Elliott Katz (b.1983) is an award-winning sculptor, photographer, installation and mixed-media artist. His installations appear in museums and public spaces across the United States, Canada and worldwide.
The mixed-race son of Japanese and Jewish parents, Katz grew up on a vegetable farm in rural Vermont. Katz hoed beans, dug carrots and slung buckets of potatoes from the fields to the farmstand, an experience that along with his mixed-race heritage continues to inform his work.
Katz attended Colby College, where he was suspended for changing labels in the Museum of Art from “Alex Katz” to “Elliott Katz”. He received his MFA in Fine Art at the University of Connecticut through the support of a $35,000 Outstanding Multicultural scholarship.
Shortly after graduation Katz was hired by Trey Anastasio, frontman for the band Phish, to manage and help curate the Seven Below Arts Initiative, a nationally known artist-in-residency program in Phish's former recording studio. He also taught sculpture at the University of Hartford.
Katz’s commissioned large-scale public artworks are installed in cities from Montreal to Massachusetts. His sculptural & photographic work regularly appears in gallery exhibitions and museums. His installation “Other Planet” was recently selected for the permanent collection of the Everson Museum in New York.
Katz lives and works in Montreal, Quebec and Burlington, Vermont.