Katrina Ellis makes work that explores connections–to each other and to the natural world, but also within oneself. Drawing from her emotional memory, Katrina utilizes ornament and pattern to create dreamlike works that address themes of longing, alienation, and mortality, while concurrently celebrating the wonder of the world surrounding us. 


As an imaginative only-child in a small central New York town, Katrina Ellis grew up grasping for magic in the everyday. She received a BFA in painting from Pratt Institute and called Brooklyn home for twelve years, before moving to Providence, RI in 2013. Katrina has created numerous site-specific installations and her work has been included in exhibitions in New York and throughout the New England area. The ocean both inspires her and competes for her time in the summers.