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Artist Ellen Weider

Ellen Weider

New York, NY, USA


I was born in New York City and have always lived and worked here. I have an MFA from Pratt Institute, and a BA from Hunter College (studied painting with Ron Gorchov and Doug Ohlson). My images float in a mysterious, ambiguous space. Some suggest houses, buildings, rooms, and other architectural structures. There are no inhabitants, but the structures themselves sometimes evoke human presence and human interactions. They often allude to a sense of community, and in some cases relate to the political events of our time: immigration, housing, women's rights, and inclusivity. The ethereal settings of the images and the coalition of colors within evoke a sense of positive energy and hopefulness. Other works employ organic and geometric forms that create a similar effect. Whether my prints, drawings, and paintings are interpreted as pure abstractions or as self-contained narratives, an ironic humor with a meditative bent informs them. COLLECTIONS include: Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, NYC (22 prints and drawings); Library of Congress, Prints Division, Washington, D.C.; New York Public Library Print Collection; Georgetown University Library Art Collection, Washington, D.C.; Rutgers Print Study Archive at the Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ; Widener Library, Harvard University (catalogue of my solo exhibition “E. W. Squared: Ellen Weider Drypoint Prints”), Cambridge, MA. RECENT SHOWS include: Rock, Wood, Paper, Scissors, Lockwood Gallery, Kingston, NY, 2021. A Pattern Language, Perspectives Gallery/Ely Center of Contemporary Art at Whitney Center, Hamden, CT, 2020. Artist Spotted: Ellen Weider Artist Interview, @risingwoman.creative. Ellen Weider: Visual Vocabulary, Portable Museum Project; Curated Studio Visits, @deannaevansprojects; Artist Equity Spring Flash,; Fe*Mail*Art, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Witchy: An exhibition About Magic, Power, Spirituality, and Feminism, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT; Artists Equity Members Invitational, Equity Gallery, NYC; Saturated: An Eye for Color, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY; First Annual Hudson Valley MOCA Juried Exhibition, Peekskill, NY. RECENT ARTICLES include: The Monuments Contest: Part Two, by Ann Landi, Vasari21,, October 3, 2020 Artists Respond to the Pandemic Part 3, by Ann Landi, Vasari21,, June 28, 2020 What is a Drawing? Part Eight, by Ann Landi, Vasari21,, April 19, 2020

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