Based between Dublin and New York, Elaine has an MA in Visual Arts Practices (IADT) and was previously a fellow at the Whitney Independent study and the Art & Law Program, New York. She has had many solo shows including borderline (Dublin), women in boxes (NY), La Diritta Via (Rome), Ruam (Dublin) and Raumplan (Limerick). Group shows include The Hugh Lane Gallery (Dublin), Douglas Hyde Gallery (Dublin), RHA (Dublin), Elizabeth Foundation (NY) the Shelly and Donald Rubin Foundation (NY) and ISCP (NY). She won several prizes including the 8th Arte Laguna prize for sculpture, Venice, Italy, the T.I.N.A art prize, Milan and the Curtin O’Donoghue photography prize. She was awarded residencies including at ISCP, Art OMI, Soma Mexico and Arctic Circle. Her work in various collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rosenbach Museum and Library (Philadelphia), the Crawford Art Gallery (Cork), the Office of Public Works Ireland and the Rubin Foundation.
She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Temple University, Philadelphia and is represented by the Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin.