Elody Gyekis is an American Artist who splits her time between living in Brooklyn, Central Pennsylvania, and Central America. Her work pushes the boundaries of gender roles and celebrates femininity, using the language of myth and fairytales as a process of personal catharsis. She is currently completing her MFA in Painting at the New York Academy of the Arts and she earned her BFA in Painting and Ceramics from Penn State in 2009.
In addition to her fine art work, she has been a community arts organizer and muralist for nine murals in State College, Harrisburg, Williamsport, Huntingdon, and Millheim Pennsylvania. She has also worked on various other community art projects in other locations, such as Toms River (NJ) and the Dominican Republic. She was the artistic director of the “Book Benches of Centre County” public art project in 2014 - 2016.
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