Elysabeth Alfano and Fear No Art Chicago

Elysabeth Alfano is the founder of Fear No Art Chicago. A friend to both artist and collector, she has been conducting artist interviews and featuring Chicago-centric art events. As the show’s creator and executive producer, Alfano aims to bridge the gap between the arts and public by going behind the scenes into artist spaces where the public is never allowed. This intimate look at the lives of the artists and the studios where it happens shows the human and approachable side of the creative process and spirit.

A Chicago native, Elysabeth has been living and breathing the arts for all of her  life. Her parents were collectors of oddities and dedicated art enthusiasts, she went on to study art history and fashion in Paris and Florence. She returned to Chicago and owned an international art  gallery, stretching her arts connections beyond the visual arts to all  arts communities throughout the city. Having the itch to create  herself, she worked in the Chicago fashion industry, designing and  producing textiles in her own accessories business, while expanding  her contacts into the design and fashion community.  Ms. Alfano taught Graduate and Undergraduate classes in Marketing For the Visual Artists at Columbia College, and has freelanced on various arts projects, including writing art reviews and artist consulting.

Elysabeth’s contributions to the arts aren’t strictly relegated to the visual. She has done voice-over work for Kurtis Productions, acted and performed in the Improv for Actors Series with Second City, and has done countless TV interviews.  Elysabeth has been bridging the gap between artists and the public for over 15 years. Fer site, Fear No Art, features articles by guest writers – such as the recent post: Art & Artists by John Steinbrunner.

Fear No Art Chicago is featured on WTTW and along with the new web series, Art Scene, on www.FearNoArtChicago.com Alfano’s vision is gaining in popularity and FNA is working to assist the public to embrace an approachable format to discover the artists behind the art.