Artist’s Bio

Ellyn Weiss
1661 Crescent Place NW Apt. 205
Washington, DC 20009

  eweiss@ucsusa.org

studio: 3706 Wells Ave, Mt. Ranier, MD 20712

summer:Truro, MA

 

artist’s statement
The art that I most admire speaks directly to the heart without mediation or explanation, like music. That is the goal that I reach for.

representation

Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington, MD
Wohlfarth Galleries, Washington, DC
Art Advisory, Washington, DC
VisionArt/Melissa Twomey

 

solo and featured shows

2014
Voyage of Discovery, The American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC

 

2013
Window, Gateway Center for the Arts. Brentwood, MD

Longing to Eavesdrop on the Conversation, Adah Rose Gallery, Washington, DC

2012

Primordial Soup Kitchen, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA

Wax Works, Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA

Contemporary Work, Wohlfarth Gallery, Washington, DC
MicroOrganismic, Woman’s National Democratic Club, Washington, DC

 

2011

Abstraction, Louisa Gould Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Big Ideas, Gateway Arts Center, Brentwood, MD, collaboration with Sondra Arkin and Susan Finsen

Axis, Washington, DC

Dispersed, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC

2′ x 10′, Gallery 555, Washington, DC

 

2010

Ancient Life, Wohlfarth Gallery, Provincetown, MA

National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

2009
Dark Matter, Nevin Kelly Gallery, Washington, DC
Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Riverdale, MD.

2008
Spectrum Theater, Arlington, VA

2007
Fortune Cookies, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
Time of War, Nevin Kelly Gallery, Washington, DC

2006
Circular Reasoning, Nevin Kelly Gallery, Washington, DC
New Work,Northern Virginia JCC, Fairfax, VA
Sharon Fine Gallery, Bethesda, MD

2005
No Bars Held, Touchstone Gallery, Sept. 2005

2004
Mark Palmer Gallery, Paducah, KY

2003
Only Spores Live Forever, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC.
Worldspace, Washington, DC

2002
Lipsett Gallery, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

2001
Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville, MD
J. Anthony Fine Arts, Charlottesville, VA

2000
COA Gallery, Truro, MA.

selected group/juried shows

2014

Appearances, EcoArts Festival, Provincetown, MA

ArtCade, Lusby, MD

 

2013

Human Rights Campaign Fund, Washington, DC

Art Night, Washington, DC

Heart of the Community, Rehoboth, Del

Alchemical Vessels, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, Washington, DC

Less is More, Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, MD.

Appearances 2013, Eco-Arts Festival, Provincetown, MA

 

2012

Something or Nothing, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA

Summer Group Show, Adah Rose Gallery, Kenisington, MD

Retrospectives, Hillyer Art Center, Washington, DC

Black and White Ball, Rehoboth, MD

 

2011

2’ X 10’, Gallery 555, Washington, DC

Encaustics, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, MA

 

2010

International Arts and Artists, Washington, DC

Gallery 555, Washington, DC

People’s Choice, ArtDC, Hyattsville, MD

Delicacies, Studio B @ Biagio, Washington, DC

Constructing Differences/Uncovering Connections,International Arts and Artists, Washington DC

Artists of the Gateway District, Gateway Arts Center Inaugural Show, Brentwood, MD

 

2009

The Art of Change, Artist’s Inaugural Ball, Warehouse Gallery, Washington, DC

Zeitgeist II:What’s Important Now, Nevin Kelly Gallery, Washington, DC
Lottoheart, Rehoboth Beach, DE.Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
Holiday, Studio 4903, Washington, DC
Stimulus, Nevin Kelly Gallery, Washington, DC
Red, St. Valentine Bled for Us All, the Pink Line Project, Washington, DC

 

2008

Under Surveillance, Nevin Kelly Gallery, Washington, DC

20 X 20, Coldwell Banker, Washington, DC

Affordable Art Fair, NY, NY

Artists Respond to War, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, MA

Members, Truro Center for the Arts

 

2007
Peace Now, Warehouse Gallery, Washington, DC
Attainable Art, Nevin Kelly Gallery, Washington, DC
Small Work, Touchstone Gallery,Washington, DC
No Representation, Warehouse Gallery, Washington, DC
Art Romp 2007, Washington, DC
Encaustics, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, MA
Inaugural Show, H&F Fine Art, Mt. Ranier, MD

 

2006
Millennium Center Artists, curated by Zenith Gallery, Wash. DC
Attainable Art, Nevin Kelly Gallery, Washington, DC
Shock and Awe, Warehouse Gallery, Washington, DC

 

