New York, b.1991

ELO

Evan Lorberbaum is a visual artist who creates under the moniker ELO, which is short for his movement “Encourage Life Originality”. ELO aims to inspire others to reach their full potential in life through embracing their own individuality.

While attending NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study (BA ’16), his area of concentration was “The Business of Art and Entrepreneurship”. During his time at Gallatin he developed a keen, arts-centric interest in branding and marketing. ELO’s artistic style and vision is influenced by graffiti, abstract expressionism and his own relationship with time, personal growth and pop culture. He is inspired by his modern day role models: Jay Z, Shepard Fairey, Marc Ecko, KAWS, Takahashi Murakami and Pharrell among others, as he is establishing himself as his own personal brand while blending...

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Biography

Evan Lorberbaum is a visual artist who creates under the moniker ELO, which is short for his movement “Encourage Life Originality”. ELO aims to inspire others to reach their full potential in life through embracing their own individuality.

While attending NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study (BA ’16), his area of concentration was “The Business of Art and Entrepreneurship”. During his time at Gallatin he developed a keen, arts-centric interest in branding and marketing. ELO’s artistic style and vision is influenced by graffiti, abstract expressionism and his own relationship with time, personal growth and pop culture. He is inspired by his modern day role models: Jay Z, Shepard Fairey, Marc Ecko, KAWS, Takahashi Murakami and Pharrell among others, as he is establishing himself as his own personal brand while blending the lines between art, fashion and product merchandising.

Some of the more noteworthy shows he has participated in have included the 2014 New York Regional Semi-Finals of the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, a two month solo exhibition in 2016 at the prestigious Citigroup Center, in conjunction with Boston Properties and the Midtown Arts Common, as well as his first NYC solo gallery exhibition, BECOMING, which was presented by Tambaran2 Gallery in 2018. Most recently, his solo show, Concerned Indifference, is being exhibited by The Yard in Herald Square in January of 2019 through the end of March. Brands that he has collaborated/partnered with have included Champs Sports, TOMS, Relevant Customs, Good Wood NYC, Sing For Hope and FCB Global.

His public art project, “What the NYC,” aims to connect New Yorkers through highlighting people, places and perspectives within NYC. In collaboration with Relevant Customs and GoodWood NYC, ELO has created a 1/1 New York City inspired Nike SB Dunk that incorporates his original artwork, as well custom printed leather that pays homage to NYC. It has gained acclaim and recognition through features and editorial reviews on notable sneaker publications including Nice Kicks and Kicks On Fire, as well as Fox Business News and Brooklyn News 12.

Artworks

42

Above the Clouds, 2018

RELATED CATEGORIES

Acrylic / Contemporary Culture / Fashion / Graffiti / Influenced by Abstract Expressionism / Mixed Media / Mixed Media on Canvas / Mixed Media Painting / New York / Oil / Oil Stick / Originality / Pop Culture / Product Merchandising / Spray Paint / Street Art

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • 2016

    New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York, NY / The Business of Art and Entrepreneurship (HONOR SCHOLAR) Bachelor of Arts

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Concerned Indifference, The Yard: Herald Square, New York, NY

  • 2018

    Becoming, Tambaran2 Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2016

    ELO: Presented by Boston Properties and the Midtown Arts Common, The Citigroup Center, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    The Armonk Outdoor Art Show, Westchester, NY

  • Market Art + Design Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY

  • The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, New York City, NY

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Education

  • 2016

    New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York, NY / The Business of Art and Entrepreneurship (HONOR SCHOLAR) Bachelor of Arts

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Concerned Indifference, The Yard: Herald Square, New York, NY

  • 2018

    Becoming, Tambaran2 Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2016

    ELO: Presented by Boston Properties and the Midtown Arts Common, The Citigroup Center, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    The Armonk Outdoor Art Show, Westchester, NY

  • Market Art + Design Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY

  • The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, New York City, NY

  • 2017

    The Armonk Outdoor Art Show, Westchester, NY

  • 2016

    Artexpo New York, New York, NY

  • IAMART NYC, Industry City, New York, NY

  • 2015

    Best of 2014, Con Artist Collective, New York, NY

  • 2014

    Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series: New York Regional Semi-Finals, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY

  • Everyone will be Famous for 12 inches, Castle Fitzjohns Gallery, New York, NY