Elly is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher, born in Philadelphia USA, raised on a peninsula on the Oslo fjord in Norway currently based between Oslo/ Boston. Through embodied research methods and technology, she makes performative works that seek to question, subvert and uncover alternatives to dominant behaviour and epistemic narratives in relation to environment and to the female body.Through an eco- feminist lens she re enchants, unearths and celebrates knowledge(s) found in interactions between body, ecology, matter, environmental cosmologies and the camera . Currently, Elly is involved in “The Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology” curatorial research project M/ Others and other Futures, exploring and confronting disregarded (his)stories, strenuous presents and speculative futures of the maternal in a more-than-human field with her piece “Ecology of Fallen Leaves”. As a 2018-2019 Tufts Institute of the Environment Research Fellow, she is currently researching the impact of large scale site specific works and their potential to animate landscapes (re)imagining/ contextualising relationships between humans and more than human life. In 2019 She is continuing her project Nordic Memory Epistemologies exploring Pre and post enlightenment pagan rituals and epistemologies in the Nordic Context filming and gathering materials in Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.



2019 Hennie Onstad Kunstsenter, Kunst Rett Vest, curated by Sverre Gullesen, Cathrine Rasmussen and Geir Yttervik, Oslo,NO (Forthcoming)

2019    M/ Others And Future Humans, Curatorial Research Project, Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, Copenhagen, DK

2019     Snow Shifting, Firenze Multimedia Festival, DIFRAZIONI – (sound, light, art, technology, neuroscience, nanotechnology, robotics), IT

2019     Environmental Tensions, Adelson Gallery, curated, Olivia Klawonn and Treina Santos, Harrison Ave, Boston, USA

2018     Performer in Cherry River, Mary Ellen Strom, Shane Doyle, Waterworks 2018, Missouri Headwaters State Park, Mountain Time Arts

2018     Performer in The Symphonic Body/ Water by Ann Carlson, Belgrade, Paradise Valley, Bozeman, Montana, Waterworks 2018, Mountain Time Arts

2018     River Rites, Solo Show, The Rialto Gallery, Bozeman, MT, USA

2018     River Rites, Alfond Auditorium, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

2018     Ecology of Fallen Leaves, Media Arts Annual, Museum of Fine Arts, Curated, Katherine Irving, Brittany Gravely, Andy London, Boston, MA, USA

2018     Emphatic Shapeshifting and the Imaginary, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA, USA

2018     Open Out Festival, Curated, Camilla Renate Nicolaisen, Marion Bouvier, Siri Mari Vitalis Larsen,Tromsø, NO

2018     Just Shed, Mission Hill Gallery, curated, Mary Ellen Strom, Boston, MA, USA

2018     CAA, College Art Association 2018, Media Lounge, Los Angeles, LA, USA 

2018     Sanctuary, Gallery 263, curated, Maria Molteni, Cambridge, MA, USA         

2018     nARTure: Re-shaping Eco-art, Tufts University Art Gallery, curated, Silvia Bottinelli, MA, USA

2017     Inhale, curated by Mary Ellen Strom, Mission Hill gallery, Boston, MA, USA

2017     Nasty Women, Laconia gallery, Harrison Ave, Boston, MA, USA

2017     Light in the Storm, Anderson Auditorium, Boston, MA, USA

2017     Juvenarte, Galleri Autonom, curated, Nico Widerberg, Nina Skarra, Hege Halse Spora Støyl, Hanne Krogh, Halvor Bakke, Oslo, NO

2017     Betwixt/ Between, Piano Craft Gallery, 793 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, USA       

2016     Karen Hillie Center for the Performing Arts, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, USA

2016     Craft Boston, Hynes Convention Center, Curated, Tanya Crane, Boston, MA, USA 

2016     Forgery, Mission Hill Gallery curated, Ethan Murrow, Boston MA, USA            

2016     In Flux, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma WA, USA                      

2016     Inspired by Munch and the Sea, curated by Allison Morehead, Scandinavian Center, Tacoma, WA, USA

2015     Dreamers Collection Exposure Awards, Louvre, Paris, FR


2018-19          Post Graduate Teaching Fellow, Video 1, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA 

2018-19          Graduate Environmental Research Fellow, “River Narratives”, Tufts Institute of the Environment, Tufts university, Medford MA, USA

2018               Provost travel grant, “River Rites” Exhibition and presentation at the Rialto, Mountain Time Arts, Bozeman, MT, USA

2018               Montague Research Travel Grant, Research; Pagan Earth Rituals/ theology, Iceland, SMFA at Tufts, USA

2017               Deans research Award, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston, USA

2016               Distinction in the Arts and Summa Cum Laude, In Flux, BFA Degree show,Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, USA

2015               Residency, New York Academy of Art, New York, USA

2014-15       Knudsens Family Endowed Scholarship, Nominated by art faculty, Granted by English department, Pacific Lutheran University, WA, USA

2014-15       Rieke Scholar, International Peer Advisor, Pacific Lutheran University, WA, USA

2012- 16       Norway American Foundation grant, Merit Grant, Pacific Lutheran University, Oslo. Norway 


2018-19        Teaching Fellow, Video 1, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, MA, USA 

2018                Teaching Assistant, Mary Ellen Strom, Video for Grads, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston, MA, USA 

2018                Curatorial Project,  MFA New Video Installations for Video for Grads, Mission Hill Gallery, Boston, MA, USA

2017                Teaching Assistant, Ethan Murrow, Drawing Now, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, Boston, MA, USA 

2018                Production Coordinator, Cherry River, Shane Doyle and Mary Ellen Strom, Produced by Mountain Time Arts

2018                Social Media Content Manager, Waterworks 2018, Mountain Time Arts, MT, USA

2018                Assistant Choreographer, Ann Carlson, The Symphonic Body/ Water, Bozeman Montana, MA, USA

2018                Editing Assistant, Mary Ellen Strom, Picture “Bayview Hunters Point produced by Sacco Dance Theather, San Francisco, CA, USA

2017                Gallery Assistant, School of the Museum of Fine Art at Tufts, Boston, MA

2015- 15       Teaching Assistant, Digital Photography and Lighting, Pacific Lutheran University, WA, USA


2019                FAI- AR member of IN SITU, European Platform for Artistic Creation in Public Space,  Image used in MOOC (digital course) dedicated to creation in public spaces as an illustration of the uncertainties of the weather when one performs in public (forthcoming) 

2018                Creative Capital, Image used to feature project and Creative Capital grantee Ann Carlson, NYC, USA

2018                 HYPERALLERGIC, Image used in article “Artist Reflect on Water Scarcity in a Gentrifying Montana Town”, NYC, USA

2018                 Wagner Foundation, Image used to illustrate new Incubator Grant, Boston, USA

2018                 Visionary Ideas in the Arts (VIA art fund), 2018, NYC, Image used to illustrate The Symphonic Body/ Water project, NYC, USA


Oslo, Norway

Seattle, Washington

Boston, MA

New York