Associate Director / Gallery & Public Programs Director
Elysa is a curator, writer, and artist working primarily in photography, printmaking, book arts, and installation. Elysa manages Venice Arts' exhibitions—those hosted at our Gallery, at other venues, and touring exhibitions—and develops related public programs including film screenings, panel discussions, and workshops for adults. She is also responsible for managing organizational communications strategies, overseeing fundraising events and campaigns, and providing broad leadership across the organization.
Prior to joining Venice Arts, Elysa was the Staff Writer at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, the Exhibits & Events Board Chair of the Philadelphia Center for the Book, and an Associate Editor at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She holds an MA in Book Arts from Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London, and an MLA in Visual & Curatorial Studies and a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Pennsylvania. Elysa served on the Board of Directors of the Venice Chamber of Commerce from 2014–2017. In 2010–2011, she was selected as one of twelve participants in Emerging Arts Leaders/Los Angeles’ (EAL/LA) Arts Professional Advisors Link (APAL) program, which fosters the professional growth of early career arts administrators and artists to ensure forward-thinking and sustained leadership in the Los Angeles County arts community.