Ellen Mueller

Toned down/Tuned up at Arts Monongahela

by Ellen Mueller on June 3, 2017, no comments

Mueller Cahn promo image

Works by Mueller and Cahn

Join us at Arts Monongahela on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 6-8pm for Toned down/Tuned up, featuring the work of Morgan Cahn and myself.

A little bit about the show: Morgan and I met at a one-month artist residency at Vermont Studio Center in May 2011. Over the years, we have stayed in touch, working on long-distance collaborative projects a number of times. In this collection of work, while we are working in wildly different conceptual directions, we have found commonalities in color palette.

Arts Monongahela
201 High St, Suite 3, Morgantown, WV 26505
Hours:  Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday by appointment
Phone: 304-291-6720 | Fax: 304-225-4287
email: executive@artsmon.org

Teaching Social Practice Event

by Ellen Mueller on May 23, 2017, no comments


Remember that awesome regional event I held in 2016 on 4D foundations? Well, I’m putting together something similar…

For this October, I’m planning a free 1-day event/conference focused on teaching social practice. It will be located at UMass Dartmouth, and I’m surveying people to set the exact date and content.

Please spread the word! I’ve targeted people in Massachusetts / Rhode Island / Connecticut, but anyone is welcome.

Also, there are 3 travel stipends available for part-time instructors and/or grad students… read more at the link:

Spring Semester 2017 Re-Cap

by Ellen Mueller on April 30, 2017, no comments

3D Design Class Spring 2017

The semester went really well! In 3D Design we focused on moldmaking/casting, 3D printing, woodworking/sewing, inflatables (pictured above). In Drawing II/Adv Drawing we focused on copying/synthesizing/morphing, as well as figure drawing and color (pictured below).

Hannah Schoolcraft

Copy stage of the Copy/Synth/Morph assignment

In Video Art we went on a field trip to DC to see the Bill Viola exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery, in addition to making a bunch of videos (pictured below).

DC field trip spring 2017

Photo Credit: Jada Bisset and Rachel Griffith

Moving to U Mass Dartmouth

by Ellen Mueller on April 27, 2017, no comments

Star Store Campus - downtown New Bedford. Many of the spacious, well-lit studio facilities offer stunning views of the New Bedford Historical National Park and Atlantic Ocean.

Star Store Campus – downtown New Bedford. Many of the studio facilities offer views of the New Bedford Historical National Park and Atlantic Ocean.

I’m excited to announce, I’ve landed a job at U Mass Dartmouth as a full time lecturer of studio art/social practice! For those unfamiliar with the field, social practice focuses on social engagement and collaboration with individuals, communities, and institutions as a form of participatory art. I’ll be moving over the summer, and will start teaching in the fall.


College of Visual & Performing Arts – main campus building