University of New Mexico Department of Art and Art History
University of Wisconsin, Madison WI
Photo Associations & Memberships:
Society for Photographic Education (SPE)
About Ellen Garvens
Garvens received a B.S. in Art at the University of Wisconsin and a MFA from the University of New Mexico. She has received a Fulbright–Hayes Scholarship, National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowship Grant, and an Artist Trust /Washington State Fellowship. Her work has been reviewed in Arts Magazine, Art on Paper, Sculpture Magazine, The Village Voice, New Art Examiner, New York Times, Creative Camera London, and San Francisco Camerawork. The January 2009 Issue of "Contact Sheet," published by Light Work Galley in Syracuse, NY is dedicated to her work. She is currently an Artist in Residence at I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Renaissance Studies in Florence Italy.
Ellen is a Professor of Art at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is married to artist Jim Phalen and has two grown children. Her works have combined photography with drawing, sculpture and installation in a variety of ways.