Elvira Clayton is a multi-media artist whose work explores notions of identity and its relationship to social and cultural history and our connections to our past. Her compositions are simultaneously art piece, sacred alter, and storybook.
Since relocating to New York in 2006, her work has transitioned towards a community-engaging art practice. Clayton is a two-time recipient of The Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant, which has supported her community collaborative projects. She has studied art at The Glassell School of Art, Houston and The Student Art League of New York.
Clayton has been awarded an Anderson Center Residency Fellowship, a 2011 Blue Mountain Center Fellowship, and she is a 2011 Jerome Foundation Fellow.