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Ellen Wiener
updated: 10/28/2013
website: ellenwiener.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Ochre Scriptory Large
Burning Stump
Red Still
Laying Cable
Laying Cable (detail)
Memory Table
Desk
Noah and Satellite Dish
Noah Satellite Dish detail
Even The Rain (detail)
Ochre Scriptory detail
knit nest eggs
Trilogy-boxed set of 3 books
RedThread
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  technology, books, organic, historical, geometric, language, text, information, mapping, meditative
 
 
Ochre Scriptory Large by Ellen Wiener
Ochre Scriptory Large
archival digital print ed 2
2008
20" " x  24 feet10 " 
Burning Stump by Ellen Wiener
Burning Stump
oil on aluminum
2012
20" x  72"  x 1.5" 
Red Still by Ellen Wiener
Red Still
mixed media print on paper
2009
16" " x  32" " 
Laying Cable  by Ellen Wiener
Laying Cable
unique print on paper
2009
15 " x  45" " 
Laying Cable (detail) by Ellen Wiener
Laying Cable (detail)
mixed media on paper
2008
15" " x  45" " 
Memory Table by Ellen Wiener
Memory Table
unique print on 3 papers
2009
12" " x  9" " 
Desk by Ellen Wiener
Desk
mixed media print on paper
2009
18 " x  60 " 
Noah and Satellite Dish by Ellen Wiener
Noah and Satellite Dish
unique print on paper
2009
10 " x  100 " 
Noah Satellite Dish detail by Ellen Wiener
Noah Satellite Dish detail
unique print on paper
2009
7 " x  60 " 
Even The Rain (detail) by Ellen Wiener
Even The Rain (detail)
mixed media on paper
2009
5.5" " x  10 feet " 
Ochre Scriptory detail by Ellen Wiener
Ochre Scriptory detail
archival digital print ed 2
2009
Dimensions variable
knit nest eggs by Ellen Wiener
knit nest eggs
mixed media on paper
2011
12 " x  12 " 
Trilogy-boxed set of 3 books by Ellen Wiener
Trilogy-boxed set of 3 books
mixed media on paper.Edition of 4
2009
Dimensions variable
RedThread by Ellen Wiener
RedThread
oil/paper
2013
20" x  30" 

Artist Statement

Ellen Wiener

Artist Statement

Sketchbooks,writing and reading are the root sources for the work presented in this portfolio. 

I encourage exchanges and layers of  meaning manipulated by scale--and make work that can be both very intimate- miniatures, and then extended far beyond peripheral vision. My Iimagery is gathered from working with dissecting scopes, panoramic landscapes, literary sources, historical research poems and theological texts.

 

Artist Bio / CV

 My interest in combining text and image emerged from  a long study of Medieval Books of Hours- where the energized partnership of pictures and writing  sat on the cusp of literacy. Books such as these sat at a tipping point where image ,which had once mattered as much as, if not more than text,  was being slowly replaced by the very act of literacy that these same books tasked.

I believe that now- in a screen dominated data stream, we find ourselves at an oddly similar moment, but reversed -as in a peculiar duet,  OUR text dependency is now leaning towards the subordinate slope as images, especially moving images control and define  information......It is a fascinating point in time for a visual artist.

 

I am currently a Visiting Artist faculty at Stony Brook SUNY. Past appointments; Princeton University, Dartmouth College, St Mary's College of Maryland, SUNY Stony Brook, Sweet Briar College, Louisiana State University and The University of New Mexico. 

My work is frequently shown in libraries and museums as well as commercial galleries. I like to set up exhibitions where 'reading' the work, slowly- on book racks and while seated at tables is possible. 

website : ellenwiener.com