b. February 17 1964
Mikel Elam, a visual artist working primarily as a painter, is based in Philadelphia. Elam earned his BA in studio arts/painting from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. He went on to study at the School of Visual Arts, New York City.
Elam's art has been featured in international publications and media. He has worked as a traveling assistant to jazz musician Miles Davis and assisted Mr. Davis in achieving his visual arts aspirations as a painter. Elam’s work focuses on storytelling through memory and dreams, using fragments of face and figure to convey information and ideals about world culture.
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records