2005
Art Romp, Warehouse Gallery, Washington, DC
Encaustics, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
Accessible Art, Nevin Kelly Gallery, Washington, DC
The Peace Scrolls, City Gallery,Charleston, S.C
Where’s the Peace?, Warehouse Gallery, Washington DC
Project:Painting, Washington, DC
Montgomery County Commission on the Arts, Silver Spring, MD

 

2004
Handpicked, Museum of Modern Arf, Arlington, VA
Anonymous, Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran
Sharon Fine Gallery Inaugural show, Bethesda, MD
Artomatic, Washington DC

2003
Small Work, Mark Palmer Gallery, Paducah, KY
Artswalk, Silver Spring, MD

 

2002
Artomatic, Washington DC, 2000, 1999.

 

2001
washingtonart.com Fifth Anniversary, Washington DC
New Artists, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC

 

2000
MOCA 2000, Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington DC

 

1999
Mixt Nerve, Del Ray Artisans Gallery, Alexandria, VA]
Artomatic, Washington, DC

 

residency
Greenbelt Center for the Arts, 2005 -6.

awards
HeART of the City: City Hall Art Collection, Washington, DC, 2006
Featured Artist, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Vol. 5 No. 4, Autumn, 2004.
Special Purchase Award, District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities,2003.
Featured Artist, washingtonart.net, autumn, 2001.
Special Purchase Award, District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities, 1999.
All-Media National Competition, eklektikos Gallery, Washington, DC, 1999, award.
Art League juried shows, Torpedo Factory Gallery, Alexandria VA, 1998 – 2001, merit award, March 1999.
Wilson Center Gallery juried shows, Washington, DC. 1998 – 2001.
Patron’s Show, Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA, award, Feb.1999.

education
B.A. Smith College; JD. Boston University School of Law.  Further study at the       Corcoran College of Art, Washington, DC. and the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Massachusetts.

collections
HeART of the City: City Hall Collection, Washington, DC
District of Columbia Art in Public Places
American Society of Association Executives
Embassy Suites Hotels
National Institutes of Health Clinical Director
The Union of Concerned Scientists
The Sentencing Project

Curating

Alchemical Vessels, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, Washington, DC., 2013

HeArt of the Community, Rehoboth Beach, MD, 2013.

Zeitgeist III: Too Much Information?, District of Columbia Arts Center, May, 2012, with Sondra Arkin

WaxWorks, Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA, Sept – Nov, 2012

Zeitgeist II: What’s Important Now?, Nevin Kelly Gallery, Washington, DC, 2009, with Sondra Arkin

Studio Gallery members shows, 2009, 2010

Red,sponsored by the Pink Line Project, Washington, DC, 2009

Zeitgeist I: Under Surveillance, Nevin Kelly Gallery, Washington, DC, 2008

No Representation, Warehouse Gallery, Washington, DC, 2007

 

media

Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/16/voyage-of-discovery-climate-change_n_4965030.html?utm_hp_ref=green

Scientific American: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/symbiartic/2014/03/04/scienceart-on-view-in-marchapril-2014/

Grist,  March 13, 2014

These Artists Will Take You on a Journey to the Melting Arctic, by Jessica Zimmerman

http://grist.org/article/these-artists-will-take-you-on-a-journey-to-the-melting-arctic/

Inhabitat, March 10, 2014

DC’s Voyage of Discovery Exhibition Explores Climate Change in the Arctic, by Jon Dioffa

http://inhabitat.com/dcs-voyage-of-discovery-exhibition-explores-climate-change-in-the-arctic/

 

teaching

Encaustic workshops: Washington Glass School, Montpelier Arts Center

 

jurying

Thoreau’s Legacy, Union of Concerned  Scientists, 2010

Earth in the Balance, Union of Concerned Scientists, 2008

Art Enables, Washington DC, 2007

 

writing 

Blog: www.GessoHead.org

Contributor, Pink Line Project, Pink Noise online journal

Contributing editor, Bourgeon online arts magazine, 2010-11

 

Boards of Directors

Union of Concerned Scientists, Board of Directors, 1990 – present

Art Enables, Board of Directors, 2009 – present

Touchstone Foundation for the Arts, Board of Directors, 2011 – present.

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, 2013-present

Day Eight, Board of Directors, 2010 – 2011

Artomatic, Board of Directors, 2004 – 2007, Executive Committee, 1999- 2004. I helped to conceive and execute these unique “by-artists-for-artists” events in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2007, which bring hundreds of artists together to fill vacant industrial space for 3 to 6 weeks with art, music, poetry, theater and the rampant creative spirit.

Touchstone Gallery, 406 Seventh Street, Washington, DC., Board of Directors, 2002 – 2005; President, 2004 – 2005.

A.Salon, cooperative studio building, Board of Directors, 1999 – 2000, President, 2001-2.