Washington
 
Dist of Columbia

Artist's statement

Full Artist's statement

Ellyn Weiss
Artist Statement

I am a visual artist in two and three dimensions, and an independent curator, with studios in Mt. Rainier, MD and Truro, MA. I work in a wide variety of media; the paintings and sculpture in my recent shows have been made of wax (encaustic), oilbar, tar, wire, dry pigment, prints on acrylic and more.

While the media are always changing, my work has for many years been inspired by the imagery of biological and natural structures and most recently, by the threat posed to life by global climate change. I am one of three artist-collaborators on an exhibition mounted at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2014, (later travelling to the McLean Project for the Arts) entitled “Voyage of Discovery,”  evoking a journey to the polar region where the ice is permanently receding, and uncovering life forms  that have been buried for millennia. Are they toxic or benign, threatening or not? We can no longer stop the process of their emergence.

I have had more than 24 solo shows and participated in numerous juried and curated exhibitions.
I am on the Board of Directors of the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Touchstone Foundation for the Arts and the Truro Center for the Arts.

 

All work by Ellyn

Ellyn Weiss
2015, 22"x30", monoprint on plexiglass sheet
$800.00
Ellyn Weiss
2015, 22"x30", monoprint on plexiglass sheet
$800.00
Ellyn Weiss
2015, 22"x30", monoprint on plexiglass sheet
$800.00
Ellyn Weiss
2015, 6"x 6"x2", wax and pigment
$500.00
Ellyn Weiss
2015, 5"x5"x2", wax, pigment and gold leaf
$400.00
Ellyn Weiss
2015, site-specific, wax and pigment