Elena Hartley

Elena Hartley is a multi-disciplinary artist using drawing, painting, etching and lithography to create work that intertwines memories, the dismantling and questioning of female archetypes, daily minutiae and future fears.

Her current body of work draws inspiration from the art of the Renaissance as well as Angela Carter’s The Passion of New Eve – helping Hartley further question ideas surrounding the self, the human condition and ideas surrounding domesticity. With an emphasis on mark making and vibrancy, her work is ambiguous yet humorous, allowing figures from both popular culture and biblical tales to emerge and act as vehicles for Hartley

to better tell her own personal story.

Elena Hartley is the recipient of the Rome Arts Programme Scholarship (July 2022) as well as having recently presented her paper “Middle Age Penance and ‘Melodramatic Money Shots’: Confessional Discourse in the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” at the Visual Culture Research Symposium.

Expulsion of Adam and Eve

Inspired by Masaccio's Expulsion of Adam and Eve, Oil on board, 10.5 x 14.8 cm

Good Mother

Self Portrait, charcoal and graphite on paper, approx. 21 x 29.7cm

The Saddest Day (Why I Cry Every Time I Hear 'Too Lost in You' by Sugababes)

Monotype, ink on cartridge, 14.8 x 21cm

Four Poor Clares

Stone Lithograph on Bread and Butter, Edition of 10, approx. 42 x 59.4 cm

Eve, Apostles and Mask

Three Colour Lithograph on Somerset Satin, 29.7 x 42cm

negative anima

Monotype on Xerox Copier Paper, 21 x 29.7cm