Elicser Elliott Biography & Works

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Elicser explores narrative structures, new surfaces, and new sensations, through the lens of more than a decade spent in the global street art community. Elicser Elliott leads the charge in the character-based movement in Toronto. Known for his intuitive ability to capture the essence of a subject, his work intimately frames subjects from children on the street to homages to the late great Michael Jackson and J-Dilla. The work of Elicser is highly visible in major cities across Canada, Central + South America and South Africa. Elicser is one of Toronto’s favourite graffiti writers and has been voted by NOW magazine as the “Best Local Graffiti Artist” for 2014, 2013, 2012 + 2011. He is recognized as Canada’s leading aerosol artist by Who’s Who in Black Canada. He has exhibited in both the ROM and AGO and participated in mural festivals in Honolulu (Pow! Wow! Hawaii) and Rochester, NY (Wall Therapy).

PUBLIC ART
TBD 2019 Awarded: Runnymede TTC Subway Station, Toronto
September 2016 Leslieville Legacy Mural, Ralph Thornton Centre, Toronto
February 2016 Pow! Wow! Hawaii, Mural Festival, Honolulu, HI
November 2015 Movember: Live Well Grow Old, Dundas-Dovercourt, Toronto
October 2015 Surface Art: Bendale Library, Collab. with Drew Mosley, Toronto
October 2015 Surface Art: Sheppard-Brimley Mural, Toronto, ON
October 2015 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche: Tracing the Memories of My Mind, Toronto, ON
August 2015 Regent Park: Construction Hoarding, Parliament + Gerrard Corporation, Toronto, ON
July 2015 Wayhome, Mural Festival, Oro-Medonte, ON
June 2015 Live Art Festival, Underpass Park, Toronto, ON
May 2015 Converse: Made By You Live Mural, Community 54, Toronto, ON
November 2014 Maderas Village, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
November 2014 Movember, Collab. w/ Cruz1+Soy, Dupont-Bathurst, Toronto
October 2014 StreetARToronto: Monarch Park Underpass, Toronto, ON
September 2014 Surface Art: Alexandra Park, Collab. w/ Troy Lovegates, Toronto
July 2014 Surface Art: Bathurst Underpass, StreetARToronto, Toronto, ON
September 2013 Movember: Grow Your MO’, Dundas-Trinity Bellwoods, Toronto
August 2013 Free 4 All Walls, Mural Festival, Windsor, ON
February 2013 Magic Building, 63 Sumach Street, Toronto, ON
2013-2015: Traffic Boxes: Queen East-Sumach, Queen West-Bathurst, Royal York-Bloor West, Yonge-Church-Davenport

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
July 2016 Prosopagnosia, Project Gallery Studios, Toronto, ON
September 2014 Everyday Since Yesterday, LE Gallery, Toronto, ON
July 2011 Inappropriately Beautiful, LE Gallery, Toronto, ON
August 2009 Keep Going, Show & Tell Gallery, Toronto

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
July 2012 The Space In Between, A Word Of Art Gallery, Woodstock, South Africa
September 2011 “All. Art. Everything.” group exhibit, Art gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
December 2009 Show & Tell Gallery/“From Me To You” group show, Toronto
December 2008-July 2009: “House Paint – Phase 2: Shelter” Royal Ontario Museum, Institute for Contemporary Culture, Toronto, ON
June 2008 Luminato Festival, House Paint – Phase 1”, Tent City, Toronto
Yves La Roche Gallery, 1i5 Studios T.O.P. Tour, Montreal, 2006
March 2005 Hinterlands Who’s Who FIFTY24SF Gallery, San Francisco

ARTIST RESIDENCY
March-May, 2012 A Word of Art, International Artist in Residence Program, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa

