Millcraft Holiday Sale 12/11-13

I'm jazzed to have a dozen small works up on view at the 11th annual Millcraft Holiday Sale in Providence. I will have these small works from my "thoughts" portfolio available for sale, and there's a ton of great work by artists working in all sorts of media as well!


THIRSTY presents: Millcraft Holiday Sale

532 kinsley ave, unit 104, providence

Opening Party: Friday, December 11, 6-10pm

Open Hours: Saturday and Sunday, December 12 & 13, 12-6pm

Featuring the work of 40 local artists

Work included at Pelham Art Center's Studio Cafe event 11/7/15

I was delighted to be able to contribute a piece of art to the Pelham Art Center's fundraiser event. The Studio Café provides a unique opportunity to purchase original artworks in their live and silent auctions.

Pelham Art Center
155 Fifth Avenue  Pelham, NY 10803



"If I’m a World Away #3," 2014-15 | Liquid watercolor, dye and graphite on paper | 9 x 9 inches
"If I’m a World Away #3," 2014-15 | Liquid watercolor, dye and graphite on paper | 9 x 9 inches

Open Studio this Saturday 11/7/15 at Nicholson File Building!

This Saturday, November 7, Nicholson File Building is having an open studio!


350 Kinsley Ave, Providence, RI 02903

Nicholson File Building: studio art space with over 20 local artists crafting the Providence, Rhode Island aesthetic.

David Allyn
Erik Bright
Sarah Clover
Katrina Ellis
Nidal Fakhouri
Alex Jacques
Chris Kane
Cynthia Lech
Steven Lubecki
Gordon Moss
Dan Neff
Greg Rebis
Asher Schofield
Maret Bondorew
Amanda Soule
Micah Thanhauser
Ryan Venghaus
Will Wells
Sam White
Laura Boyle
Fred Gorman
Stephanie Grant
Frankie Hughes

Cedilla lit mag release party Saturday, August 8th

I was lucky enough to be one of 10 invited artists to create 15 original covers for the newest edition of Çedilla. Each person who purchases a copy of Ç viii (v. 8.0) will have the ability to choose a book with an artist-designed cover. It was a fun project, which I decided to use liquid watercolor, dye and pen to execute. Here's the results:

There is a free, open to the public release party, presented by Spinoza Press, at Bar Matchless in Williamsburg, this Saturday, August 8th, from 3-6pm. Look at the cover art, listen to live music by matt gray and nathanael lay, hear readings from the journal and mingle with the people involved. Copies of the journal will be available for purchase. Here's the facebook event page:

Readings by: peter clavin, timothy cook, matt gray, erin anderson, keith olejniczak, anastasia korolkova, justin de senso, pete wilson, morgan persephone morningstar & jennifer seaman.

The other cover artists include: maureen mccourt, caitlin cook-wightman, heather gray, matt gray, cynthia hawkins, michael mccourt, marena mitchell, regina ruff, kerri ann ruhl, & brendan stewart.

Ç, or Cedilla (pronounced Sa-dee-ya), is an annual literary journal now in its 8th year. The covers of the eighth edition of the Cedilla journal features original artwork by 10 artists and will be on display. The pages are filled with stories, poems, and other writings by several authors who will be reading from the journal.

Work included in "TEEM" at GRIN, November 22 - January 10

I'm delighted to have been invited to show seven new mixed media works on paper with GRIN Gallery, for their exhibition, TEEM, on view at the gallery in Providence through January 10th. The show features the work of 35 artists, and is a collection of over 200 two dimensional works, plus several installation works.

The 200+ works included in the exhibition can be viewed in their online collection. GRIN will be hosting a closing reception for this 35 artist exhibition on Saturday, January 10th from 6-9PM, featuring live music, libations and discussions to celebrate the exemplary artists. GRIN is open Saturdays 12-5PM, by appointment or chance.


