Fellow Exhibition: Ellen Akimoto
February 18 - February 22, 2022
Ellen Akimoto’s work predominantly takes the form of figurative painting in which skewed perspective, stylistic mixing and a tension between the convincing and the disruptive are elements of a search for possible ways of depicting complexity and ambiguity in our surroundings and social selves. She was born in Westlake Village, California and earned her BFA from the California State University Chico, during which she spent a year studying at the Mainz Academy of Arts in Germany. She went on to complete a post-graduate Meisterschüler degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig, funded by a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD. She has received grants from the Cultural Foundation of Saxony and the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation and her work has been acquired by the Dresden Public Art Collection. She has exhibited widely in Germany and has had solo shows in Frankfurt, Hamburg and Saint Rémy de Provence in France. She lives and works in Leipzig, Germany.
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