Eliot Rattle, born in London, moved to San Francisco in 1997. After graduating highschool, he attended Sarah Lawrence College where his relationship with drawing and painting would develop alongside his fascination with film history and analysis. During college he completed a year-long program in Florence, Italy, where his exposure to Italian cinema and portraiture brought the face to the forefront of his work. After graduating college, he returned to the bay area and spent a year working on his portfolio in order to apply to San Francisco Art Institute.  In 2013, he was accepted to SFAI, where he began to use the faces in his drawings more like abstract marks, isolating and reconnecting them over empty space to create short, kinetic stories. Eliot Rattle has shown work in San Francisco and abroad, including shows in Italy and London.