, including the Flowers Gallery, The Islip Museum, Sotheby’s New York, the NPR/WNYC Jerome L. Greene Space, Baruch College’s Mishkin Gallery, and has received a fellowship from the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts and attended their summer residency program, and was a chosen participant in the New York Foundation for the Arts MARK Program.
In Spring of 2017, Northwestern University Press published Soterakis’ artwork as the over cover image for William Olsen’s 6th anthology of poems, Techno-Rage. His work is a meditative ode to nature that questions the ways of the world and new technology.
Soterakis received her MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art and a BFA from The School of Visual Arts. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Visual Arts at Suffolk County Community College and the City University of New York’s Stella and Charles Guttman Community College.