About the Artist:
Elke began at Rutgers University in New Jersey where she worked at Rutgers Center for Innovative Printmaking. There she collaborated with New York City artists in the creation of lithography editions. At the same time, she was an intern at the infamous Franklin Furnace, an avant-garde art space in Tribeca. During those years it housed the country’s largest collection of artist’s books, which she helped organize. These two formative influences have left her with a deep love for technical craftsmanship and the daring of non-conventional, contemporary artworks. After moving to Chicago, Elke became a teaching assistant at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has taught printmaking at Lill Street Art Center and The Hyde Park Art Center (both in Chicago).