Ellen Mueller

Call for Presentations – SECAC 2020

by Ellen Mueller on February 23, 2020, no comments


I am excited to be chairing a panel at the SECAC Conference in Richmond VA, Oct 21-24, 2020, entitled, Self Publishing as Social Practice. I’m looking for presenters. Here’s the abstract:

As social practice becomes more widely accepted and integrated into higher education, various sub-topics have become more visible, including self-publishing. From zines, newspapers, and field guides, to books, manifestos, and maps, self-publishing as a form of social practice has spread into wide-ranging art and design courses due to its low cost and accessibility, for both makers and readers. This panel seeks submissions that address wide-ranging manifestations of self-publishing as social practice from artists, designers, and art historians. For the purposes of this panel, we will categorize social practice as social engagement and collaboration with individuals, communities, and institutions as a form of participatory art. Topics of investigation could include, but are not limited to, integrating technology, looking at the past, present, and future of these practices; examining existing or proposed courses focused on this subject; and sharing particularly effective assignments related to this area of study.

Proposals are due by May 15, 2020 (this is a NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE!). SECAC membership is required if your presentation is accepted. Conference registration fee is required of all. Visit this link to submit your presentation proposal: https://secac.secure-platform.com/a/solicitations/9/home  To submit, select “Studio Art” from the drop-down menu, and then a new drop-down will appear where you can click the title of my panel:

self-publishing drop-down

If you’ve never written a conference proposal before, here’s a great article about how to write one.

Conference Dates: October 21-24, 2020
Venue: Richmond Marriott Downtown
Call for Papers Due: May 15, 2020 (NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE!)
Website: https://secacart.org/page/Richmond

Please share far and wide! I would love to hear from a wide variety of interested people. 


Zine/Zeen – The Art of Homemade Resistance

by Ellen Mueller on February 11, 2020, no comments


I have some of my Social Practice Zines on view at an exhibition showcasing the movement of independent publications distributed in nontraditional ways. Zines resist mainstream media, ideals, and profits to an alternative grassroots mode of communication. View hundreds of zines from Oregon and around the world with special programming headed up by zinesters and zine collectors.

February 11th – May 22nd
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday at 11 am to 4 pm.

ARTspace Gallery
510 1st Street
Lake Oswego

LO Reads and OR Humanities Conversation Project // Why DIY? — Feb. 11 // 6-8 p.m.
First Fridays — March 6 // April 3 // May 5 // 5 to 7 p.m.
Drink & Draw – All Things Zine — March 12 // 6 to 8 p.m.
Artist Studio Visit with Kate Bingaman-Burt — April 14 // 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Artist Talk – Double Shift

by Ellen Mueller on January 27, 2020, no comments

Double Shift Discussion Poster

Please join us on Thursday, Jan 30, 2020 at noon in the Concourse Gallery at MCAD. Myself and three other artists will be speaking about our work. Refreshments will be provided in the Emeritus Conference Room.

Thurs, Jan 30, 2020 – NOON
Concourse Gallery (2nd Floor)
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis MN 55404

Double Shift

by Ellen Mueller on January 21, 2020, no comments

Value Study - DETAIL

If you’re in the Twin Cities region, I hope you’ll stop by Minneapolis College of Art and Design [MCAD] on Friday evening, Jan 24, 2020 at 6-8pm for the opening reception of Double Shift. I have a new work on view, and it would be great to say hello! There will also be two other amazing exhibitions on view: a 3-for-1 deal!

Fri, Jan 24, 2020 at 6-8pm
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Depictions of Living

by Ellen Mueller on January 15, 2020, no comments

Chief Resource Management Officer Series: Brushing

I’m delighted to have my work included in Depictions of Living at The Art Pavilion, Mile End Park in London, Jan 24-28, 2020. This exhibition features 77 artists exploring issues related to the climate crisis and a new way of being alongside protest artifacts.

  • Thursday 23rd January 2020: Private View 6-9pm.
  • Exhibition continues 12 – 7pm 24th – 28th January 2020.
  • Friday 24th: 6 – 7:30: talk from Client Earth.
  • Saturday 25th: 2-4pm: Living with the Climate Crisis: Talk and workshop by Martin Wilks. Please Register with this link – Free Event – livingwiththeclimatecrisis.eventbrite.co.uk
  • Sunday 26th 12-4pm: Families Day. Explore the art and speak to artists with creative and educational activities provided by Little House of Science. Please register with this link – Free Event – childrens-activities-about-climate-and-ecology.eventbrite.co.uk

Work from: Alexandre Dang / Alisa Ruzavina / Amanda Lwin / Amy Corcoran / Andrew Denton / Anna Stroe / Aurora / Ben Hancocks / Bob Bicknell-Knight / Brigid Vidler / Celyn Bricker / Chloe Uden / Christoph Dichmann / Crow Dillon-Parkin / David Haley / Dominique Cro / Elissa Brunato / Ellen Mueller / Emilie Alstrup / Faye LU / Freya Freeman-Taylor / Gerald Marie-Nelly (Mr Geez) / Guy Austin / Heather Brand / Helen Grundy / Hong Yane Wang and Hua Wang / Ian Costello / Jeff Ko / Jenny Kendler & Jeremy Bolen / Jessica Wetherly / Kanerva Lehtonen / Kath Lovett / Kypros Kyprianou / Lauren Darn (SubmergedUK) / Lauryn Axelrod / Linda Vuorenvirta / Ling Tan / Lotta Barlach / Lucy Crump / Luke Myers / Mandeep Dillon / Mariah Blue / Marie Ouazzani & Nicolas Carrier / Masha Silver / Meghan Moe Beitiks / Miguel Sbastida / Mihaela Mihaylova / Morfydd Ransom-Hall / Muge Yildiz / Mustafa Boga / Neno Belchev / Nerissa Cargill Thompson / Nicolas Depetris / Nina Lassila / O. Yemi Tub / Patricia Mulligan / Paula Morison / Penelope Cain / Penny Hartley / Rebecca Moss / Ricardo Lopes / Roos van Geffen / Rora Blue / Rosa-aria Nuutinen / Samuel Ivan Roberts / Sara Rodrigues / Saskia Boelsums / Serena Porrati / Spike Dennis / Subash Thebe / Zlatan Hadzifejzovic

Website: www.depictionsofliving.com/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/depictionsofliving/