Elaine Tin Nyo
Visual Artist

Elaine Tin Nyo is a conceptual artist with a kitchen and a studio in Harlem. Ms. Tin Nyo translates the tradition of genre painting into new media. Using performance, video, photography, cooking and writing, she reframes the everyday rituals of food and its preparation so we may reflect on the inherent beauty and value of the seemingly unimportant moments of our lives. In addition to her visual arts background, she has learned at the side of home cooks and restaurant chefs on three continents.  She has received project support from Creative Capital, the Bronx Museum, Seoksu Art Project, Franklin Furnace, and The Phillips Collection, among others. Her photographs, food, videos, installations, and performances have been presented at museums internationally. MoMA presented her "Edible Magritte" dinners in conjunction with their most recent Magritte exhibition. Her current project, This Little Piggy follows five piglets from five ham-eccentric regions from birth to ham.


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