Ellen Wetmore is a multi-media artist who is busy conquering motherhood, the humor and horror of aging, and an overwhelming number of bright, promising students. Her current artwork examines the perks of motherhood; ancient Roman photorealistic paintings, how many party balloons it would really take to lift a body off the ground, and how to tune a radio with plants. Past work has included a talking carpet, big bugs, and mutant vegetables. Wetmore’s video projects have been featured in screenings at the Sandwell Arts Trust in the West Midlands, UK, Ciné Lumière in London, the Decordova Museum in Lincoln, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, in Novi Sad, Serbia, and the Armenian Center For Contemporary Experimental Art. Her work is in the collections of the Boston MFA and the Polish National Audio Visual Institute. She is a 2012 School of the Museum of Fine Arts Traveling Fellow and a summer 2015 Visiting Artist at the American Academy of Rome. She lives in Groton, Massachusetts and is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.