Elizabeth Kleinveld (b. 1967) is an artist and photographer who uses her craft as a form of creative self-expression and storytelling. Originally from New Orleans, she is now based in Amsterdam. Her work responds to the prompts given to her in daily life, from the beauty of nature to political injustice.
Often Kleinveld produces works which transform reality and serve as a means to work through challenging observations or experiences. Her work following Hurricane Katrina was a means of catharsis, aiding her as she came to terms with the aftermath of the storm. As a member of E2, Kleinveld continues to use her art to work through contemporary social issues using historical works of art as her springboard. With Epaul Julien, Kleinveld photographically recreates familiar paintings whose context can be manipulated to comment on modern issues. Within E2, Kleinveld serves as partner, concept co-developer, stylist, and scene designer.
Kleinveld’s work has been featured in galleries and museums in Europe, Asia, and the United States including, Octavia Art Gallery in New Orleans, the Royal Delft Museum in The Netherlands, and the Aise Gallery in Shanghai. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the New Orleans Museum of Art, The Dutch Embassy in Washington, D.C., and the Royal Delft Museum.