ellen jantzen
Since 2004
Works in Valencia, California United States of America

BIO
Born and raised in St. Louis Missouri, USA

Education:
1992 Graduated Summa Cum Laude from FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising), LA California

Invitational Exhibitions

2009TRICKSTER, Sage Rogers thesis exhibition for a masters in Cultural Production at
Brandeis University, April 1-31

GALLERY AFERRO ART BENEFIT, the very first benefit held June 20, 7-10 PM. Features my piece
“Blind Howl”

SATURN DREAMING OF MERCURY: Art and the Trickster Spirit, Sage Rogers thesis exhibition for a masters
in Cultural Production, Brown Social Science Center, Brandeis University, April 1- 30

INCOGNITO, fund raising exhibition at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica CA. Spring

2008NATIONAL TEAPOT SHOW VII, featuring my digitally augmented
teapot titled rEvolution, at Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor NC
June 6 - September 7

ONE NIGHT STAND, responding to the theme of
“defamiliarization” at the Wimbledon College of Art Gallery,
London. April 14th

WAKING DREAMS, Exhibition at the Peninsula Museum of Art,
Belmont, CA. A showcase of work from the Ultimate Eye
Foundation. March 21 - May 25

INCOGNITO, fund raising exhibition at the Santa Monica
Museum of Art, Santa Monica CA. May 3

WILD LIFE/WILDLIFE, “has human interaction destroyed what is wild?” Exhibition at the Gallery of Mount Ida College, Newton MA, March 25 - May 4

2007VELOCITY, First Annual Art Auction, Claremont Museum of Art,
Claremont, CA November 17th

BEYOND BOUNDARIES, Digital Evolution and Change,
F.U.E.L. Gallery Philadelphia, PA during the iDEAs07 Conference November 7-9

BENEATH THE SURFACE, Solo Exhibition at St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame; in the Sister Rosaire Gallery of the Moreau Art Galleries. October 4 through November 2

ANIMAL INSTINCTS: ALLEGORY & ANTHROPOMORPHISM,
curated by Melissa Link of ATHICA (Athens Institute for
Contemporary Art) in Athens Georgia. September 10 - November 11, 2007

THE LANDSCAPES OF TODAY’S SCIENCE
Curated by Cynthia Pannucci Director/Art & Science
Collaborations, Inc. An ASCI Members exhibition July 10  - December 10, 2007
The Pfizer Corporate Headquarters, NYC

INCOGNITO, fund raising exhibition at the Santa Monica
Museum of Art, Santa Monica CA. April 28

RUBURBS & OTHER SPACES IN BETWEEN:
Land Use and Environmentalism; at the Athens Institute of
Contemporary Art, Athens Georgia - March 31- May 27

PAINT AND PIXELS, Solo Exhibition at Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA March 3-31

ALLEGORIES OF THE GENOME; exploring genetic and genomic science, at Outworks Gallery, Winnipeg, MB February 23 - 27 will also travel to Vancouver, British Columbia later this year.
Curated by Holly Longstaff a PhD fellow at the W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics at the University of British Columbia

NOT RIGHT; Artists Altering Natural Schemes, at Tower Fine Arts Gallery, SUNY Brockport NY January 23 - February 18

2006iDEAS: Works in Process, at National University Academic Headquarters, La Jolla, CA to coincide with the International Digital Media and Arts Association conference,
November 9-11

2005WINTER SOLSTICE IV; Standards & Shifts in Contemporary Art, at The Studio, An Alternative Space for Contemporary Art, Armonk NY December ’05 - January “06

SOLO EXHIBITION; ELLEN JANTZEN-ARTIFICIAL REALITIES, exhibition of digitally manipulated
photography at the MAC Gallery, 112 Maiden Alley, Paducah, Kentucky

2005 IDAA, The Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne Australia,
can be viewed on line at http://www.internationaldigitalart.com/IDAA/2005.htm  

2004THE VESSEL, Gallery of Functional Art, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California

SOLO EXHIBITION; ELLEN JANTZEN- TRANSMUTATIONS, exhibit of computer-generated work at Fusion Artspace Gallery, 531 Howard Street, San Francisco, California

“I LIKE LOOKING AT PICTURES”exhibition at the Waterloo
Gallery, London England

2004 IDAA, at http://www.internationaldigitalart.com/   Physical exhibitions: Australian tour opens at the Academy Gallery University of Tasmania on April 1st, then QUT Art Museum Brisbane on June 4th, and VAC Gallery at University of Melbourne August - September

