Amy Ellingson’s work exaggerates the dichotomy between the lightning-fast process of digital rendering and traditional methods of execution through historic oil and encaustic painting techniques. Ellingson is the recipient of a 2010 MacDowell Fellowship, 2009 Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Fellowship, 2007 Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship and the Artadia 1999 Grant to Individual Artists. Her work is held in various public and corporate collections, including the Oakland Museum of California, the U.S. Embassies in Tunisia and Algeria, and the Contemporary Museum in Hawaii. Ellingson’s paintings have been reviewed in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, NYArts Magazine, and Art issues.
- New Editions: Amy Ellingson, Stefan Kirkeby and Inez Storer, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA, 2011
- SUMMER FRIEZE, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2010
- Out of Order: Geometric Systems in Contemporary Bay Area Art, Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, 2010
- Recursions, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY, 2008
- BA, Scripps College
- MFA, California Institute of the Arts