Ellie Craze (United States) Residence: January to February 2017
Ellie Craze is a pop surrealist from the United States. Her work takes many forms including illustrations, paintings, toys, and digital art. In 2016, she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Arizona State University and now pursues a career in the professional art world. Craze’s job experience includes graphic design for concert venues and fashion magazines, art direction, and instructing various art classes.
Bright colors, floating worlds, and friendly imaginary characters are often found in her art. Though her imagery is fictional, she takes inspiration from dreams and her everyday environment. Craze’s interests involve clouds, kawaii culture, and the unknown. During her stay at Studio Kura, she plans to explore the natural beauty of Itoshima and study the Japanese art movement Ukiyo-e.