THE INSPIRED VESSEL, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles California co sponsored by the City of Los Angles Cultural Affairs Department and the American Craft Council

THE ARTFUL TEAPOT, International Touring Exhibition, Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, North Carolina

2003SOLO EXHIBITION; ELLEN JANTZEN- EXHIBITION OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Stretch Gallery, Pineville, North Carolina

L’ART DE PAPIER, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana California

VESSELS, BOXES BASKETS, Exhibited at SOFA 2003 by Function + Art Gallery, Chicago Illinois

2 A TEA, Exhibited at SOFA 2003 by Function + Art Gallery, Chicago Illinois

THE ARTFUL TEAPOT, International Touring Exhibition, The Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach California

TRANS•FORMS, Paper Art and Paper Engineering, Atrium Gallery in the Pollak Library at Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton, California

THE ARTFUL TEAPOT, International Touring Exhibition, The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Canada

BOX AS CONTAINER; CELEBRATING THE BOX, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

200213th ANNUAL TEAPOT SHOW; ON THE ROAD AGAIN, Chiaroscuro Galleries, Chicago Illinois

THE ARTFUL TEAPOT, International Touring Exhibition begins May 2002 at the Napa Museum of Art, Food and Wine (Copia), Napa, California

200112TH ANNUAL TEAPOT SHOW; ON THE ROAD AGAIN, Chiaroscuro Galleries,
Chicago Illinois

Juried Exhibitions

2009IN YOUR DREAMS, Tula Art Center, Atlanta, GA. Presented by the Atlanta Photography Group,
July 17 - August 28

30th MINI WORKS, Hammond Hall Art Gallery, Jacksonville State University, AL May 5 - June 1

17TH ANNUAL JURIED, KOREAN CULTURAL CENTER, Los Angeles, CA April 10 - April 30
20th Annual Teapot Show, ON THE ROAD AGAIN, Chiaroscuro Galleries, Chicago IL, April 5 - May 18

2008TarFest/2008, Festival of Film, Music and Art, Korean Cultural Center,
Los Angeles CA, October 3-5.

4th International Ashes to Art, exhibition of Funeria works; The Gallery of Funeria, Graton CA September 26 - November 30

Mini Print International, exhibition of works under 4” x 4” in the Binghamton University Art Museum, Binghamtom, N.Y. September 9 - October 17

On The Edge - 2008, Atlanta Photography Group, Tula Art Center, Atlanta GA July 11 - August 23

Mini Works On Paper 29, exhibition of intimate -scale works in the Hammond Hall Gallery at Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL May 6 - June 6

In Your Dreams - 2008, Atlanta Photography Group, Tula Art Center, Atlanta GA May 2 - June 20

2007Sun Pictures to Mega Pixels, (Archaic & Digital Process Photography) WAH Center,
Brooklyn N.Y.September 29 - November 4

In Your Dreams - 2007, Atlanta Photography Group, Tula Art Center, Atlanta GA August 17 - September 28

Photo Spiva 2007, George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin MO. April 28 - June 22

2006International Juried Digital Print Show, Swarm Gallery, Oakland CA
October 14 - November 19

Delta National Small Prints, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro October 19 - November 17

TarFest, Festival of Film, Music and Art, Korean Cultural Center, October 5-8.

DPI, Digitally Propelled Ideas, Kellogg University Art Gallery, Cal Poly, Pomona CA
September 15 - October 20

A SENSE OF PLACE, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta GA
September 8 - October 21

Liberty & Security in a Post 9/11 World, Pool Art Center Gallery, Drury University, Missouri, September 1 - October 03

IN YOUR DREAMS, Atlanta Photography Group, Tula Art Center, Atlanta GA August 4 - September 8

27TH ANNUAL MINI-WORKS ON PAPER, Dep. of Art, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL May 2 - 24

OVER THE EDGE, featuring the work of ten photographers who are re-defining what photography means. Sponsored by the Atlanta Photography Group, at the Tula Art Center
April 22 - May 28

PHOTO SPIVA, 2006, National Photographic Competition, George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin MO. April 21-June 19

34th ANNUAL NATIONAL PHOTO EXHIBITION, Larson gallery, Yakima WA, April 2-29

TOP 40, LACDA International Juried Exhibition, at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, March 9- April 1

