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Ellen Nelson

Kalamazoo, MI, United States

I am an artist based in Kalamazoo, MI, where I have a studio in the Park Trades Center. I graduated from the University of Michigan School of Art and Design last year and dove straight into painting all day, every day. My work has lead me all sorts of interesting places, from Florence, Italy, to the service elevator shaft of my studio building. I have taught art workshops in prisons in Detroit and Jackson, MI and I am currently the illustrator/ creative director for a children's book for U of M Neurosurgery ( the project will be a resource for kids who have brain tumors). My work as an artist draws heavily from my experiences getting to know and teach others. Seeking to find understanding with other people of all ages and from all walks of life is a crucial part of my creative, academic, and problem-solving processes.

Ellen's ArtPrize Entries

These are Ellen's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

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    "For Display Only"

    2016 ArtPrize Entry Ellen Nelson
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    Bridging the Distance

    2014 ArtPrize Entry Ellen Nelson
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