Elena Yu

Asian Businesses of the Morongo Basin


36” x 24”, bulletin board, found and altered fliers, menus, advertisements and self-portraits

Elena Yu is an interdisciplinary artist from Los Angeles, CA. Elena has worked as an artist and arts organizer in the Morongo Basin since 2016, and recently relocated to Charlottesville, VA where she is an Incubator Artist at McGuffey Art Center. Elena’s work has been supported by grants from Arts Connection, the MRH Fund, the Center for Cultural Innovation, and California Arts Council, and she has attended residencies at Real Time and Space (forthcoming), the Lucas Artist Residency Program, Carrizozo AIR and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. In 2022, Elena founded two artist-run alternative art spaces in the Joshua Tree area, including The Firehouse and Sun Spot . She has worked as Assistant Director of Programming for High Desert Test Sites (2016-2022) and Program Director for Arts Connection, the Arts Council of San Bernardino County (2022-2023). Elena received a BA in Art from UCLA in 2016. 

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