Lift Away | Mixed Media on Paper | 12" x 24" | 2013
Dangle | Mixed Media on Paper | 12" x 12" | 2013
Artist Statement: My recent works focus on narrative as a means of understanding multiple facets of individual identity, both public and private. Recurrent visual themes include corporate management structures, cult dynamics, and Sisyphean tasks. These works contain a strong sense of absurdity, which I reinforce by performing as the physical model for all the humans in the series.
Ellen Mueller has exhibited nationally and internationally as an interdisciplinary artist exploring the shared, everyday challenge of resisting change and maintaining control. She creates experiences that engage the cultural conscience of the audience, while also addressing social and political issues. Recent exhibitions include: Stellar at Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis, MN; Arrest Me at Punch Gallery in Seattle, WA; and In a Land Far Away in Dublin, Ireland. Recent artist residencies include: Vermont Studio Center, Ucross Foundation, Santa Fe Art Institute, and NES Artist Residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland (June-July ’13).