Jeff Elrod was born in Irving, Texas in 1966. His work has been presented at MoMA PS1,  Long Island City; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield; The Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Florida; and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City. His paintings are in many public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York;  the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection in Washington D.C.

Elrod was included in a group show, The Age of Ambiguity: Abstract Figuration / Figurative Abstraction, curated by Bob Colacello, at Vito Schnabel Gallery in St. Moritz in 2017. He was presented in a solo exhibition, Figment, at Vito Schnabel Gallery in St. Moritz in 2016.  Elrod was also included in First Show / Last Show that Vito Schnabel presented in 2015 at the Germania Bank building in New York.