Selden Gallery 2008 August 1 – August 29 “Mix It Up”
Ellen Alt’s work is inspired by languages, alphabets and symbols. Starting with a calligraphy class in college, this interest has led from Cannonite pictograms, through the history of writing, to messages embedded in ice as part of her recent work about climate change. Her mixed media work has been exhibited in the U.S, Germany, Russia, China, England and the Middle East. One of her pieces was presented to Hillary Clinton on the occasion of the peace treaty between Israel and Jordan and is in the collection of the White House. Ms. Alt also organizes community sculpture and mural projects throughout the world. She holds an MA in studio art from New York University and a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Ms. Alt lives in Manhattan with her husband, Carlos Narvaez, a photographer. She maintains a studio in Long Island City.