Elisa Valenti

8 products


Bio


Elisa Rosa Valenti
, whose brand is Elisa Valenti Studio, is an unapologetically body-positive and contemporary figurative artist living and working in Queens, New York.

Her work evokes a very personal interpretation of beauty, strength, and vulnerability. Through a combination of drawing or painting from models and staged photographs, her full-figured women come to life on the canvas. The varying flesh tones used in her signature variation on cubism make each figure seem as if it could be any woman and indeed many of her viewers see themselves in her work.

Elisa is a self-taught painter. She studied fine arts and art history at the High School of Art & Design and holds her Doctorate of Pharmacy from St. John's University. She has been featured by Create! Magazine, Canvas and Crumpets, and OprahComplex and she previously exhibited with Superfine Fair in New York. 


Statement

I grew up in a time when eating in public was shameful, stomach rolls made you unworthy, and shopping for clothes was traumatic. I grew up before being plus size was normal.

My work reflects the images I wish I had seen—beautiful, luscious women doing ordinary things, just like everybody else. They are a reflection of my own battle with body image and my journey to mental health.

If you’ve ever been made to feel insignificant, I hope they inspire you to own your image of yourself and never give that power to someone else.

 

Elisa Valenti, She Who Holds Her Heart in Her Hands - Original Painting
Elisa Valenti, She Who Holds Her Heart in Her Hands - Original Painting
Elisa Valenti, She Who Holds Her Heart in Her Hands - Original Painting
$350.00
Elisa Valenti, With Plant & Shell
Elisa Valenti, With Plant & Shell
Elisa Valenti, With Plant & Shell
$200.00
Elisa Valenti, The Advocate of Knowledge - Original Painting
Elisa Valenti, The Advocate of Knowledge - Original Painting
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Elisa Valenti, The Advocate of Knowledge - Original Painting
$350.00
Elisa Valenti, The Loyal Matriarch - Original Painting
Elisa Valenti, The Loyal Matriarch - Original Painting
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Elisa Valenti, The Loyal Matriarch - Original Painting
$350.00
Elisa Valenti, The Simplifier of Truths - Original Painting
Elisa Valenti, The Simplifier of Truths - Original Painting
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Elisa Valenti, The Simplifier of Truths - Original Painting
$350.00
Elisa Valenti, The Climber Amongst Adversity - Original Painting
Elisa Valenti, The Climber Amongst Adversity - Original Painting
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Elisa Valenti, The Climber Amongst Adversity - Original Painting
$350.00
Elisa Valenti, Return to Nature - Original Painting
Elisa Valenti, Return to Nature - Original Painting
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Elisa Valenti, Return to Nature - Original Painting
$2,400.00
Elisa Valenti, Taking Up Space - Original Painting
Elisa Valenti, Taking Up Space - Original Painting
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Elisa Valenti, Taking Up Space - Original Painting
$650.00