Arienne Ellis
Arienne Ellis

Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1961, I spent my early years in the green landscape by Lake Michigan.

I am well traveled, and have lived and worked in a healthy variety of situations, from ten years of my own computer graphics and illustration business to gardening/landscaping to goat-ranches. Insight Meditation, Yoga and Buddhist studies enhance my life.

I now live in rural Arizona, continuing to paint and draw and exhibit in both solo and group shows.





1987 Master of Arts in Expressive Arts Therapy and Holistic Studies
Lesley College Graduate School, Cambridge MA
1983 Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting
University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana IL

Solo Exhibitions

2005 Tomb on the Range, Las Vegas NM
200204Inn on the Paseo, Santa Fe NM
2001 Sad Café, Ribera NM
1996 Ella Pinta, Church of Religious Sciences, Santa Fe NM
1996 Art Works, Santa Fe Main Library, Santa Fe NM
1994 Gaia Inhabited, Salon at Santa Fe Village, Santa Fe NM
1992 Paintings in Hot Water, Hot Water Gallery, Silver City NM
1991 Whirlpool, Whims & Wishes, Festoon, Berkeley CA

Group Exhibitions

2006 Solar Culture, Tucson AZ
200506Main Street Artists’ Coop, Arivaca AZ
2004 Urban Aborigines Gallery, invitational, Emeryville CA
200304Collect: Inside 83, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe NM
199704Artesanos Del Valle Studio Tour, Pecos River Valley NM
2000 Go Figure, Zipp Gallery, Valencia NM
199604El Ancon Sculpture Show, Ribera NM
1996 Hate, juried show, Espanola Valley Arts Council, Bond House, Espanola NM
1995 Eros, juried show, Common Ground Gallery, Silver City NM

Gallery Representation

200607Thomas’ Blue Room Gallery, Amado AZ
2007 Sempre Bella Gallery, Tubac AZ
2006 Skull Creek Gallery, Arivaca AZ
2006 Bottoms Art Galleries, Santa Barbara CA
1997 Jack of All Arts, Madrid NM
1992 Firecloud Traders, Silver City NM
199192Meridian Gallery, San Francisco CA

Public Collections

1995 La Familia Medical Clinic, Santa Fe NM
1983 University of Illinois, purchase prize, Champaign IL

Activities and Awards

2006 Art consultant and sales representative, Bottoms Art Galleries, Santa Barbara CA
198706Living Arts, sole proprietor of graphics & computer illustration business, CA, NM & AZ
199106Calling Cards, designed, self-published and nationally marketed line of twenty note-cards
199704Sole proprietor Living Arts Landscaping & Gardening, NM
199596Drawings published in Voices, a journal of the American Association of Psychotherapists
199394Assistant to sculptor Dan Raven, The Raven and the Stone, Santa Fe NM
1990 Selected Finalist, San Francisco Bay Guardian Cartoon Contest, San Francisco CA
198890Headlands Center for the Arts Affiliate Artists Program, Sausalito CA