BIOGRAPHY and Resume   Book and Documentary in progress 

Loren Elizabeth Ellis was born in New York, and grew up in Florida, then moved back to New York to follow her artistic dream. Loren has been a professional artist for the past thirty  years. Her advanced study in Florence, Italy as well as drawing, photographing and traveling throughout Europe, defined her truly unique style.

Her romantic spirit was at home while living in Florence and studying art from the Renaissance period. The year Loren finished graduate school with a Master of Fine Art degree from Florida State University; she was awarded a fellowship from the Fine Arts Council of Florida. The Florida State Capitol purchased one of her murals the same year. "Photographs and Thoughts," is a book of her early photography and poetry Loren designed and published in Graduate School while attending Florida State University. Visit the Vintage Section of the web site to see a few photographs from the book. The Museum of Modern Art and The New York Public Library and many private collectors have purchased the book.

Her first award was in 6th grade where she won first place for a drawing. Loren also had her first solo exhibit in 6th grade of 12 drawings, with color pencils, of antique lamps done in colored pencil. The exhibit led to her first commission: designing the hallway bulletin boards for the remainder of the year.
Although Loren’s interest in art began with drawing and painting, after taking a photography class in college, she fused the media together to reach a unique style. She terms her style as 'photographic painting,’ because each work is one- of- a- kind.

Loren Ellis, M.F.A. has received many awards and grants for her work. Loren continues to be interviewed on local and national television and has lectured about her work to many art centers, and organizations. Her unique photographic paintings are in many private and corporate collections including The Museum of Modern Art, Kodak, The New York Public Library, The Florida State Capitol, The New York Historical Society, Tampa Electric Company, Environmental Defense Fund.
Curators from the Museum of Modern Art, The Smithsonian, and The Walker Art Center among others have selected her work for exhibitions. Critically praised, her art appears in leading private and corporate collections throughout the U.S., England, Poland, France, Peru, India and Switzerland.

Her ability to exemplify a concept within a creative design has made her successful in creating private and corporate commissions of virtually any subject from dance for the Joyce Theatre in NYC, to space and aeronautics, to orthodontics, to the NY Yankees. Visit the Sports Section to see her NY Yankee licensed photographic paintings, golf, sailing and other sports. Visit the Advertising Section to see selections of her set design, music, dance and corporate advertisements. Loren finds making art of any subject challenging.

She feels the art should be executed well and the message conveyed creatively is utmost important and precedes the importance of the subject. Loren is very prolific, and has a huge body of work covering many subjects in various sizes. “A Tiny Voice” is a 30-minute video documentary Loren has made of a 100-year-old Jewish, Hungarian-born artist/photographer, Paula Wright. The purpose of the video is to express that it is not important to be rich and famous but to work hard, follow your passion, and live the American Dream, like Paula did. Visit the Portraits/Video section to learn more about the video documentary.

Loren has taught at Parsons School of Design, University of South Florida, Columbia Preparatory School, a workshop at Fashion Institute of Technology, and many others. Because of Loren’s belief in the importance of the arts in our lives, combined with her sensitivity to care for other artists, in May 5th, 2000, she founded a not for profit, tax exempt organization, Art for Healing, Inc. Art for Healing NYC org. Mission: bridges the gap to help visual and performing artists share the healing power of their art with our community. T “When one is healed spiritually, one is healed mentally and physically.”

Visit Art for Healing NYC Int'l org.   web site  www.ArtforHealingNYC..org   (also about the 9/11 NYC Peace and courage arts book multimedia ongoing free events at your location)

Loren Ellis continues as Director of Art for Healing NYC Int'l Org. now 17 years old!  Loren is presently creating new art, writing poetry, lecturing about her work, exhibiting, and using her teaching skills by offering supportive help to artists and other arts programs to the community, thus sharing the mission of Art for Healing NYC org. with all. “A Tiny Voice” her video documentary, is finally finished! Visit the video section of the web site to read more and view the trailer.

Book and Documentary in progress. "Essence of An artist" the art and life of Loren Ellis- follow your dream....

Young European filmmakers approached Loren to create another book and documentary about Loren's  art, poetry and life.

Essence of An Artist

The Art and Life of Loren Ellis 

Follow your Dream...


