Tori Ellison has exhibited work in eleven states and abroad, at venues including: Portland Art Museum, Bellevue Art Museum, Paris Gibson Square Museum, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, New York’s PaineWebber Art Gallery, China’s Shenzhen Art Institute, Winston Wachter Gallery, and NYU’s Grey Art Gallery. Her art is collected by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, Jordan Schnitzer, the City of Seattle, Janine Wang (C.C. Wang Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art), and the Portland Art Museum.
She holds a B.A. in art/art history from Reed College, an M.F.A. from School of Visual Arts, NY, and studied at Cranbrook Academy of Art and University of Washington’s sculpture program. A Mid-Atlantic NEA finalist, Ellison has received fellowships to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, MacDowell Colony, Blue Mountain, Women’s Studio Workshop, Jentel, and the Brush Creek Foundation. Her work has been reviewed in The Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, The Oregonian, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Salt Lake Tribune, and discussed in Naked to the Bone: Medical Imaging in the 20th Century, by Bettyann Kevles, (twice reviewed in The New York Times).
For the Fisher Ensemble, Ellison created costumes, puppets, and sets for the operas Monticello Wakes (perfomed Loyola Marymount University, LA 2015), Psyche (awarded Seattle Magazine’s Best of 2008), Moon in the Bucket at Judson Memorial Church, NYC, and Magda G in LA. In 2015 she was commissioned to create a bronze sculpture to commemorate Hemings City of Inglewood, LA, public art collection.
New Media Gallery 2016-17 (with Garrett Fisher): Mikawa