ELLEN JANTZEN

 

Born and raised in St. Louis Missouri, USA

Currently lives in Valencia California

 

Education

 

1992                 Graduated Summa Cum Laude from FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising), Los Angeles California 

Awards

2004                 Third Place winner; International Juried Exhibition at ArtCrave Galleries, Brooklyn New York

2004                 Color Photography Award, 30th Annual Westmoreland Art Nationals, Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, PA

2004                 Groover Studio Award, 25th Annual Mini-Works on Paper, Jacksonville State University Dept of Art, AL

2004                 Juror’s Choice Award, 27th Annual Art on Paper, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Maryland

2003                 Special Recognition, Mixed Media V International, Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska

2003                 Special Recognition, Beautiful III, Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska

2000                 Best of Show, 2000 Defining Vessels, Chico Art Center, Chico California

2000                 Honorable Mention, 2000 Defining Vessels, Chico Art Center, Chico California

1997                 Juror’s Award, Galeria Mesa, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa Arizona

1996                 Niche Award Finalist, presented at Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft

1995                 US Patent, awarded for product designed for Mattel Toy Company

1994                 US Patent, awarded for product designed for Mattel Toy Company

1992                 Bob Mackie Award (full scholarship to FIDM)

1992                 International Silk and Woolen’s “Most Innovative Collection” award

1987                 US Patent, awarded for Pursenalizer concept

 

Invitational Exhibitions

 

2004                 SOLO EXHIBITION; ELLEN JANTZEN- TRANSMUTATIONS, exhibit of computer-generated work at Fusion Artspace Gallery, 531 Howard Street, San Francisco, California

                                   

“I LIKE LOOKING AT PICTURES”exhibition at the Waterloo Gallery, London England

2004 IDAA, at http://www.internationaldigitalart.com/   Physical exhibitions: Australian tour opens at the Academy Gallery University of Tasmania on April 1st, then QUT Art Museum Brisbane on June 4th, and VAC Gallery at University of Melbourne August - September

 

THE INSPIRED VESSEL, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles California co sponsored by the City of Los Angles Cultural Affairs Department and the American Craft Council

                       

THE ARTFUL TEAPOT, International Touring Exhibition, Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, North Carolina

 

2003                 SOLO SHOW; ELLEN JANTZEN- EXHIBITION OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Stretch Gallery, Pineville, North Carolina

                        L’ART DE PAPIER, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana California

VESSELS, BOXES BASKETS, Exhibited at SOFA 2003 by Function + Art Gallery, Chicago Illinois

                                    2 A TEA, Exhibited at SOFA 2003 by Function + Art Gallery, Chicago Illinois

THE ARTFUL TEAPOT, International Touring Exhibition, The Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach California

TRANS•FORMS, Paper Art and Paper Engineering, Atrium Gallery in the Pollak Library at Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton, California                       

THE ARTFUL TEAPOT, International Touring Exhibition, The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Canada

BOX AS CONTAINER; CELEBRATING THE BOX, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro California

2002                 13th ANNUAL TEAPOT SHOW; ON THE ROAD AGAIN, Chiaroscuro Galleries, Chicago          Illinois

THE ARTFUL TEAPOT, International Touring Exhibition begins May 2002 at the Napa Museum of Art, Food and Wine (Copia), Napa, California

2001                 12TH ANNUAL TEAPOT SHOW; ON THE ROAD AGAIN, Chiaroscuro Galleries, Chicago         Illinois

“OBJETS EXTRAORDINAIRES”, Atrium Gallery in the Pollak Library at Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton, California

2000                 THE COOKIE JAR SHOW, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Chicago Illinois

1999                 SOFA, CHICAGO, Navy Pier, Two works in the Katie Gingrass Gallery exhibit space

1998                 HELLO AGAIN, Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, British Columbia

1997                 HELLO AGAIN, Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, California

                        HELLO AGAIN, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, California

                        HELLO AGAIN, McAllen International Museum, McAllen, Texas

1996                 REFUSE, Center For The Fine Arts, Miami Florida, museum exhibition of designs made from recycled materials traveling throughout the US, Europe and Japan

EARTH DAY ‘96, celebration hosted by the Department of Conservation, Sacramento, California

THE BAG AND VESSEL SHOW, Seven Sainctuaries Galerie of Contemporary Art,  Sherman Oaks, California

 

Juried Exhibitions

 

2004                 TOMORROW:DIGITAL ‘04, International competition sponsored by ASCI at the New York Hall of Science, NYC

                        PATTERN AND DECORATION, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago Illinois

REFRESH PRINT BIENNIAL, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay  Wisconsin, then touring nationwide until June 2006              

30th ANNUAL WESTMORELAND ART NATIONALS, Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, PA

