About the Artist
Eli Arenas is a jewelry and installation artist currently living in Charlotte, NC. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad. Arenas has participated in selected exhibitions such as SOFA, Thirteen Annual International Expositions of Sculpture and Functional Art, Touching Warms the Art, Discomfort and La Frontera.
Arenas was appointed to a four-year term as Board member to the Society of North American Goldsmiths. In 2011, she received a three-month residency at the McColl Center for Art and Innovation in Charlotte, NC and she was nominated by the North Carolina Arts Council to participate in a Creative Capital Professional Development Retreat. Her work has been featured in several publications such as, The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewelers 2008, 500 Pendants & Lockets, 500 Earrings, 1000 Rings and 500 Paper Objects.
Arenas was born in Cd. Juarez, Mexico. In 2002 she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at El Paso and in 2006 she graduated from New Mexico State University to obtain her MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing.