Ellen Mueller

Tool Book Project Volume III: Work Book

by Ellen Mueller on October 10, 2019, no comments


Launch Party + Panel Discussion:
October 24, 2019, 6pm-8pm
80 White Street, 2nd Floor, NYC

The Tool Book Project announces the publication of WorkBook, a risograph magazine featuring 18 artists and collaborative teams and a series of online artist features whose work addresses labor, leisure and it’s cultural intersections with art production.

The Tool Book Project was conceived of in the wake of the 2016 US presidential election as a way to connect and provide a platform for artists, writers and cultural producers and to raise funds for social and environmental justice groups that are made vulnerable under this administration. Now, three years in, Work Book, the third volume of The Tool Book Project, considers the future of institutional critique, direct social action, how our daily labor and leisure intersect with the ways we relate, resist, and create, and what can we glean from revisiting past Art and Labor movements.

Featured Print Artists:  @jimarendt, @runawayaricoco, @kristina_bivona, @chinenaimi, #SusanBriante, #AshaCanalos + Jeanette Hart-Mann, #SarawutChutiwongpeti, @ginamgoico @katarinajerinic + @hotfruitcompote, @mattkushan, @gmangoni, @lanzetta_studio, @jaimesmayhew + @mx._minx, @ellenmmueller, @mr_revelle, @thestrycker, @chantal_zakari

Featured Online Artists: @parastooahovan, @angelopouloselaine, @mharthurs, @kyle_cottier, @craftsmanship_podcast + @hgsalmon, @elissaecker, @inmmezzure, @alexhammondstudio @pammohanson, @luli_la_la, @chriskojzar, @bridgetmoreenleslie, @decarlologan, @katrinamajkut, @stevemantinaos @gabriellemertz, @_shaynamiller, @adamniklewicz, @mitchknowa @david_packer_546, @asaintclair @janicesloane, @we_are_tanga, @aaronwilderart

Designed+ Edited by: @sarahgsharp

Work Book was printed by @txtbooks an artist-run independent publishing initiative in Brooklyn.
Work Book’s poster insert was designed by @ashacanalos and printed by @nicole.joseph.r Cover image by @mollydilworth


Professional Practices in the MFA at SECAC

by Ellen Mueller on October 3, 2019, no comments

Professional Practices in the MFA

If you or someone you know is going to be at the SECAC conference in Chattanooga TN, be sure to stop by my panel entitled, Professional Practices and the MFA on Fri, Oct 18 at 1:15-3:00pm in Ballroom 4. The panelists include:

Paul Catanese, Columbia College Chicago, “The Evolving MFA

Robert Bubp, Wichita State University, “Connecting From the Margins: Creating Travel-Based Professional Experiences in the MFA

Tom Wixo, Bucknell University, “Existing Without A Community: The First Year Out

This is going to be a blast, AND I’ll be distributing a limited run of a zine focused on professional practice at this panel!


Update on Public Art Project

by Ellen Mueller on September 29, 2019, no comments

Keyboards - weathered

Fun update: a past colleague of mine at West Virginia Wesleyan College shared some photos of my public artwork, Synergism, which was installed on several buildings on the WVWC campus in 2015. One of the current first-year students found them interesting and took some updated photos. I really enjoy how the rust and weathering have affected them. Visit this link to see all 5.