 Solo Exhibitions

2010   Garibaldi-Meucci Museum  Staten Island , N.Y.
2009   Guest artist SoHo Photography Gallery NYC
2008 Spiritual Path Holistic Center Staten Island NY sponsored by grant.
2006New York Public Library Columbus Branch Manhattan & lecture
2005 City of Tampa Arts & Culture Public Art County Center
2003-4 Galerie Bridge und Art Braunschweig Gliesmaroderstr. Germany
2003 Chashama Org. Gallery Times Square NYC
2002 9/11 works & poetry, 13 Muse Museum Szczecin, Poland, review
2002 World Trade Center 9/11 works in Szcecin, Poland
2001 Off the Rock Gallery Sag Harbor, the Hamptons, N.Y.
1998 Snug Harbor Cultural Ct. Staten Island Wonderland Follies Dance Ballet
1995 Gallery Siredo SoHo, NYC
1995 Ukrainian Institute of America NYC Chornobyl disaster/Ecology
1993 Cornelia St Performance and show Space Greenwich Village, NYC
1991 Lotus Club of NYC
1987 M. Ingbar Gallery, NYC
1979 Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, California
1993 Educational Testing Service ETS, Ecology mural Series Princeton, NJ


Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 South Crafts Guild Bridgehampton NY
2012 Ryan Chelsea Medical Center Manhattan, NY
2009Snug Harbor Cultural Center Newberger Gallery juried. Staten Island
2007 United Nations Latin Workshop Society on Epiphany
2006 Art Gotham Chelsea NYC NYC Skyline Exhibition
2006 M. Novak Gallery Long Island City, New York
2005 Museo Regional de Michoacan, Morelia, Mexico
2005 Great Neck Art Center, NY curator & exhibiting, funded by


NY Council for the Arts, catalogue funded by Art for Healing NYC

2004 The Cultural Center for Art and Science Warsaw, Poland
2003 Columbia University Antiwar exhibit, also in India
2003 Muzeum Historii Fotografii w Krakowie Poland 12 in catalogue of 46 in
2003 Monique Goldstrom Gallery SoHo NYC Photo/Video
2002 “ Ground Zero” Detroit Museum of New Art Detroit, MI
2002 Museum of Modern Art exhibition of photography of NYC after 9/11
2002 “World Photographers” and book Szczecin, Poland
2001 “Reaction” WTC 9/11 works sponsored by Nutrureart org. only one reviewed.
1999 Earth Day Society United Nations for Earth Day Unicef NYC
1999 Guinea Mission to the UN
1999 National Arts Club P.A.I. juried exhibit NYC
1998 Synchronicity Space Gallery SoHO NYC juried exhibit
1998 Museum of Modern Art volunteers juried exhibit in MoMA office spaces
1997 The Barge Museum Brooklyn, N.Y.
1993 ETS Testing Services, Ecology Convention Hall, Princeton, N.J.
1984 Tampa Museum Tampa, Fl
1982 Barbara Gillman Gallery “Summer Show” mixed media Miami, Fl.
1981 Lock Haven Art Center “Museums Choice” Orlando, Fl.
1981 Photo Exchange II “Essence” New Orleans, La.
1980 Light Image Photography Gallery, Winter Park, Fl
1979 Polk County Museum, Lakeland, Fl Mizner Looks at the Orient
1974 Lowe Art Museum, U. of Miami, Miami,Fl


Corporate and Museum Collections

2006 Musem of Photographie in Krakow Poland 4 photo-paintings
2005 Santa Barbara Museum of Art Santa Barbara, California
2005 Park Avenue Bank, New York, N.Y.
2005 Muse Museum Szczecin, Poland
2001 Woodstock Center of Photo housed at the Samuel Dorsky Museum
1999 Museum of Modern Art purchased my book Photographs and Thoughts
1998 New York Public Library purchased my book Photographs and Thoughts 1998 New York Historical Society New York, N.Y.
1998 Brooklyn Museum of Art
1999 Woodstock Center of Photography 1992 Environmental Defense Fund National Headquarters
1994 SoHo Cast Iron Preservation Society NYC
1990 Marubeni America Corporation NYC 1989 Eastman Kodak
1979 Florida House of Representatives, The Capitol, Tallahassee, Fl
2001 Woodstock Center of Photo, at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
2000 Peninsula Hotel, New York
1999 Museum of Modern Art purchased my book Photographs and Thoughts
1999 Museum of the City of New York NYC images in library
1998 New York Public Library purchased my book Photographs and Thoughts and Looking Up New York art
1998 New York Historical Society New York, N.Y.
1998 Brooklyn Museum of Art
1994 SoHo Cast Iron Preservation Society NYC
1994 Woodstock Center of Photography
1992 Environmental Defense Fund National Headquarters
1990 Marubeni America Corporation NYC
1989 Eastman Kodak
1979 Florida House of Representatives, The Capitol, Tallahassee, Fl


