Artist Profile: Elizabeth Colomba

Elizabeth Colomba is a French artist famous for her style of classical paintings with people of African descent as the subjects. She attended Estienne School of Art in 1993 and École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in 1995. Currently, she lives and works in New York City.

Elizabeth Colomba
Elizabeth Colomba by Carla Phillips

Colomba’s parents are from Martinique. She found a love of painting when she created watercolor artwork for her parents’ Caribbean restaurant.

Elizabeth Colomba
The Reading / Oil on canvas
Elizabeth Colomba paints black women that history forgot | TRUE Africa
Daphne / Oil on canvas and gold leaf

Her work has been featured in notable galleries and museums.

Black Contemporary Artist | Elizabeth Colomba | United States
Riding Places / Watercolor on paper

The piece above is featured in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Por amor al arte: Elizabeth Colomba
Sempre Libera / Oil on canvas

Elizabeth started spending time in New York City in 2007 in order to further her career. She moved to the United States permanently in 2011.

ELIZABETH COLOMBA - Berenice | Fashion, Elizabeth, Black girl art
Berenice / Watercolor on paper
WATERCOLORS | elizabeth-colomba
Pandora / Watercolor on paper

Her paintings have appeared in Gracie Mansion, the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, and Musée d’Orsay.

Photo by Stephen Kent Johnson

Elizabeth Colomba currently lives in West Harlem and turned her apartment’s second bedroom into an art studio.

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