Jean McElvane (b. 1973)

 Prior to NIAD, Jean McElvane studied art and music at Contra Costa Community College for two years. She also worked as an artist’s assistant. Her paintings and drawings tend toward toward realism, but the majority of her work is in the craft field, creating meticulously built fiber projects.

// Jean’s available work //

recent exhibition history


Curious Weave // organized by Ramekon O’Arwisters NIAD Art Center 2016

Jean McElvane // NIAD Art Center 2016

Telling It Slant // organized by Courtney Eldridge Richmond Art Center 2015

City In Motion // NIAD Art Center 2014

Yes To The Dress Pop-Up Shop // organized by Peter Gravener NIAD Art Center 2013

Diamond Dogs Pet Supply // NIAD Art Center 2013

Championship Vinyl // NIAD Art Center 2013

You Are Here // organized by Robert Wuilfe NIAD Art Center 2013

The Variety Show // Factory Outlet Gallery 2012

Holiday Pop Up Shop And Lounge  // NIAD Art Center 2012

…at cafes, public spaces and similar venues

Where Have All The People Gone 2? // Walnut Creek Community Center 2018

Hanging On a Thread: Fiber Art From NIAD Art Center // Contra Costa County McBrien Administrative Building Martinez 2017

Long Term Exhibition // organized by Katie Johnson Rep Nancy Skinner’s Office Suite Oakland 2017

We Can Do It! // Hurwich Library, Alliant University San Francisco 2015

recent press

Nat. Brut: I, Too, Like Purple (May 2017)

San Francisco Chronicle: “City In Motion”: NIAD Artists Create Urban Environment (2014, May)

San Francisco Chronicle: NIAD Art Center’s Gifts Of Artistic Ability (2012, December)