Arno Elias was born in Paris, France. He is a multi-talented musician, painter and photographer. Elias is known for his compositions of the globally renowned Buddha Bar music. Through his involvement with UNICEF Arno composed the music for their worldwide campaign with Latin recording artist, Shakira. Arno is the only artist in the history of Buddha Bar to have composed and produced the first original Buddha Bar album, titled “BUDDHA BAR Nature.”

Elias was chosen by Brigitte Bardot to compose music for the Brigitte Bardot Foundation, which was created to help protect animals from abuse.

Elias’ creative talents did not stop at his prodigious musical career, but continued into his artistic career, leading him into the world of painting and photography. Working alongside Jean Paul Gaultier and Mario Testino in the fashion industry further Influenced and informed his creative direction.

In 2011 Elias started "The Lost Series." The collection is a crystallization of Elias' mixed-media techniques and the powerful images he captured during his solo world photographic tour.

To date Elias has exhibited in Paris, New York, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Basel, London, Toronto, Los Angeles, Dubai, Mexico, St Barthelemy and more. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, PBS Television, USA Today, NBC, Vanity Fair, The Miami Herald, Miami Magazine, Florida International, and The Chicago Tribune.

His painted photographs have been featured in art fairs throughout North America, including Scope Miami, Scope Basel, Art Chicago, San Francisco Art MRKT, Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Silicon Valley, Art Toronto, ArtMiami New-York as well as at the prestigious Art Basel Switzerland.

He was most recently commissioned by the St. Regis Hotel in New York to create two unique works of art for the hotels permanent collection.

Elias’ focus is to continue traveling the world, using his artistic expression to create beautiful works of art.