Bio – Elliott Arkin

BIOGRAPHY – ELLIOTT ARKIN

Born: April 15, 1960
Education: Amherst College, B.A. 1983
Barbieri Center, Rome

Permanent Public & Private Collections:
Flint Institute of the arts, Flint, Michigan
Louvre Museum, Musee des Arts Decoratifs
National Dance Museum
New York Historical Society
New York Public Library
 
Exhibitions:
2004 The Slide Show (solo), Artek Contemporaries, New York, New York 
         Freud: The Creative Analysis of Analysis, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
 
2002 Scent, Proposition Gallery, New York, New York
 
2001 18 Alumni Artists, Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA
 
2000 Le Cadre Grand (solo), Gallery 557 West 24th Street, New York, New York
 
1999 The Sculpture Center, New York, New York
         NYCB 50th Anniversary, New York Historical Society, New York, New York
 
1992 The Purloined Image, Flint Institute of the Arts, Flint, Michigan
 
 
Special Projects and Commissions:
2002 – Nelson Mandela SOS – Senior Design Director for EPOP productions 
world-wide partnership with Nelson Mandela. Designed universal human 
rights symbol representing Mandela’s initiative to end the AIDS crisis.
 
2000 – Andy Warhol Jewelry Collection – Founded and created jewelry based on
the work of Andy Warhol for the Andy Warhol Foundation.
 
1999 – Louvre Museum – Acquisition of a work of art in jewelry titled : Extrait de
“le Cadre” le Baiser, Permanent Collection, Musee des Arts Decoratifs.
 
1998 – Whitney Museum of American Art – Commissioned to execute 
(collaborate, sculpt, fabricate) the American Art Award designed by Tom
Otterness for the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum.
 
1996 – Muhammad Ali World Healing Project – Director in charge of coordinating
the visual arts community’s response to Muhammad Ali’s efforts for world 
healing and tolerance. Designed awards and symbols as well as developed
cultural events for the World Healing Project.
 
1995 – Tiffany & Co. Christmas Windows – Commissioned to design and create 
the Christmas Windows for Tiffany’s flagship store at 57th and 5th Avenue.
The first person in forty years to design the Christmas Windows following
the retirement of the legendary Gene Moore.
 

Selected Publications:
2005 Art In America; Cary Levine, April, pg.124-125
 
2004 The Village Voice; Kim Levin, Voice Choice – April 28 – May 4, Vol XLIX No. 17, pg.89
        New York Times; Benjamin Genocchio, Freud: A Creative Analysis of 
        Analysis, Sunday 4/04/2004, CT Weekly, Section 14CN, Pg. 6
 
2003 Supercollector: A Critique of Charles Saatchi-second edition, Rita Hatton,
         John A. Walker; Institute of Artology, London, UK, pg. 180-181
 
2000 Louvre Museums Publication: A L’Inventaire: Acquisitions Du Musee des 
         Arts Decoratifs – 1995 – 1999; Union des Arts Decoratifs, 2000, pg.94
 
1997 Chicago Art Journal; Frames of Reference, Spring 1997, Front Cover
 

Visiting Artist Lecturer – Lectures:
2003 – Amherst College
 
1999 – New York Academy of Art, “Fall Lecture Series” NY, NY
 
1993 – SKG Deamworks, “Spring Lecture Series” LA, CA
 
1991 – New York University, Fullbright Seminar, “ The Contemporary Art World: Panel Discussion”
 
1987 – New York University, Watson Fellowship Seminar, “Pop vs. Mass vs. Commercial vs. Fine Arts in American Culture”