About the artist
Ellen Hausner was born in New York, spent her childhood in Nepal and Bhutan, and her teen years in Africa. She studied in the USA and then worked in Sweden, Ireland, and Great Britain, where she settled and now works at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.
She is an elected Associate of Magdalen Road Studios (MRS), an artist’s cooperative in East Oxford; in August 2016 she was MRS’s Artist of the Month, and again in January 2019. In 2018 she was selected as an Associate of OVADA, the Oxfordshire Visual Arts Development Agency. She has been involved in various projects relating to the arts, including working as a studio assistant to Richard Hunt, an artist with Down’s Syndrome, during his residency at MRS; a film about his residency in which she features can be found here. She also participated in an arts collaboration project between MRS and Shadowlights artists, who have learning disabilities. Another major project was an exhibition she curated which ran alongside the Oxford University academic conference Art and Articulation: Illuminating the Mystical, Medieval and Modern. She also participated in an artist’s panel at the conference.
Since 2003, she has been an assistant in conservation and restoration studios in Ireland, England, and Sweden, working with original artwork from the sixteenth century to the present.
Her paintings, drawings, and prints are in private collections worldwide: in England, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Melbourne, New York, California, and Texas.
Ellen’s artistic training began in her childhood in Nepal, and continued in New York and Sweden, while she graduated from Hetherley’s School of Fine Art in London in 2012. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Sweden and the UK. “Through Restless Seas” is her 7th solo exhibition, and her first in Greece.
Exhibition and Artist’s Talk
Through Restless Seas opens on Saturday 8th June at 8pm, at the Attic Gallery. On Saturday 15th June, Ellen will be giving a talk where she explores her artwork in depth. Creating images of that which does not have a visual form is what binds her work together, whether it is a a psychological state, a microscopic particle, an abstract concept, or a moment in prehistory. Her work is founded on direct experience, and her artwork seeks to capture that knowledge in colour and shape. In an evening of mysticism and sensual beauty, she will discuss her artistic process, the symbolism of the colours she uses, and her subject matter, as well as her influences.
Venue: The Attic Gallery, corner of Rizospaston Voulefton and St. Desila St (side entrance on Desila st, 2nd floor).
Reception: Saturday 8th June, 8pm
Artist’s talk: Saturday 15th June, 8 pm
Duration: Until 18th June.
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday, 5pm – 10:30pm (entrance free)
Gallery guided tour on Tue & Thur (booking required via firstname.lastname@example.org or +30-26614-01198).