2005 15TH MINI PRINT INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, Roberson Museum, Binghamton, NY
ANA 34, Jurors: David Pagel and Polly Apfelbaum; at the Holter Museum of Art, Helena Montana
2005 OPEN EXHIBITION, at the PhotoMedia Center, Erie Pennsylvania
GIV 2005 INTERNATIONAL, at the International Conference of Computer Graphics, Image and Vision in Beijing, China
DIGITAL EXPERIMENTAL V, Period Gallery, Lincoln Nebraska
PHOTO SPIVA 2005, US National Photographic Competition, George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin Missouri
ON SITE AT THE GATE, all media, all California juried exhibition at Angels Gate Cultural Center,
San Pedro, California
33ND ANNUAL PHOTO EXHIBITION, Larson Gallery, Yakima, Washington
MOCA Digital Art Competition, on line at
http://moca.virtual.museum/donniewinners2005/winners.htm
MACWORLD EXPO; 2005 DIGITAL ART, Muscone Convention Center, San Francisco, CA
INK AND CLAY 31, curated by Henry Hopkins, at the Kellogg University Art Gallery,
Cal Pomona, Pomona California

2004TOMORROW:DIGITAL ‘04, International competition sponsored by ASCI at the New York Hall
of Science, NYC
PATTERN AND DECORATION, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago Illinois

REFRESH PRINT BIENNIAL, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Wisconsin,
Then touring nationwide until June 2006

30th ANNUAL WESTMORELAND ART NATIONALS, Westmoreland County Community
College,Youngwood, PA
25TH ANNUAL MINI-WORKS ON PAPER, Dep. of Art, Jacksonville State University,
Jacksonville, AL
NATIONAL DRAWING, 2004, the College Art Gallery, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
14TH NATIONAL COMPUTER ART INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION, Gallery of Art, Eastern
Washington University, Cheney, Washington
78TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION, The Print Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
32ND ANNUAL PHOTO EXHIBITION, Larson Gallery, Yakima, Washington
27TH ANNUAL ART ON PAPER EXHIBITION, MFA Circle Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
2003POSTCARD ART COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION, Lake County Discovery Museum,
Wauconda Illinois
ROSENTHAL INTERNATIONAL:2003, Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville State University,
Fayetteville NC
DIGITAL SPLASH, Rockaway Artits’s Alliance, Inc., Rockaway Park, New York
ABSTRACTION VI, Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska
DIGITAL EXPERIMENTAL III, Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska
DIGITAL FINE ART 2003, Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
THE MIXED MEDIA V INTERNATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE
2003 NATIONAL DIGITAL ART EXHIBITION, The Muse Gallery, Prescott, Arizona
DIGITALLY SPEAKING, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
SCULPTURE AND FINE CRAFTS NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBIT, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, ANNUAL 2003 ALL MEDIA JURIED EXHIBITION, Palos Verdes Art Center,
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
ARTS ON FIRE VII, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California
BEAUTIFUL 111, Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska
MINI PRINT INTERNATIONAL 23, Barcelona, Spain
THE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES V INTERNATIONAL, Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska
2002 IN OTHER WORDS, Art featuring words juried by Patt Morrison, The Second City Council,
Long Beach California
2001MILLENNIUM METAL 2001, Artemis Gallery, Richmond Virginia
List of Earlier Exhibitions provided upon request
List of Galleries who carry my work, provided upon request
CollectorsJan Allen
Deno Antonini
Bob Cohen
Shirley Glass
Neil Patrick Harris
Jorge Limon
David E. Martin
Bev McLean
Edwin Robinson
Roxxie Rosen
Lily E. Smernou
MULTIPLE PIECES, in the collection of the Finley Design Group
MULTIPLE PIECES, in the collection of Carole Cole and John Ernsdorf
TEA FOR TWO FABLES, teapot in the collection of Sonny and Gloria Kamm
OVOID OF THE SILVERED TWIGS, Cal State Fullerton
MULTIPLE PIECES, in the collection of Veronica Chiang and Scott Fitzgerald
Commissions
MULTIPLE PIECES commissioned for the M-House, as seen in the magazines;
WORLD OF INTERIORS, ESCALA, ARCHITECT, ERA21, ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, COLORFULNESS, IDENTITY, THE ROBB REPORT
Awards
2008 PanLiterary Award winner for photography from the journal Drunken Boat
2005 Honorable Mention, 15th Mini Print International Exhibition, Roberson Museum,
Binghamton, NY
Special Recognition, Digital Experimental V, for my piece “Surveillance”,Period Gallery,
Omaha, Nebraska
Most Dramatic Photograph Award, for body of work at the 33rd National
Photography Exhibition, Larson Gallery, Yakima WA
NIKON NET, Editors Choice Winner, for my piece “Surveillance”

