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Angela Ellsworth is a multidisciplinary American artista and school of art professor at ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.[1] She has worked as a painter, drawer, sculptor, and performance artist. She also has experience with video and installation.[2] She is a descendant of Lorenzo Snow and was raised as a Mormon; some of her work relates to that upbringing.[3][4] She is openly lesbian.[5]

Angela Ellsworth
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Angela Ellsworth

ResidencePhoenix, Arizona
Alma materHampshire College
Partner(s)Tania Katan 2006-present

Ellsworth studied at Hampshire College, in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she received a bachelor's degree in fine art, and graduated from the Mason Gross School of the Arts of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey with a Master of Fine Arts degree in performance and painting.[5]

Ellsworth has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia, and at the Arizona State University Art Museum in Tempe, Arizona.[5] She is one of the founders of the Museum of Walking, which occupies a small room at the Arizona State University Tempe campus. [6] The work exhibited in the Museum of Walking consists of actual steps and is made of stitch images over maps. Ellsworth claims 'its a connection to the person, the landscape that relates to that person.'[1] Four of Ellsworth's works are in the UMFA's [1] permanent collection.

Selected Solo Exhibitions and Performance (2018-2008)[7]Edit

For exhibitions before 2008, check out her Curriculum Vitae
Year Title Gallery/Museum Location Notes
2018 Angela Ellsworth: Holding Pattern Lisa Sette Gallery Phoenix, Arizona
Angela Ellsworth: Leaving Loves Company University of Illinois Springfield, Illinois
Angela Ellsworth: Between Them Western New Mexico University Silver City, New Mexico
2015 Angela Ellsworth: Volume I Joseph Gross Gallery Tucson, Arizona
2014 Stand Back Crystal Bridges Bentonville, Arkansas Action/Interaction, (performance)
Angela Ellsworth: Volume Lisa Sette Gallery Scottsdale, Arizona
Soundproofed Laboratory Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Scottsdale, Arizona
Promiscuous Code/ Plural Wife Project Julius Caesar Gallery Chicago, Illinois (Two-person with ATOM-r: Mark Jeffrey & Judd Morrissey)
2012-11   Seeing Is Believing: Rebecca Campbell and Angela Ellsworth Phoenix Art Museum Phoenix, Arizona (Installation, Sculpture, and Performance)
2011 Training, Walking, and Drawing Fehily Contemporary Melbourne, Australia
They May Appear in Alone, in Lines, or in Clusters Lisa Sette Gallery Scottsdale, Arizona
Where The Skies Are Blue Arizona State University Art Museum Tempe, Arizona (Performance)
2010 Angela Ellsworth: Seer Bonnets: A Continuing Offense Snow College Gallery Ephraim, Utah
Meanwhile, Back At The Ranch Museum of Contemporary Art 17th Biennale of Sydney, Australia (Performance)
Another Women’s Movement IN>TIME, Chicago Cultural Center Chicago, Illinois (Performance)
Another Women’s Movement Murphy Hall Fine Arts Building, Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, California (Performance)
2009 Underpinnings Lisa Sette Gallery Scottsdale, Arizona
Compounded Lisa Sette Gallery Scottsdale, Arizona (Performance)
Arte Gigante Variety Hour Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Stage 2 Theatre, Scottsdale, Arizona Artist on Artist Series, Collaboration with Rico Reyes


2008 Overflow The Getty Center Los Angeles, California Reinvention of Allan Kaprow’s Fluids, Collaboration with LA Art Girls (Performance)
Is This The Place II University of California Santa Cruz, California Intervene! Interrupt! Rethinking art as Social Practice (Performance)
Pace Yourself II: Flexible Detection of Sound Glendale Temporary Public Art Project Glendale, Arizona (Performance)
Drawing on Site, National Review of Live Art Glasgow, Scotland Depicting Action (Performance)


  1. ^ a b ASUHerberger (October 29, 2018), Meet Angela Ellsworth, School of Art Professor, retrieved March 2, 2019
  2. ^ "About". Angela Ellsworth. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  3. ^ "Intriguing Art with Social Commentary at Art Miami". Artsy Editorial. Artsy. Retrieved February 26, 2016.
  4. ^ Sativa Peterson. "Hero Worship (2010) Angela Ellsworth". Phoenix New Times. Phoenix New Times. Retrieved February 26, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c Kathleen Vanesian. "Angela Ellsworth on Being Gay, the Mormon Church, and Her Increasing Artistic Success". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved February 26, 2016.
  6. ^ Sarah Ventre. "Museum of Walking Wishes You Would Take a Hike". KJZZ. Rio Salado College and Maricopa Community Colleges. Retrieved February 26, 2016.
  7. ^ "CV". Angela Ellsworth. Retrieved March 2, 2019.


  1. ^ ASUHerberger (October 29, 2018), Meet Angela Ellsworth, School of Art Professor, retrieved March 2, 2019