Fellow: Awarded 2016
Field of Study: Fine Arts
Competition: US & Canada
Ellen Harvey is a British-born artist, living and working in Brooklyn. She is a graduate of Harvard College, Yale Law School and the Whitney Independent Study Program.
Harvey has exhibited extensively in the U.S. and internationally and was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial. Solo exhibitions include Metal Painting, at the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, The Unloved at the Groeninge Museum, Bruges, Belgium, The Alien’s Guide to the Ruins of Washington DC at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, The Nudist Museum at the Bass Museum, Miami Beach, FL, Ruins are More Beautiful at the Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland, Mirror at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art and A Whitney for the Whitney at Philip Morris at the Whitney Museum at Altria.
She has completed numerous commissions, including Arcadia for the opening exhibition of the Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK and permanent installations for New York Percent For Art, New York Arts in Transit, the Chicago Transit Authority, the Flemish National Architect and for the Federal Art in Architecture program, among others. She is currently working on a permanent commission for the renovation of the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Her book, The New York Beautification Project, was published by Gregory R. Miller & Co. in 2005 and she has been the subject of several books including Ellen Harvey: Mirror published by the Pennsylvania Academy in 2006 and Ellen Harvey: The Unloved published by Hannibal Publishing in 2014. A new comprehensive monograph, Ellen Harvey: Museum of Failure, was published by Gregory R. Miller & Co. in 2015.
Ellen Harvey is represented by Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, Meessen de Clerq, Brussels and Galerie Gebruder Lehmann, Berlin / Dresden.
Photograph credit: Etienne Frossard. 2014.
Sister: Matthea Harvey, Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry, 2017