Quezon City born and raised, Ella Elenzano-Orencillo is a multi-disciplinary Filipina Artist currently based in Dubai which she considers her second home. Growing up in an artistically inclined family her earliest recollection of doing arts was scribbling on their old humble house' wall with crayons.
She had her beginnings working as an Airbrush Artist for AirArt Asia during the late 90's until early 2000's working mainly on customized shirts as well as car and wall murals. One of few women who has been working as a professional Airbrush Artist at that time, she has been featured in several local TV shows and was invited to be a guest speaker at the College of Home Economics in University of the Philippines, Diliman.
A self taught painter without any formal training in arts, she continues to explore different mediums to widen her knowledge and improve her skills. Her works display feminism meets pop-surrealism spitting highly vivid colors which is often an interpretation from a dream [recurring or not]. Some of her notable works are the customised MEGA by Foo-Dog vinyl toy as featured on TimeOut Dubai and The Olympic Mural for the British Embassy in Abu Dhabi.
Ella has been commissioned by brands such as Clinique Middle East, Level Shoe District, Eastpak Middle East, Swatch, Liu-Jo Kuwait, Fendi, Heineken, Swatch Middle East, Doner Deli, Puma, Sephora to name a few.
"Game of Arts", Dubai Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2015
"Vision of Sound", to commemorate Gibson's 120th Anniversary, Hard Rock Cafe, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2014
"Art Wars", a collection of stormtrooper helmet signed by Mr. Andrew Ainsworth, Dubai Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2014
115th Philippine Independence Day Celebration in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2013
"Project:MEGA | The Dubai Mall 2" Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2012
"Fakie 2: Dexhibition" curated by FN Designs, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2012
"Project:MEGA | The Dubai Mall" Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2011
"10th Anniversary of Virgin Megastore", Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2011
"3 Keez", American University in Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2011
"Proyecto Baetulona", Barcelona, Spain, 2010
"Project:MEGA", DIFC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2010
AWARDS and RECOGNITION
Mentioned, Cosmopolitan Middle East "12 UAE-based Instagram Artists You Need To Follow", June 2017
Shortlisted, "The City is Your Canvas" Outdoor Art Project, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2013
Shorlisted, Sheikah Manal's Young Artist Award, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2012
Finalist, New Era Introducing, 2011
Top 10, Artist to watch by Time Our Magazine Dubai, June 2010
First Place, "Best Use of Human Hair" Category, Kidrobot's MunnyMunth, 2010