Visiting-Artist Lecture: Ellen Driscoll

Untitled (detail), 2009, ink on paper
Image Credit: Ellen Driscoll
Archived Event:
Friday, February 28, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Auditorium 150

Ellen Driscoll's work encompasses sculpture, drawing, and public art installation. She has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bunting Institute at Harvard University, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Massachusetts Council on the Arts, the LEF Foundation, the Rhode Island Foundation, and Anonymous Was a Woman.

Driscoll's work is included in major public and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art's and the Whitney Museum of Art's. Currently, she is co-chair of studio arts with Judy Pfaff at Bard College.

Recent large-scale installations by Driscoll include:

  • Wraith for the Esther Massry Gallery, Albany, New York
  • Distant Mirrors for the Providence River
  • FastForwardFossil #2 at Smack Mellon
  • Revenant and Phantom Limb for Nippon Ginko, Hiroshima, Japan

Earlier works include:

  • The Loophole of Retreat at the Whitney Museum at Phillip Morris
  • As Above, So Below for Grand Central Terminal (a suite of twenty mosaic and glass images for the tunnels)
  • Catching the Drift, a restroom for the Smith College Museum of Art
  • Wingspun for the International Arrivals corridor at Raleigh Durham Airport

Driscoll on the Web: