Elsa Mora is an artist and curator who is passionate about forming and strengthening communities through art, creativity, and collaboration. A recipient of the UNESCO-Ashberg Bursaries for Artists, she was born and raised in Cuba and lived in Los Angeles and upstate New York before landing in Frenchtown.
Elsa’s art has been exhibited worldwide in art galleries and museums. She taught at the Vocational School of Arts in Camaguey, Cuba, and has been a visiting artist at, among other places, the Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco State University, The Art Institute of Boston, the MoMA Design Store and the National Gallery of Art. Her work is in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, and the Long Beach Museum of Art in CA.
Elsa has collaborated as an illustrator with many organizations including the Museum of Modern Art, Chronicle Books, The New York Review of Books, Penguin Random House, The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan and teNeues.