May 12-19: Ellen Nielsen

Ellen Nielsen had a solo show in the Plaines Project Gallery in mid May. The show included photos, drawings, sculpture, and an animation.

Ellen Nielsen is an interdisciplinary artist whose work includes sculpture, photography, performance, and video. She received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008 and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. Characterized by absurd humor and uncanny visual transformations, Nielsen’s diverse body of work explores the conventions of kitsch, femininity, and artificial nature. She lives and works in Chicago.

Read about the studio visit that we recently had with Ellen, talking about her work and her plans for the show, written by Alex de Leon!