Web Series #2, colored pencil, acrylic, graphite on printed paper collage, 17″ x 15″, 2018
EJE Studio: 205 Viewmont Road (Barn), Germantown 12526 518-567-2110 | One step at threshold
Ellen Jouret-Epstein works in collage, drawing and sculpture. Her unique work has been described as “some otherworldly mash-up of quilts and paintings and sculpture and something else altogether.” That “something else altogether” is what interests her, whether she works with paper, foil, or felt. She is excited by depth, layering, contrast, movement and mystery, with inspirations that range from fashion to nature, and even outer space.
Ellen’s work is often an accretion of smaller elements that cohere into unique final forms. She is also a landscape architect and her work can create a kind of topography. She is equally interested in the transitions from one element to another, the borders or edges, which are a kind of drawing.
Her latest works are printed paper collages and drawings. Other bodies of work include imagined galaxies and star clusters made with familiar materials combined in unexpected ways. Her work in felt includes wall reliefs and large and small sculpture.
Ellen first exhibited weavings in museums and galleries as part of the nascent fiber arts movement in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1970’s. Following a career in the not-for-profit arts sector and landscape architecture, she has returned to art full time. Her award-winning work has been exhibited in the Hudson Valley and New York City. She lives in Germantown with her husband and thirteen sheep.
2019 “Celebrating Color,” Womenswork Gallery, Poughkeepie, NY.
“The Fantastic Drawing Show,” Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham, NY
Art Studio Views 2019 Artists Exhibit, Betsy Jacaruso Gallery, Rhinebeck, NY
Athabold Floral Design, Germantown, NY
2018 LABspace Holiday Show, Hillsdale, NY.
Blue Mountain Gallery Summer Juried Exhibition, NYC, NY. Juror: John Yau
“Woodlands and Wetlands,” Spencertown Academy, Austerlitz, NY. Juror: Norma Cohen
Athens Cultural Center, Athens, NY, 15thAnnual Members Exhibition
2017 “Renew,” D-Space, Catskill, New York. Curator: Draga Susanj
“Abstract Evocative,” Woodstock Artists Association Museum (WAAM). Juror: Norm Magnusson.
“Art as Intersection,” Art School of Columbia County, ARTalks Panelist Exhibit.
Nasty Girls Hudson Valley Planned Parenthood Benefit Exhibit, Instar Lodge, Germantown, New York.
2016 “Far and Wide” The 8thAnnual Woodstock Regional, Woodstock, NY. Arthur C. Harris Best in Show Award. Juror: Jason Rosenfeld, Distinguished Chair and Professor of Art History, Marymount Manhattan College
“Human Impact: Living in the Anthropocene Age,” Columbia County Council on the Arts Juried show. Juror: Valerie Richmond, artist.
Millbrook Library Gallery, Millbrook, NY. Felt Constructions, with Louise Kalin, Monoprints.
Spencertown Academy Regional Juried Show. Three works. Honorable Mention Award for “landed.” Juror: Nicole Hayes, Curator, The Fields Sculpture Park and Gallery, Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, NY.
Small Works Show, Woodstock Artists Association Museum (WAAM). Juror: Karlyn Benson, Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, New York
The Holiday Show, WAAM.
2015 “On and Off The Wall,” Columbia County Council on the Arts Juried Sculpture Show
Hudson Opera House 18thAnnual Columbia County Council on the Arts Juried Art Show, Hudson, NY. Juror: Jack Shear, Ellsworth Kelly Foundation
“A Stitch in Time,” Columbia County Council on the Arts Juried Fiber Show, Hudson, NY
Juror: Marlene Vidibor
2014 Spencertown Academy Regional Art Show, Spencertown, NY
Jurors: Peter Jung, Jung Fine Arts, Hudson, NY
Marie-Claude Giroux & Bill Thompson, Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY