Elle Yancy

Elle K. Yancy is a Liberian born, American raised visual artist who enjoys exploring her artistic voice through the use of wet and dry mediums, photography, and most currently, tattoos. As a first generation Liberian who immigrated to the United States with her family as a child, Elle is heavily inspired by both her West Afrikan and Black/Afrikan-American cultures and the experiences that have come with navigating both identities. At large, Elle aims for her work to reflect the essential exploration of culture and the unifying forces found within. Working as an IT Specialist post undergrad for 5 years, Elle turned to pursuing her artistic practice full time after moving to Philadelphia from NYC in 2018 and now works as a tattoo apprentice in the Port Richmond area.

Last updated: May 26, 2022