25TH ANNUAL MINI-WORKS ON PAPER, Dep. of Art, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

NATIONAL DRAWING, 2004, the College Art Gallery, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey

14TH NATIONAL COMPUTER ART INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION, Gallery of Art, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Washington

78TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION, The Print Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

                        32ND ANNUAL PHOTO EXHIBITION, Larson Gallery, Yakima, Washington

27TH ANNUAL ART ON PAPER EXHIBITION, MFA Circle Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

2003                 POSTCARD ART COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION, Lake County Discovery Museum, Wauconda Illinois

ROSENTHAL INTERNATIONAL:2003, Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville NC

                        DIGITAL SPLASH, Rockaway Artits’s Alliance, Inc., Rockaway Park, New York

                                    ABSTRACTION VI, Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska

                        DIGITAL EXPERIMENTAL III, Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska

DIGITAL FINE ART 2003, Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

THE MIXED MEDIA V INTERNATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION, Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska

                        2003 NATIONAL DIGITAL ART EXHIBITION, The Muse Gallery, Prescott, Arizona

                        DIGITALLY SPEAKING, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

SCULPTURE AND FINE CRAFTS NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBIT, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO

ANNUAL 2003 ALL MEDIA JURIED EXHIBITION, Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

                                    ARTS ON FIRE VII, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California

                        BEAUTIFUL 111, Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska

                                    MINI PRINT INTERNATIONAL 23, Barcelona, Spain

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES V INTERNATIONAL, Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska

2002                 IN OTHER WORDS, Art featuring words juried by Patt Morrison, The Second City Council, Long Beach California

2001                 MILLENNIUM METAL 2001, Artemis Gallery, Richmond Virginia

“GONE BOWLING, A Show of Bowls”, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester Massachusetts

2000                 2000 DEFINING VESSELS, Chico Art Center, Chico California

                        THE COOKIE JAR SHOW, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Chicago Illinois

1999                 LET IT POUR, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1997                 PULP FRICTION, Galeria Mesa, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa Arizona 

1996                 THE SEVENTH ANNUAL TEAPOT SHOW, Traveling Teapots, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

PULP ‘96, EOCS National Biennial, Nightingale Gallery, Eastern Oregon State College, La Grange, OR                                       

6th ANNUAL GREAT GARBAGE BINGE ART SHOW, Emerson Cultural Center, Bozeman, MT                                                

ART FROM DETRITUS: RECYCLING WITH IMAGINATION, AIA Gallery, Pittsburgh PA 

                        INSIDE STORY, Galeria Mesa, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa Arizona

1995                 THE SIXTH ANNUAL TEAPOT SHOW; Traveling Teapots, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

                        CRAFT AMERICA ‘95; New Canaan, Connecticut

                        CARTE BLANCHE, City of Brea Gallery, Brea, California

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN CONTAINERS, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando Florida

7-STATE JURIED EXHIBITION, Dinnerware Artists Cooperative Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

                        THE WICHITA NATIONAL 1995, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas

                        WEST COAST WORKS ON/OF PAPER, Eureka, California

1995 LOS ANGELES JURIED EXHIBITION, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, California

                        BOXED IN, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts

ART FROM DETRITUS II,  Artist Talk on Art Series, Linda Hall Library, Kansas City, Missouri

NATIONAL CONGRESS OF ART AND DESIGN, Designers Showroom, Salt Lake City, Utah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collections

 

                        MULTIPLE PIECES, in the collection of Carole Cole and John Ernsdorf

                        TEA FOR TWO FABLES, teapot in the collection of Sonny and Gloria  Kamm

                        OVOID OF THE SILVERED TWIGS,  Cal State Fullerton

                        MULTIPLE PIECES, in the collection of Veronica Chiang and Scott Fitzgerald

 

Commissions

MULTIPLE PIECES commissioned for the M-House, as seen in the magazines; WORLD OF INTERIORS, ESCALA, ARCHITECT, ERA21, ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, COLORFULNESS, IDENTITY, THE ROBB REPORT

 

Media

 

2003                 Guest Artist, The Carol Duvall show, HGTV, studio visit

2001                 The Artful Teapot, written by Garth Clark, Thames & Hudson, publishers  

1999 - 2001        Guest Artist, Christopher Lowell show on the Discovery Channel

 

 

Publications/Reviews

 

2004                 Desktop: Australian Design & Digital Culture; “2004 International Digital Art awards, All the Winners”

                        Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot Magazine; review

2003                 Artists’ Book Reviews: “The Art of the Book Meets the Art of the Tea Pot”

2000                 Enterprise-Record; “National Juried Exhibition, Defining Vessels, review”