BIO

Elly is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher, born in Philadelphia USA, raised on a peninsula on the Oslo fjord in Norway. 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 the environment and to the female body. Using an eco- feminist lens she investigates, unearths and celebrates knowledge(s) found in interactions between body, ecology, matter, environmental cosmologies and the camera . Recent screenings, exhibitions and performance work include The Boston Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, USA), The Rialto (Bozeman, MT), Open Out festival (Tromsø, NO), Gallery Autonom (Oslo/NO), Mountain Time Arts (Bozeman, MT), LA Convention center (LA, USA). Current and upcoming exhibitions include Adelson Gallery (Boston,MA) and Difrazioni Multimedia Festival (Firenze, Italy) . Elly is the recipient of a 2018-2019 post graduate teaching fellowship at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts and a 2018-2019 Tufts Institute of the Environment Graduate Research Fellowship. She is currently based between Boston/ New York, USA and Oslo,Norway.

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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS

2019     DIFRAZIONI – Firenze Multimedia Festival 2019 (sound, light, art, technology, neuroscience, nanotechnology, robotics), Firenze, Italy (Forthcoming) 

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

2018     River Rites, Solo Show, The Rialto, Bozeman, Montana, USA

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

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

2018     Emphatic Shapeshifting and the Imaginary, MFA Thesis show, Lane Hall, Medford, MA

2018     Open Out Festival, Curated, Camilla Renate Nicolaisen, Marion Bouvier, Siri Mari Vitalis Larsen,Tromsø, Norway

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

2018     College Art Association 2018 Conference, Screening, Media Lounge, Los Angeles, LA, USA 

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

2018     nARTure: Re-shaping Eco-art, Slater Concourse, 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, Norway

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, 

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, BFA thesis show, 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, France

PERFORMANCE FOR SITESPESIFIC PUBLIC ART

2018     Performer, “Cherry River, Where the Rivers Mix”by Mary Ellen Strom and Shane Doyle, Waterworks 2018, Missouri Headwaters State Park, Mountain Time Arts

2018     Dancer, “The Symphonic Body/ Water” by Anne Carlson, Belgrade, Paradise Valley, Bozeman, Montana, Waterworks 2018, Produced by Mountain Time Arts

ONGOING ARTISTIC RESEARCH

2018-    M/ Others, Curatorial Research Project, Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, Copenhagen, DK

2018-2019 River Narratives, Tufts Institute of the Environment Research Fellowship, Boston, MA; USA

SELECTED AWARDS AND GRANTS

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, For Research in Iceland, School of the Museum of Fine Arts 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                Summer Undergraduate Residency program, Awarded, 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, Tuition scholarship for BFA studies, Pacific Lutheran University, Oslo. Norway 

TEACHING AND ART PRODUCTION WORK

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                Second interviewer, potential MFA student day, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, MA, USA

2017                Tour Guide, Potential MFA students day, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, MA, USA

2018                Production Coordinator, Cherry River, Where the Rivers Mix by Shane Doyle and Mary Ellen Strom, Produced by Mountain Time Arts, Bozeman, MT, USA

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

SELECTED PHOTO AND VIDEO WORK

2018                 Indigenous Knowledges and Sustainable Pasts/ Futures, Residency and Panel, Organized by Center for Art, Design and Social Research (Boston) in collaboration

with Mountain Time Arts, Bozeman, MT, USA

2018                 Performance documentation for The Symphonic Body/ Water by artist and choreographer Ann Carlson, Belgrade and Paradise Valley, MT, USA.

                 Images used and distributed by following art organizations: 

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”, Melissa Ragain, (August 17, 2018), 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