"Sadder Star, Garden Eyes" Installation at Dirt Palace in November

KatrinaEllis_DP_GardenInside_dtlI was delighted to be invited to create an installation for the Window Project Space at Dirt Palace, the all-female artist collective, in Olneyville Square, Providence. The installation was largely inspired by a Shane Jones quote, from his novel "Light Boxes:" “You never saw it, but there's a garden inside me.”  The installation also continues my experimentation with manipulated found object installation, comprised mostly of materials that would otherwise be deemed scraps or trash and discarded. It is the largest scale installation I have attempted so far at 23'5" x  7'5" x 4'.

Dirt Palace members have co-curated the Dirt Palace Storefront Window Gallery on a monthly basis for the past 14 years. Every day six thousand cars and a steady flow of foot traffic pass through this major intersection of Plainfield Street and Manton Avenue. The Dirt Palace Window Gallery faces the bustling intersection of Olneyville Square, and is free and open to the public 24 hours a day. This ongoing public art project has featured the work of variety of local, national, and international artists, community groups, and youth arts programing.

"Sadder Star, Garden Eyes" will be up through November 30th, 2014. See a flickr album of images taken of the installation here.

My work featured in Providence Phoenix's review of "SWELL"!

Super excited about Greg Cook's review of "SWELL," the group exhibition I'm included in currently at GRIN in Providence, which was published on January 15th in the print and online versions of the Providence Phoenix. Check out the article online here.

Apparition (If I'd realized it would be so fleeting)

I was lucky enough to get a full paragraph on my installation: "Katrina Ellis’s past works have included installations that look like critters hiding under afghans and fabric and lace pieces that look like mutant jewelry-doilies. Here Apparition (If I’d Realized It Would Be So Fleeting) is three bands of die-cut turquoise and green fabric held together by pins, plus some yarn and buttons to span part of the room. It creates a charming droopy pattern, like psychedelic inkblot spiderweb of chopped-up men’s ties."

I also have three works on paper in the flat files. "SWELL" continues at GRIN through March 1st. They are located at 60 Valley Street, in the Olneyville section of Providence.

SWELL at GRIN, Opens Jan. 11th!

I'm delighted to have been invited to create an installation for this exhibition at GRIN in Providence.  I will also have some works on paper in the show. The gallery opened last summer in the Olneyville Plant, and is really upping the ante on the contemporary arts scene in Providence!

The opening is January 11th, 12-9pm.  The show will run through March 1st, and is open by appointment.  They will also be hosting some pretty cool events centered around poetry, storytelling and performance, throughout the duration of the show.

Pictures of installation to be posted soon!

"Ransom" at Wayfarers, Opens Nov. 9th

I'm participating in this playful exhibition in Brooklyn, at this cool member-run gallery Wayfarers, located at 1109 Dekalb Ave. in Bed-Stuy.

The show features over 300 artists, who were each assigned a word, with the instructions of creating a work of art featuring their word. The resulting collaboration of works will be combined on the wall for viewers to read. This "ransom note," based on a true story of a kidnapped plant, will also feature works by my friends Kristen Rego and Maureen McCourt, among others!  My word was "more" and I'm really happy with how it turned out. An art assignment was fun for a change!

The show is on view from November 9th - December 8th.  Check for more info.

NURTUREart Benefit on 10/28

I was delighted to find out that my piece, "Reach the Sky (Eclipse)," was chosen for inclusion in NURTUREart's annual exhibition benefit, taking place this year at Bernarducci Meisel Gallery in midtown (37 W. 57th St. NYC) on Monday, October 28th, 5-9pm.  NURTUREart had over 600 submissions for artwork donations, but narrowed them down to 260 works for the show, and I'm glad to be one of them!

Tickets for the event are on the pricey side, but it's a benefit for an awesome non-profit space that needs funds to continue their programming.  And, with the purchase of an upper level ticket, you are able to go home with an original artwork!  So if you can spare the money, you should attend.   Although I've never officially participated in a show at their Brooklyn space, I've always admired their mission and the way they run their non-profit exhibition space and programming.  It's super cool that they support both emerging  artists and curators.

Additional benefit and ticket information information can be found at their website: