Elana Kundell

Elana Kundell is a painter, teacher, and odd-job hustler. Her artwork can be found in collections around the world and has been exhibited in venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in LA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) Artists Gallery, the Sundance Film Festival in Utah and galleries in the United States and Korea. She lives in the Los Angeles area.



There are only certain people that relate to my work and that goes for any work. That’s really important for me to remember in order to continue doing what I need to do.

Some things we talk about…

  • using art to discover oneself
  • taking risks and changing directions
  • Elana’s daily warm-up routine
  • the biggest hindrance to making art
  • practices for cultivating self-love and
  • the one thing to be on guard for when pursuing a path of creativity

“My whole progression in art and painting has been parallel to my personal growth or transformation – my own journey of growing into a more authentic, more fully self-expressed me.”

“It’s just about making it not precious at all. It’s about honoring myself and acknowledging that I have a right to be here just like anyone else and I have a contribution just as much as everyone else does.”