Ellen Lustig is a multi-faceted artist and composer working in various media to create her dynamic installations. Ellen’s light sculptures are a fabrication of acrylic etchings enhanced by LEDs and music, producing what feels like an all- immersive voluminous 3d space. Her animation series includes digitally rendered passages that mimic the designs seen in her sculptures and also have the effect of an other-worldly landscape. The sculptures can be installed both indoors and outdoors and will soon be wall pieces as well. Ellen envisions communities coming together to experience her work and share in the mesmerizing, sensuous, and interactive play in light, beauty, and sound. A graduate of California College of the Arts in Oakland, California, Lustig has spent decades as a caricature artist, ceramic sculptor, mural painter, and puppet maker, creating unique pieces that are sought after nationwide. In addition to numerous one woman and group shows with her sculptures and paintings, she dedicates time by regularly teaching art to cancer patients and their families in hospitals and wellness centers such as Gilda’s club of Chicago. Ellen can also be found playing blues keyboards at open mic nights in Chicago and the suburbs.
Ellen's ArtPrize Entries
These are Ellen's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Ellen's Past Work
These are images of past work that Ellen has done.