Eitan Barokas was born in New Jersey in 1995.
While he was surrounded by creativity and Art throughout his childhood, he only began to create in his late high school years. Eitan’s beginnings in Art quickly escalated from hobby to passion—as he painted for the first time just a year before beginning college.
During his time at Emory University, he majored in both Business and Interdisciplinary Studies—yet Eitan quickly realized that he was creating just as much as he was studying. From a make-shift studio in his dorm room, to working in classrooms across campus, Eitan painted constantly throughout his four years at University.
The tipping point came in the Summer of 2016, when Eitan decided to set-up shop in New York City on SoHo’s historic Prince Street, a place where many of his favorite Artist, both past and present, had emerged. That Summer test-run of showcasing and selling his works in SoHo served as the catalyst that dictated the path ahead:
In the year that followed, Eitan graduated from Emory and followed his heart—moving back to New Jersey to pursue his dreams of being an Artist, full-time.
Since then, Eitan held his debut, solo-show, 'Yesterday', featuring 30 original works in SoHo, New York City, as well as participating and curating in group shows across New Jersey and Manhattan. One of his proudest accomplishments came in September of 2018, when Emory University’s Institute of Liberal Arts collected ’Bloom’, a 36x48 inch Original Painting. Shortly after, in the Summer of 2019, Eitan took part in a Two-Person Exhibition at Blackbird Gallery in New York City.
All throughout and in-between, he has privately sold original paintings, limited edition prints, and commissions to collectors.
Currently, Eitan has two paintings on view at the Morris Museum as a part of their Group Exhibit, 'Dissonance'-- The Show will be running through February of 2021 and the Virtual Catalog can be viewed at the link below: