About Current Residents

Tilke Elkins
Visual Arts

Tilke Elkins is an artist, writer, educator and curator based in Oregon on Kalapuya lands, focused on site-specific/site-responsive painting and social practice art. She has worked with mineral and botanical pigments since 2007, and is the founding director of Wild Pigment Project, a collaborative initiative which promotes ecological balance and regenerative economies through a passion for wild pigments, their places of origin, and their cultural histories. Tilke is currently curating a group Wild Pigment Project exhibition, opening at form & concept gallery in Santa Fe New Mexico in Fall 2022, in conjunction with a solo show of her large paintings and other pigment-related works. She teaches regular courses on foraging and wild pigment studio practice, and publishes a monthly newsletter, Pied Midden, featuring interviews with pigment practitioners worldwide. www.tilkeelkins.com  /  www.wildpigmentproject.org