Wisdom: A journey of 3821 miles
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27" x 34 1/2"
Acrylic and oil on Paper
“Wisdom: A Journey of 3,821 Miles” tracks a communication between continents. Visually, it resembles a map in which we documented a journey to find a commonplace on one surface, in one place. The lines flow and stop abruptly, containing a feeling of flight and fall while creating energy that is sporadic, chaotic and calm at the same time.
Ellie was born in 1976 in St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated from Bowling Green State University with a BFA in Painting and received her MFA from Pratt Institute in 2005 where she focused on painting and collaboration. She is currently painting murals in Brooklyn Public schools through residencies from BRIC’s Rotunda Gallery and with Grants from NYSCA and the Puffin Foundation. With the theme of community, she has helped students further explore their place and function in their neighborhoods and communities. Carrying this mission into her own work, Ellie has organized and produced three collaborative community murals in her neighborhood with support from SONYA, the Puffin Foundation, Tillie’s of Brooklyn, and St. James Block Association in Clinton Hill. Her current mission is to cover Brooklyn in painted circles while using painting as a tool to bring community together. Her paintings have been recently exhibited at Mad Art Gallery in St. Louis, RePop and Tillie’s in Brooklyn, Hovercraft Gallery in Portland, Oregon, the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan. Her murals can be viewed at public schools: IS14, IS71, IS49, MS136, MS534, Green School. She is the Co-Curator and Co-Creator of Doll Neighborhood along with many other community projects in the works.