Ellen Altfest  (American, 1971) 


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Ellen Altfest Biography
1970   Born, New York
1993   Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
1997   Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
2002   Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
  Currently lives and works in New York
  2006 Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
  2006 Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award, Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
  2004-5 Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, New York, NY
  2004 Dorland Mountain Art Center, Temecula, California
  1999-2000 The Fine Arts Work Center, Fellowship, Provincetown, MA
  1997 Angel Grant, Full Scholarship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
  Curatorial Projects
  2006 Men, I-20 Gallery, New York, NY
  2004 Something and Nothing, Champion Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
  2003 Human Nature, Red Dot, New York, NY
  2001 All American, Bellwether, Brooklyn, NY
Selected Exhibitions
2010   The Leg, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas (solo)
2009   ON FROM HERE, Guild and Greyshkul, New York, NY
2007   Paintings, White Cube Hoxton Square, London, England (solo)
2006   USA TODAY, organized by the Saatchi Gallery, The Royal Academy of Arts, London, England
2006   Dynasty, Gallery MC, New York, NY (curated by Christopher Ho and Omar Lopez Chahoud)
2006   Men, curated by Ellen Altfest, I-20 Gallery, New York, NY
2005   2nd Annual Watercolor Exhibition (The General’s Jamboree), Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY
2005   Still Lives, December, Bellwether, New York, NY (solo)
2004   Where are we going, where do we come from?, Champion Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Katherine Bernhardt)
2004   Grotto, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, NY
2004   Hello Chelsea, Bellwether, New York, NY
2003   You, Royal Modern, New York, NY
2002   Painting as Paradox, Artists’ Space, New York, NY
2002   Rocks and Trees, Bellwether, Brooklyn, NY (solo)
2001   The Brewster Project, Brewster, NY
2001   In the Landscape, Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY
2000   @ The Artist’s Studio, P.P.O.W., Sothebys.com, New York, NY
2000   Three Artists, Bellwether, Brooklyn, NY
2000   The Drawing Show, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA (curated by Ellen Gallagher)
2000   Emerging Artists, Provincetown Museum, Provincetown, MA
1999   Open Road, Joyce Goldstein Gallery, New York, NY
1998   May 17, 1998, Cornish Estate, Cold Spring, NY
1997   Scapers, Red Mill Gallery, Johnson, VT