Over the last five years, Elliott Elliott has taken a picture of every banana peel they have come across while walking around town. As an artist and writer, their work is often concerned with the material histories of ordinary objects, especially those typically discarded or considered disposable.
Elliott was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska—the traditional territory Aakʼw Ḵwáan—and now lives in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal. Since completing a BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, their work has been included in exhibitions in the UK, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, the U.S., Canada, and Quebec. Most recently, their work appeared in tofeelclose at AKA artist-run in Saskatoon. Elliott completed their MFA in Sculpture at Concordia University in 2020.
Outside of their creative work, Elliott is engaged in political organizing and earns a living as a freelance editor and grant writer. They live in the Mile End with their partner, Mick, two cats, Pony and Sadness, and a small dog named Jelly.