Born and raised in Colorado, Elena Niermann is an artist, activist, entrepreneur and aspiring art therapist. Her discipline ranges from painting and photography to writing and multimedia work. She is passionate about the healing power of art, the importance of art in our society, and the impact we make as humans on the world and people around us. Currently pursuing a degree in Studio Art and Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado, she has sold several pieces of her work and has won numerous awards for her work in group exhibitions.
Sometimes it seems as though inspiration strikes at random. I find myself inspired by the smallest of things, like the change in light throughout the day, or the way the body moves under fabric. At other times my art is a response to the greatest challenges we face as a society. I explore issues of gender and equality and the struggle to save the earth.
My work is reflective of the things I find most beautiful about the world, all the things I would like to change, and the delicate balance between them.
Niermann, Elena, "Crouching Body" (2020). 2020 Annual Student Exhibition. 35.