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.