Categories: Film, Media, Teaching Artist, Traditional Arts, Visual Arts, Community Arts, Street Art
Charlie Elo, a New York native, raised between his birth city and the Dominican Republic, is a natural born artist. He has been actively showcasing his wide range of talents throughout most of his life. He is graduate of Laguardia High School of the Arts and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Lehman College (CUNY). Charlie's reverence for fine art, street art, cinema and music have been a primary and consistent source of inspiration to him and have greatly influenced his artistic expression through these mediums. He often uses mixed media in order to satiate his diverse creativity. A love for the interactive and shared energy provided by the Live Art experience led him to reach new plateaus in his artistic career; participating in events throughout New York City. He has painted murals as a part of several community re beautification projects across NYC and has traveled abroad to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico to participate in several large-scale projects as well. Since 2015 Charlie has led a summer children's Art workshop at Casa Ana Family care center for orphaned and abandoned children in the Dominican Republic and he is one of the founding members and the Managing Director of Art Culture NYC (@artcultureNYC), a collective of prolific Latino Artists primarily based in NYC.