Elisa Valenti is a self-taught contemporary figurative painter based in New York. When we were introduced to Elisa’s art, we were instantly captivated by her work, which celebrates the beauty and power of real, voluptuous bodies. We are honored to curate Elisa’s art and her claim to focus on bodies that are underrepresented in modern, contemporary art, and to shout out: You are beautiful!
Elisa grew up in a culture where body awareness and body positivity did not yet exist and appreciation was equated only with thinness. Still a difficult topic today, Elisa encourages us to embark on a journey of self-love every time through her art.