Ellen Mueller


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Ellen Mueller (she/her) has exhibited nationally and internationally as an interdisciplinary artist exploring issues related to capitalism with particular focus on the environment, workplace culture, and adornment.

Mueller has received grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and Puffin Foundation. Artist residencies include Ucross Foundation, Santa Fe Art InstituteNes Artist Residency in Iceland, Ox-Bow, Signal CulturePlaya Fellowship Artist Residency, and Künstlerhaus Lukas in Germany (full scholarship).

Mueller has published four textbooks:  Elements and Principles of 4D Art and Design (2016, Oxford University Press),  Remixing and Drawing: Sources, Influences, Styles (2018, Routledge Focus), Some Social Practice (2020, Creative Commons), and Walking as Artistic Practice (2023, SUNY Press). She also founded the CAA Conversations Podcast in 2017.

Mueller is Director of Programs at Arts Midwest. Previously she has been a member of the faculty at Minneapolis College of Art and Design [MCAD], UMass Dartmouth, West Virginia Wesleyan College, and Colorado State University-Pueblo. She received her MFA in Studio Art from University of South Florida. She completed a BA in Theatre and Art, and a BS in Design Technology from Bemidji State University. Additionally, she has obtained performance training at Dell’Arte International and the Brave New Workshop.

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