Ellen Nadeau Artist Information


M.F.A. 1981 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
B.F.A. 1978 University of Colorado, Boulder

Teaching Positions:

1990-94 University of Colorado, Denver
                University of Denver, School of Art
                Metropolitan State College, Denver
1988-90 Ecole des Beaux Arts, Aix-en-Provence, France
1981-85 Rockford College Department of Art, Illinois

Ellen's Story:

Ellen Nadeau is an internationally known artist with works in corporate and private collections in North America and Europe. Since receiving a M.F.A. degree from the Univ. of Michigan in 1981, she has held university faculty positions in Chicago, Denver and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Landscape, geology, and the human figure are intertwined in all of Ellen Nadeau's imagery. Some series of works are more closely allied to the figure, but the presence of landscape is always a contributing element. The media range from handmade paper, drawings and fiber, to clay, fired ceramics and bronze. Nadeau's work is found in the collections of Chemical Bank Corporation, N.Y., Norman DeHaan and Carl Kaufman, Chicago, Kaiser Permanente, Denver and many private collections in North America and Europe.

Selected Exhibitions:

2004 Sculptor's Guild, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
2003 Invitational Sculpture Show, Phoenix Bronze Foundry, CA
1998-2001 Moxley-Narrano Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1996-97 Rio Grande Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
1996-97 Debra Hudgins Fine Art, Sante Fe, New Mexico
1996-97 Highlands Sculpture Gallery, Monterey, California
1995-96 Sausalito Fine Art Gallery, Sausalito, California
1993-96 Houshang's Gallery, Sante Fe, New Mexico
1994-96 Valerie Miller Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
1994 Ron Seigle Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1994-96 Leslie Schlesinger, West Palm Beach, Florida
1993-94 Scheider and Assc. Gallery, Toronto, CANADA
1994 Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, Colorado
1986-94 Joan Robey Gallery, Denver, Colorado
1992 Invitational at Pirate Contemporary Art Oasis, Denver, Colorado
1992 Installation at University of Denver School of Art Gallery
1990 Group Show, Ecole d'Art, Aix-en-Provence, FRANCE
1988 "New Trends in Paper",Invitational at Contemporary Gallery of Art, CO
1986-88 "Colorado Clay" Foothills Art Center, Golden, Colorado
1984 Two Artist Show , Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, Il
1984 Invitational at the Rockford Art Museum
1983 Commission for Ceramic Mural, Clark Place Lobby, Chicago, IL
1982 "Chicago Vicinity Clay",Chicago, Illinois
1981 "Michigan Artists 80-81", Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan