Elaine Jeffrey - BIO

Elaine Jeffrey is a visual artist working in the medium of photography. Jeffrey graduated with a BA in Photographic Art from Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1988. Since graduating she has worked as a photojournalist (Apex Publishing, Oman early 1990’s), run her own portrait studio in Hamburg, Germany and taken on many commercial commissions.

Since 2008 Jeffrey has dedicated her time to her artistic practice. Her first major commission came in 2013 when she was commissioned to produce a large-scale installation for The Art Building in Brussels. Other interesting work has included accompanying and documenting world-class jazz musicians while on tour in Europe e.g. Marcus Miller, James Carter and Roy Hargrove.

Jeffrey has participated in many group shows over the past years and has had three solo shows in reputable galleries in Sofia, Bulgaria (2015, 2016).

In 2018 Jeffrey exhibited in a group show at the “Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery” and was invited to participate in an international show at “The Center for Fine Art Photography” in Colorado. Her submitted work in Colorado won the “Directors Award” for best work. In (2020) Jeffrey participated in two exhibitions which (due to COVID 19) took place through Artsy online. Jeffrey is currently doing a research MA in Photography - with her research topic being Abstraction in Photography. Jeffrey has work in many private collections in both Europe and USA and in commercial buildings in Washington DC.

Elaine Jeffrey is based in Germany. 


Exhibitions over the last years:

Solo shows

2014 Permanent Installation, Art Building, Brussels
2015 Red Dot Gallery, Sofia - “Transition Stories”
2016 Synthesis Gallery, Sofia - “The Times We Live In”
2016 (a) cube contemporary, Sofia - “The Language of Light”

Group Shows

2011 Galerie Faouedic Lorient France - Jazz Portraits - group exhibition
2012 Sohotel Artspace Gallery, New York - “New York Out of Focus”
2015 Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, Sofia - mixed show
2015 Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, Sofia - “LOVE”
2015 ONE gallery, Sofia - summer exhibition
2018 Circle Gallery, Annapolis - “Focal Point”
2018 The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins - “Abstract”
2020 InsightArtspace, New York, - “Flying High” (online)
2020 Latela Curatorial, Washington DC, - “women in the arts” (online)

Art Fairs

2016 Rhy Art Fair, Basel - represented by Red Dot Gallery, Bulgaria
2016 Affordable Art Fair, Hamburg - represented by Red Dot Gallery, Bulgaria
2019 Discovery Art Fair, Cologne - artists booth
2019 Affordable Art Fair, New York - represented by InsightArtspace, New York
2019 Superfine Art, Washington DC - artists booth
2021 Art on Paper, New York - represented by InsightArtspace, New York
2021 ARTMuc, Munich - Artists booth

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