Buckhannon, West Virginia, USA
Ellen Mueller has exhibited nationally and internationally as an interdisciplinary artist exploring the everyday challenge of living with hyperactive news media and corporate management systems. She creates experiences that engage with social and political issues through imagery, performance, and installation.
Recent exhibitions include Americana at The Soap Factory in Minneapolis MN and Arrest Me at Punch Gallery in Seattle WA. Artist residencies include Vermont Studio Center, Ucross Foundation, Santa Fe Art Institute, Nes Artist Residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland, Virginia Center for Creative Art where she was a Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (May 2015), and Ox-Bow (Fall 2015).
Mueller was raised in Fargo, ND and currently lives and works in Buckhannon WV as an Assistant Professor of Art at West Virginia Wesleyan College. She received her MFA in Studio Art from University of South Florida, as well as a BA in Theatre and Art, and a BS in Design Technology from Bemidji State University. Additionally, she has obtained training at Dell’Arte International and the Brave New Institute (now known as the Brave New Workshop Student Union).
Mueller is currently under contract with Oxford University Press to publish a foundational art textbook entitled Elements and Principles of 4D Art and Design, due out January 2016.