Meet the Artist: Wendy Elia

4 April 2020

Meet the Artist: Wendy Elia

Coronavirus update: Regretfully this event will not be taking place on the 4 April 2020. We will contact all ticket buyers via email in the following days. 



Saturday 4 April 2020 11am–12:15pm

£10 general admission / £8 for RWA Friends. Friends may apply their discount code at the checkout. For more information about becoming a Friend please click here

Join Wendy RWA Academician Elia for an informal talk about her practice. 

Wendy Elia works in series which explore the social and broader contexts of our times. In her portrait work she confronts our voyeurism and asks questions about the female gaze and painting’s relationship to authenticity and illusion. Elia moves from the personal to the political not only in the range of content and form in the various series, but also within individual paintings: using a range of pictorial symbols and signifiers to extend the meaning/narrative of the works.

Wendy Elia trained at St Martins School of Art, London and has exhibited widely being a finalist in a number of national and international competitions which include 4 times at the National Portrait Gallery, as well as The Sovereign European Art Prize, and The Threadneedle Prize. Her work is also held in a number of public permanent art collections across the country.