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Elana Amity is an artist living and working in New York City. Her paintings, drawings and prints capture both fleeting and enduring moments of life in cities, nature and beyond.

She began her career as an educator and freelance editorial illustrator. In 1984 she joined the faculty at LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where she taught illustration, painting and drawing. In 2009 she opened a studio in Manhattan’s Garment District. Her work has been exhibited in Italy, Ireland, Spain and the United States.


Society of Illustrators, Board of Directors

Co-chair of Community Service Committee

The Ink Well Foundation

Volunteer artist working with children coping with illness
Event Director at Mount Sinai Hospital’s KidZone TV

The Garment District BID


Cooper Union Residency, NYC, 2006

Surdna Arts Grant, 2005

SCAD Arts Fellowship, 1998

MECA Fellowship, 1998

NYU Fellowship, 1988

Skidmore Fellowship, 1987


Poe Visitor Center & Gallery

“City Birds,” one-woman show, 2017

Garment District Storefront Gallery

“Birds in Central Park,” 2015

Landmarks Exhibition

Society of Illustrators, 2014

Hotel Cal Sastre

Santa Pau, Spain, 2014

NYU Langone Medical Center

NYC, 2014
Exhibit of art inspired by classical music.

Marriott Hotel

NYC, 2013, 2014
Bird painting exhibit and on-site plain air painting for Grand Opening.

Garment District’s Art in Public Spaces at Port Authority

NYC, 2011
Solo show of mixed media paintings.

Castello di Spannocchia

Siena, Italy, 2008
Paintings on panels.

Society of Illustrators

Members Gallery, NYC, 2007
Solo show, mixed media paintings.

Rootchi Gallery

NYC, 2007
Solo show, watercolors and mixed media paintings.

Cooper Union Gallery

NYC, 2006
Mixed media paintings.

Haystack Mountain Gallery

ME, paintings, 2005

Anderson Ranch

CO, 2004
Mixed media paintings.

Burren College of Art Gallery

County Clare, Ireland, 2002

Ghost Ranch

NM, 2000
Hand-made books.

LaGuardia Arts Gallery

NYC, 1993, 1998