ART LECTURE
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November 2013: Aerosol + its place in Contemporary Art, Crescent School, Toronto
August 2013: Live Painting Demonstration, Open Roof Film Festival, Toronto
January – May 2013: Fundamentals in Animation, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
September – December 2012: Art fundamentals in Aerosol, Art Gallery of Ontario
May 2012: The war of 1812 mural, Fort York, Toronto
April 2012: Live Painting Demonstration for Nike, Nike Marketing team, Toronto
March 2012: Live Painting Demonstration, Girl Guides of Canada, Toronto
November 2011 + 2010: Art fundamentals in Aerosol, Ontario College of Art and Design
January 2010: Art fundamentals in Aerosol, University of Toronto, Toronto
May 2011: Art fundamentals in Aerosol, Corus Entertainment, Toronto
2005-present (every June): Art fundamentals in Aerosol, Toronto Jazz Festival, Toronto

PUBLICATIONS
March 2013: Knowing Love (Published Book)
February 2012: Know Love (Published Book)
2012: Who’s who in Black Canada (article)
2012: BBC Internet Article on Muslim mural in Cape Town
2012: Design line (Article)
July 2011: Bravo News

Lazy Sunday

Elicser Elliott

Lazy Sunday

2018
Spray paint on Canvas
42" x 24"
106.7cm x 61cm
$800

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untitled

Elicser Elliott

Untitled

2018
Spray paint on Canvas
24" x 18"
61cm x 45.7cm
SOLD

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Funny meeting you here

Elicser Elliott

Funny meeting you here

2018
Sparay paint,acrylic on canvas
84" x 48"
213.4cm x 121.9cm
$3800

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Unresolved intentions

Elicser Elliott

Unresolved intentions

2018
Spray paint on wood
48" x 28"
121.9cm x 71.1
SOLD

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All the bars and no bars

Elicser Elliott

All the bars and no bars

2018
Sparay paint,acrylic on canvas
30" x 30"
76.2cm x 76.2cm
1,200

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Plotting

Elicser Elliott

Plotting

2018
Spray paint on wood
42" x 30"
106.7cm x 76.2
SOLD

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Francis Turkey

Elicser Elliott

Francis Turkey

2018
Spray paint on wood
24" x 48"
61cm x 121.9cm
$1400

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Blood sweat & Tears

Elicser Elliott

Blood sweat & Tears

2018
Sparay paint,acrylic on canvas
18" x 24"
45.7cm x 61cm
SOLD

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Killer Cam in Toronto

Elicser Elliott

Killer Cam in Toronto

2018
Sparay paint,acrylic on canvas
18" x 24"
45.7cm x 61cm
SOLD

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Sneakers vs Boots and Flamingos

Elicser Elliott

Sneakers vs Boots and Flamingos

2018
Sparay paint,acrylic on canvas
18" x 24"
45.7cm x 61cm
SOLD

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Fresh for 2018, you Suckaaaaas

Elicser Elliott

Fresh for 2018, you Suckaaaaas

2018
Aerosol on Canvas
24" x 18"
61cm x 45.7cm
SOLD

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I will walk with you painting

Elicser Elliott

I will walk with you

2018
Spray paint on Canvas
32" x 25"
81.3cm x 63.5cm
SOLD

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I better show up in a clean white shirt

Elicser Elliott

I better show up in a clean white shirt

2018
Aerosol, marker, chalk on wood
48" x 20"
121.92cm x 50.8cm
SOLD

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"wanna go to the train yard and shoot rats"?

Elicser Elliott

"wanna go to the train yard and shoot rats"?

2018
Aerosol, marker, chalk on wood
48" x 28"
121.92cm x 50.8cm
$1620

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Hello mama South Africa painting

Elicser Elliott

Hello mama South Africa

2012
Spray paint on Canvas
60" x 78"
152.4cm x 198.12cm
$2300

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Keeping up with the Jones' painting

Elicser Elliott

Keeping up with the Jones'

2013
Spray paint on Canvas
48" x 96"
121.9cm x 243.8cm
$2500

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shian painting

Elicser Elliott

'stian 18

2018
Aerosol, marker, chalk on wood
32" x 16"
81.3cm x 40.6cm
$900

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Elicser painting "LA 1992" at illegallery, 2018

Elicser Elliott

LA 1992 (dyptch)

2018
Aerosol, marker, chalk on wood
45" x 40"
114cm x102cm
$2000

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