Winner; 2005 Macworld Expo Digital Art Competition. Opened, San Francisco CA,
traveling USA in 2004
Third Place winner; International Juried Exhibition at ArtCrave Galleries, Brooklyn NY
Color Photography Award, 30th Annual Westmoreland Art Nationals, Westmoreland
County Community College, Youngwood, PA
Groover Studio Award, 25th Annual Mini-Works on Paper, Jacksonville State
University Dept of Art, AL
Juror’s Choice Award, 27th Annual Art on Paper, Maryland Federation of Art,
Annapolis, Maryland

List of Earlier Awards provided upon request
Publications/Reviews
2009Contemporary Impressions, Journal of the American Print Alliance; commissioned article about my work titled “Photo (UN)Finish”.
13 Miles From Cleveland, Art & Literary Journal, Volume 2 number 1
2008 13 Miles From Cleveland, Art & Literary Journal, Volume 1 number 2
Broken Pencil (magazine of zine culture and the independent arts) issue #40, Summer ‘08 - Interview by Liz Worth “How to Promote Yourself Online” showcased my image “ Mythmaker”
Trendsetter Issue #68 (magazine out of Turkey). Featured 6 page interview and review of series
“Beneath the Surface”. Included 8 images, 3 of which were full page.
Drunken Boat #9 (online journal of the arts) PanLiterary Award winner for photography - launch on-line at www.drunkenboat.com early February
2007Cover + Feature Article, Spring 2007 Issue of The Journal of the International Digital and Media Arts
Association. Available at http://www.lulu.com/content/1067251
Art Feature, June 2007 issue of MIX Future Interiors (fashion, art, interiors predictive). One full page
dedicated to my work from my OCCCA Exhibition
News Feature, April 02 in POL Oxygen (International DesignArt/Architecture Quarterly)
Featured Artist of the Month - on the ASCI (Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.) website at www.asci.org Month of March
2006“Body of Art, The Best of Biology Inspired Art”- book published by Willoughby and Baltic Press; release date July 1, 2006
Featured artist for the Spring 2006 issue of The Aurora Review, an eclectic literary and cultural magazine (can be seen online at http://www.theaurorareview.com
Interview in Blog from Milan Italy: http://weblogart.blogspot.com/2006/04/short-interview-with-ellen-jantzen
.html
“Photography and the New Genetic Pluralism”- paper by April Katz presented at the
43rd annual Society for Photographic Education featuring images of my work.
2005Independent Record, Helena Montana, review of exhibition “ANA” by Emly Donahoe
Interview: Net Art Review, Monthly feature for July/August, can be read online at
http://www.netartreview.net/monthly/0705\_2.html
Long Beach Press Telegram; On View, Review of “On Site at the Gate” by Shirle Gottlieb
Desktop: Australian Design & Digital Culture-204; International Digital Art Awards, 2005
2004Desktop: Australian Design & Digital Culture-192; “2004 International Digital Art awards;
All the Winners”
Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot Magazine; review
Art work included in Amazing Vacation Homes, on the Travel Channel
2003 Artists’ Book Reviews: “The Art of the Book Meets the Art of the Tea Pot”
Guest Artist, The Carol Duvall show, HGTV, studio visit
2001 The Artful Teapot, written by Garth Clark, Thames & Hudson, publishers
2000 Enterprise-Record; “National Juried Exhibition, Defining Vessels, review”
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EVENT

Vanishing Mother: A Photo Essay


Dates:
Sat Nov 28, 2009 00:00 - Wed Dec 02, 2009

Location:
United States of America

Member, Ellen Jantzen had her photo essay, "Patricia - Vanishing Mother" chronicling her mother-in-law's decline into Alzheimer's published in the latest issue of The Hektoen International Journal of Medical Humanities.
http://www.hektoeninternational.org/Vanishing_Mother.html


EVENT

Aferro Benefit


Dates:
Sat Jun 20, 2009 00:00 - Wed Jun 03, 2009

Location:
United States of America

The very first Aferro Benefit
June 20, 7-10 PM
Preview June 19, 6-8

Gallery Aferro 73 Market St Newark NJ 07102
www.aferro.org

For one night only unique artworks by emerging and established artists are available for sale at prices that will enlarge or establish your collection. Delight a friend or colleague with the gift of artwork. Browse gift items, crafts and antiques, chat with artists and artisans in your community, and enjoy live entertainment, drinks and treats. Bask in the knowledge that you've supported arts and community, and had a great time doing it.

