Genevieve Elkin is casting a wide, impressive net in the art world at a young age, one that spans public art and deep engagement with her local artistic community but also a burgeoning reputation in the digital arts that has seen her shine at some of the world’s biggest brands, from LucasFilm and Pixar to her latest stint, at the Reality Labs division of Meta, formerly Facebook.
Despite an ever-growing list of accomplishments in the digital world, Elkin has stayed connected to her love for painting and her local ties. The latest example of that is Elkin’s participation in the First Tuesday ArtWalk, for which she’s showcasing her recent paintings at the Mill Valley Chamber at 85 Throckmorton Ave. throughout December, with an artist reception on Dec. 7, 5:30-7:30pm. (FULL ARTWALK GUIDE HERE).
Born and raised in Mill Valley, Elkin developed her passion for painting and drawing in Lynne Klein’s art class at Tam High. She later studied illustration and animation at Parsons School of Design in New York. She has worked on such varied projects such as Disney’s A Christmas Carol and Disney Pixar’s A Good Dinosaur, and art produced mobile and social games such as GREE’s Crime City and Modern War.
Elkin’s work at LucasFilm saw her managing fleets of artists and helped to shape and deliver concept art and visual effects for Star Wars Rogue One, Star Wars Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker and The Mandalorian. As an honorary Imagineer, Elkin has art produced all aspects of design for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Walt Disney World and Disneyland. She has also contributed to a wide range of media projects including ILM XLABs VR Series: Vader Immortal, THE VOID’s Star Wars: Secret’s of the Empire, EA’s Star Wars Battlefront I & II, EA’s Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order and many more.