Elysha Rei is a practicing visual artist and arts manager currently residing on the Sunshine Coast. Since completing a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 2008, Elysha has exhibited work and curated numerous group and solo shows in the US, New Zealand, Thailand and within Australia. As well as a strong exhibiting profile Elysha has extensive experience in coordinating artist run spaces and arts organisations. She has recently returned to Australia after setting up an international residency program in North Eastern Thailand.
Elysha’s work makes you feel. Her story is spoken through her drawings, paste-ups, installations, paper cuts and paintings. To the viewer the use of birds could be interpreting a narrative of symbolic meanings or just be birds, there for pictorial pleasure. Either way her work is engaging. Elysha explores thematic references to her cross-cultural history and experiences within her work drawing on these references in her recent works Drawn Out.