Elvira Clayton





I tell stories centered on those who historically had little to no voice.

Embedded with family and archival photographs, text from historical documents, slave-era textiles, amulets, and objects from the natural world- I consider my pieces ritualistic vessels holding stories of lost and forgotten people.




2022 Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Money for Women Grant Recipient

2022-2023 A.I.R. Gallery Fellow

2022 Robert Blackburn Studio Immersion Project Fellow