ELENA VELEZ

Elena Velez is inspired and informed by the historic craftsmanship and manufacturing legacy of the American rustbelt. The collection itself is the product of collaboration with local metalsmith artisans to revisit and re-contextualize the iconic regional craft — a historically quintessential trademark of her hometown of Milwaukee, WI. For this upcoming collection entitled Year 0, Velez will present her most complex collaborative effort to date; one that showcases her focus on re-contextualizing the hierarchy between body and sculpture while democratizing resources and recognition of artists outside of traditional creative capitals.

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