About the Artist
Ellen Piccolo is a representational oil painter with a focus on nautical abstractions. Many images capture commercial fleets in France and Spain. Some are cropped large compositions that explore rigging, hulls, and equipment. Others appear to be abstracted riots of shape and color, but upon closer examination are actually enlarged micro-compositions. The location of the details and their exact purpose are a mystery.
Born in Brooklyn with initial training at the Brooklyn Museum Art School in her teens, she has evolved and honed her skills over many years while continuing to live and work in New York City. She received a Bachelor of Science at CUNY in 1977, followed by a Master of Fine Arts, Brooklyn College in 1981 under Samuel Gelber, Lennart Andersen and Ron Melhman. She was formerly an art educator with the NYC Department of Education, and an Adjunct Professor at Queens College.
Since 1982, she has held numerous solo exhibitions with Prince Street Gallery, First Street Gallery, the NYC Arsenal, and the Knox Gallery in Massachusetts. Group exhibitions include the Prince Street Gallery, First Street Gallery, Albright Know Museum, Woodstock Artists Association, Chappaqua, and Ossam Gallery.
The Prince Street Gallery currently represents her work.
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