Elana Mann

Elana Mann

Visiting Lecturer

Department: Art

Office Address: Lang 112

Office Phone: (909) 607-2207

Office Hours: M 2:00-3:00pm

Email: emann@scrippscollege.edu

Personal Website: Click here

Academic History

Scripps College, Visiting Lecturer, thesis mentor for senior art majors

University of San Diego, Visiting Lecturer
Pitzer College, Visiting Lecturer

Hammer Museum, A/V Staff member
San Francisco Art Institute, thesis mentor, Masters of Art History student

San Francisco Art Institute, thesis mentor, Master of Fine Arts student

Art Institute of California-Los Angeles, Visiting Lecturer

Cal Arts, Visiting Faculty

Art Institute of California-Los Angeles

Mt. Hood Community College, sculpture technician, Gresham, OR, Sept.-Jan.

Areas of Expertise

Art Foundations, Contemporary Art Theory and Practice

Personal Interests

Performance, Video Art, Contemporary Art, Social Practice

Awards and Honors

YoYoYo! Artist Grant, Rema Hort Mann Foundation

Artist in Residence, Amy Marie Sears Memorial Visiting Artist Series, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) Artist's Resource for Completion (ARC) Grant (for Chan & Mann)

Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) Artist's Resource for Completion (ARC) Grant (for Chan & Mann)

Philadelphia Art Hotel residency, Philadelphia, PA

California Community Foundation Visual Artist Fellowship for Emerging Artists
Kitty Chester Series of Curator’s Laboratory Projects, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Franconia Sculpture Park intern artist fellowship, Shafer, MN

John T. Milliken Traveling Scholarship, St. Louis, MO
Commencement Marshall, Valedictorian of the School of Art, St. Louis, MO
Secor Sculpture Award, St. Louis, MO
Crescent Hills Research Grant, Tyson Research Center, Eureka, MO

University City Public Sculpture Commission, St. Louis, MO


Elana Mann (b. 1980, Boston, MA) is a multidisciplinary artist whose artwork mines the historical, socio-political and pedagogical aspects of sound in culture.

She has presented her work in city parks, museums, buses, empty lots and galleries in the U.S and abroad, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles; REDCAT, Los Angeles; The Ford Foundation, New York; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro; The Getty Villa, Los Angeles and the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, China.

Mann is a recipient of California Community Foundation’s Visual Arts Fellowship, ARC grants from the Center for Cultural Innovation and a YoYoYo! Grant from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation. In 2013 she was the Amy Marie Sears Memorial Visiting Artist at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN. She has produced six publications, four of which are in the collection of the Getty Research Institute. Her projects have been covered by the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, NPR, O Globo, El Pais, La Reuppublica and X-Tra Magazine, among others.

In addition to her individual studio artwork, Mann curates, collaborates, organizes, and writes. She is the co-founder, with artist Robby Herbst, of the curatorial project Chats About Change. Since 2005 she has collaborated with artist Audrey Chan as the duo Chan & Mann. Her writing has been published in the book In the Canyon, Revise the Canon, as well as periodicals including Afterall Journal, Art21, and The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest.

Mann received her B.F.A. with honors from Washington University in St. Louis, and her M.F.A from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA. She is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Scripps College.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Studio Art
  • Introductions to Drawing
  • Intermediate/Advanced Drawing
  • Topics in Art Theory
  • Feminist Concepts and Practices
  • Mixed Media

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