Eli Thorne is an Oakland based artist. He was born in Harrogate, England, and raised in Santa Cruz, California. He received his BFA from UC Berkeley and Later received his MFA from Mills College. Eli's art practice is an exploration of adolescent and adult male identity in a contemporary masculine culture. As a trans man, his work aims to reconcile and negotiate his own sense of and relationship to masculinity. His work has shown in a variety of spaces in the Bay Area; Southern Exposure, Double Strength for Gallery 16, Incline Gallery and Royal Nonesuch Gallery.