Elissa Freud

Artist Biography

After a social work education and years working in evaluation research and policy consulting in the area of disabilities, I turned my energy to making art. I worked as a ceramic sculptor, and more recently, have immersed myself in printmaking. I was fortunate to be part of the Harvard Office for the Arts Ceramic Studio community to learn in as well as exhibit my work in clay. The Shepherd & Maudsleigh Studio provides me opportunity to work and develop as a printmaker.

My work has been shown at the Cambridge Art Association, Concord Art Association, The Boston Printmakers, FPAC Gallery, Newton Open Studios, and the Attleboro Art Museum. My work is in the collection of Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA.

Artist Statement

Printmaking has been my focus for the last 7 years. The work on paper is informed by over two decades as a ceramicist. My images focus on nature, portraits, and narratives on family and aging. Working with ink in a variety of methods and transparencies allows exploration of the depth of images on paper. To create imagery, my practice includes collage, woodcut, linocut, drypoint, silkscreen, pencil and watercolor.