Jonah Elijah

"I make art that reflects black communities." 

Jonah Elijah is a Houston, Texas native now working in Los Angeles. He received his BA from University of Texas at San Antonio and his MFA from Claremont Graduate University. He discovered art during a painting course titled “painting for non-art majors”.

Whether in his paintings or installations, Jonah layers his work with coded language offering an abstracted or representational view of what it’s like to be black today.

Jonah has particpiated in numerous residencies, group and solo shows.

Hometown:  Los Angeles , CA