Elaine Thap is an interdisciplinary artist working predominantly in performance now based in Los Angeles. She is also an organizer and writer of contemporary art exhibitions. She obtained her BFA in Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Elaine Thap has shown work in Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Toronto, and Montreal.
As a Cambodian American woman, she uses her diasporic identity to convey layers of being and relationships. Live action or performance art is the ability to fabricate situations of childhood trauma and adult responsibility while seeking alternative perspectives and possibilities. She explores expressive psychosexuality in butoh movement while creating guttural, live sounds.