Elle Rousseaux grew up in a print studio in midtown Detroit. She learned to print about the same time she learned to spell. Her marks come from a place of spontaneity and joyful exploration of the world around her. She attended Cooper Union in Manhattan , and while she fully embraced what New York City had to offer she couldn't wait to return to her hometown.
She actively explores the language of collage and assemblage. Using appropriated images to open a dialogue that bridges the traditions of the past with contemporary ideas of the changing urban landscape.