Selected Commissions mostly Murals or Mural Series

1998 New York Yankees mural for VP of the Yankees
1993-94 Joyce Theatre, calendar art work for ‘93/94 season NYC
1993 Mural commission for the cancer center in Rajasthan, India
1988 Tampa Electric Co. 3 panel mural series for new computer building
1983 Johnson & Johnson 3 panel mural series of history of company
1982 Lee County Electric Co. History of Ft. Myers, Fl
1982 Hillsborough County Parks Dept. 2 murals
1981 Linick and Associates, Space and Aeronautics 3 panel mural series
1980 Tampa Growing, Tampa, Fl. 5 panel mural series


Grants, Awards and some Reviews

2008 Council of the Arts and Humanities of Staten Island with public funding  from The New York Dept. of Cultural Affairs
2006 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council of NYC grant for 9/11 book project
2005 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council of New York grant
2005 New Arts Program TV Kurtztown, PA panel interview
1999 Talent in Motion Magazine Best Artist Award 1998 Artist residency at Centrum Port Townsend, WA 1995 Puffin Foundation for my ecology series
1993 Southern Arts Federation Grant, Finalist 1990 Arts Council of Tampa/Hillsborough County for multiple series
1982 Tampa Museum juried exhibition and merit award
1982 Coca Cola Bottling Co. National Competition, Elizabeth, Kentucky
1981 Tampa Times full double page color review by arts writer Robert Martin
1981 Office Guide to Tampa Bay review of Tampa Mural 6’x20’ series
1977 Fellowship from the Fine Arts Council of Florida
1977 Graduate Fellowship, Florida State University



Professional and Community Activities (Edited)

2012 9/11 book readings at Fountain Gallery, Staten Island Museum, W. Hampton Library NY
2012 Star Award Art for Healing NYC Org. WNYC and WQXR NYC radio achievement in the arts
2011 9/11 book published of poetry, art, photos, prose Art for Healing NYC.
2010 Art for Healing NYC Org. 10th Anniversary celebration invited by Ryan Chelsea Medical Center Gala at Sheriden Hotel Broadway NYC
2007Video Documentary“ A Tiny Voice”  a 100-year-old Hungarian artist
2005-07 Poetry/prose/art book on 9/11/01 sponsored by Art for Healing NYC
2000 Founder of Art for Healing NYC Org. www.ArtforHealingNYC.org
2007 Judge for Photographers of America exhibition
2005 New Arts Program TV Kurtztown, PA guest/ Art for Healing &my work
2005 Art of Healing Conference Kutztown U. lectured about Art for Healing Org.
2002 Video Documentary “ A Tiny Voice” a 100-year-old
1999 Fashion Institute of Photography lectured about my work and workshop 1997-99Art/Life in limited edition books at the Guggenheim and MoMa Museum bookstores etc. 1997 Professional Women Photographers lectured about my work 1997 Alice Austin Museum, Staten Island, NY slide presentation of my work. 1996 Viscom, Jacob Javits Center NYC teaching Photomontage seminar 1993 Lecture at ETS at my ecology exhibition in Princeton, N.J. 1989 Joe Franklin Show, T.V. Guest Artist,1977 Shelia Stewart Talk Show, Tampa Fl. Solo guest artist Education
1977 Masters of Fine Art, Florida State University thesis Murals
1974 Bachelors of Art University of South Florida Tampa, Fl.


Teaching

2000- present Offering workshops through the Art for Healing NYC Int'l Organization to artists, children and the elderly.
1987-92 Parsons School of Design
1986-92 Columbia Preparatory School
1974-77 University of South Florida
1978 Hillsborough Community College
1978 Pasco-Hernando Community College