All proceeds will be used to cover the costs of finalizing our 501c3 status as a nonprofit organization and expanding the range of programs that we offer. A belief in locating and sharing resources was instrumental in our decision to create Gallery Aferro. This belief in the primacy of intellectual and physical resources continues to guide and inform the gallery's progress. We need to ask for your help to sustain our artist-run organization and truly fulfill the possibilities inherent in these ideas.

Silent auction of artworks:
including Blind Howl by Rhizome member, Ellen Jantzen


EVENT

Ashes to Art


Dates:
Fri Sep 26, 2008 00:00 - Wed Aug 20, 2008

Location:
United States of America

Ashes to Art® | scattered

The 4rd international juried exhibition of original contemporary funerary urns, vessels, reliquaries and personal memorial art

Dates:
September 27 to November 30, 2008
Reception:
Friday, September 26, 6-8 pm
Venue:
Art Honors Life® | The Gallery at FUNERIA
2860 Bowen Street #1
Graton, CA 95444 USA

The Gallery at FUNERIA's goal is to lighten the burden placed on loved ones - and soften the fear for ourselves - when what remains of the physical self is no more than ashes and dust. One artist's vision at the close of the 20th century has now opened an alliance between two groups: artists whose creativity compels them to express beauty, and those who seek art as a means to honor a beautiful life.

The inevitability of death, and our comfort with it, is experienced differently - often dramatically so - among the world's cultures. In common among us, however, is our sorrow for the loss of a loved one's vitality, wisdom, humor, and idiosyncrasies. We may have questions, and the answers are gone.

What we can have, however, in remembrance of a singular life, is easily available when we allay fear and sadness with art and beauty. Art is communicative and can help to heal a troubled heart. The art we choose in honor of another, or for ourselves, stands in for us when we're no longer here.

FEATURING "METAMORPHOSIS" by Ellen Jantzen
Biodegradable Vessel - Metamorphosis

Ellen Jantzen's vessel, Metamorphosis, was made to contain a portion of an individual’s ashes and can be considered biodegradable if the owner wishes. The body of the vessel (which would house the ashes) was created from paper maché. The “feathers” are digital photos of feathers attached with water soluble glue. All is coated with a UV inhibiting acrylic coating so the vessel, if kept dry, should last indefinitely. If the owner wishes it to bio degrade the vessel only need to be buried in moist soil. Ellen estimates that the paper maché body (housing the ashes) would break down within 3-4 months if buried in moist soil.


EVENT

On The Edge


Dates:
Fri Jul 11, 2008 00:00 - Tue Jul 08, 2008

Location:
United States of America

Rhizome member, Ellen Jantzen has two of her digital manipulations in the Atlanta Photography Group exhibition, On The Edge. Opening reception is July 11, 2008. The exhibit runs through August 22, 2008 at the Tula Art Center • 75 Bennett Street, NW • Space B-1 • Atlanta, GA 30309 • 404-605-0605 apg_photo@hotmail.com

Juried by Alan Avery

Photographers:

H. Gay Allen
Susan S. Barmon
Tyler Butler
Nicole Chisholm
Nicholas Dantona
David Dean
Debra Frieden
Ellen Jantzen
David McClister
Tom Meiss
Kathryn Muse
Lesley Ann Price
Felicia Roberts

These dynamic, new images take us to new places, deliver new insights, and speak to us in ways we haven’t heard before. This exhibition will feature the work of a small group of photographers who are re-defining what photography means to them.

Juror Talk
Saturday August 16, 10:00 a.m.


EVENT

In Your Dreams


Dates:
Fri May 02, 2008 00:00 - Tue Apr 29, 2008

Location:
United States of America

Four of Rhizome member Ellen Jantzen's new pieces are to be featured in this exhibition in Atlanta Georgia.
To see more of her new work please go to www.ellenjantzen.com