EK Bio

E L L E N K O M E N T

ELLEN KOMENT
Santa Fe, New Mexico
2015

PUBLICATIONS
"Encaustic in the 21st century", paintings and article, Ashley Rooney, Pub: 2016
"Contemporary Art of the Southwest", Ashley Rooney 2014
“Encaustic Works 2011”, ed, Joanne Mattera
“Contemporary Paper and Encaustic”, Catherine Nash
Architectural Digest, Oct 2011, Painting in the Davis home, Santa Fe
New Mexico Magazine Oct 2011, about EK encaustic workshops
"Art and Letters, Love and Desires", Ellen Koment and Jack Leissring

REVIEWS
Pasatiempo, New Mexican, April 2014
Pasatiempo, New Mexican, February 1996
Painting for Katy "Bird" Magnunsen, Artweek, Jan 1993
Landscapes, Press Democrat, 1990Four Artists, Oakland Tribune, 1985
New Painters at San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA 1966

EVENTS:
R&F Encaustics “Artist of the Month”, March 2010
ATOA Panel Moderator, NYC, Oct 2009, “Encaustic Today”
International Encaustic Conference, presenter, 2011, 2013
Montserrat Encaustic Conference Presenter: June 2010: “Working Large”

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITS

Karan Ruhlen Gallery, 2014
Box Gallery, Santa Fe, July, 2010
Box Gallery, Santa Fe, 2008
Waxlander Gallery, Santa Fe, 2005
Waxlander Gallery, Santa Fe, 2004
Helix Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 2000
Ebert Gallery, San Francisco, 1997,
Ebert Gallery, San Francisco, 1995
Cynthia Woody Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 1997
Ebert Gallery, San Francisco, California 1995
Vita Gallery, Portland, Oregon 1994
Shapiro Jameson Gallery, San Francisco, California 1991
Pheonix College Art Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona1991
J. Noblett Gallery, Sonoma, California 1990, 1988, 1987
Clatsop College Gallery, Astoria, Oregon 1987
Piper Sonoma, Healdsburg, California 1986
Solano College Gallery, Fairfield, California 1984
The Annex Gallery, Santa Rosa, California 1983

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Karan Ruhlen Gallery, 2013
“Waxworks”, Portland, OR 2011
Zane Bennett Contemporary, encaustics 2009
Originals 2007, Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM ENCAUSTIC
Waxlander Gallery 2001, 2002
Women Artists of New Mexico, National Museum of Women in the Arts, @ Lewallen
Gallery, Santa Fe, 1999, ENCAUSTIC
Cup Show, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 1999, ENCAUSTIC
Moxley/Ross Naranjo Santa Fe, NM 1998
Santa Fe International Academy of Art, 1997
Animals, Waxlander Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico 1996
Fenix Gallery, Taos, New Mexico 1995
Annual Exhibit, The Oregon Arts Council, Salem, Oregon 1993
Introductions, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, California 1992
Opening/Closing, Artspace, Los Angeles, California 1991
Balance Brought Forward, Artspace, Los Angeles, California 1991
Arts 1990,
California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, California 1990Arts 1989,
California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, California 1989
Painting Invitational, Bowery Gallery, New York City, New York 1988
Four Artists, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California 1988
The San Francisco Arts Festival Juried Exhibit, San Francisco, California 1984
Juried Exhibition, The Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California 1969
New Painters, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA 1967

AWARDS AND COMMISSIONS

2011 Krause Residence, Trump Tower NYC
1998 Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Assistance Grant
1997 Creative Work Grant, University of New Mexico(for encaustic )
1994 Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Residency Grant
1991 Sonoma County Visual Artist's Grant (NEA)
1986 Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Residency Grant
1983 McDonald Mansion, Stained Glass Commision
Helen Wurlitzer Foundation Residency Grant

EDUCATION:
M.A. Painting, UC Berkeley, 1983
BFA Cooper Union Art School, New York City
High School of Music and Art, NYC

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Santa Fe Community College
University of New Mexico
Santa Rosa Junior College
PRIVATE ENCAUSTIC WORKSHOPS: 1994-present