Ellen Nadeau Artist Information


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

Teaching Positions:

1990-94 University of Colorado, Denver                 University of Denver, School of Art                 Metropolitan State College, Denver1988-90 Ecole des Beaux Arts, Aix-en-Provence, France1981-85 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, CA2003 Invitational Sculpture Show, Phoenix Bronze Foundry, CA1998-2001 Moxley-Narrano Gallery, Santa Fe, NM1996-97 Rio Grande Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona1996-97 Debra Hudgins Fine Art, Sante Fe, New Mexico1996-97 Highlands Sculpture Gallery, Monterey, California1995-96 Sausalito Fine Art Gallery, Sausalito, California1993-96 Houshang’s Gallery, Sante Fe, New Mexico1994-96 Valerie Miller Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA1994 Ron Seigle Gallery, Seattle, Washington1994-96 Leslie Schlesinger, West Palm Beach, Florida1993-94 Scheider and Assc. Gallery, Toronto, CANADA 1994 Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, Colorado1986-94 Joan Robey Gallery, Denver, Colorado1992 Invitational at Pirate Contemporary Art Oasis, Denver, Colorado1992 Installation at University of Denver School of Art Gallery1990 Group Show, Ecole d’Art, Aix-en-Provence, FRANCE1988 “New Trends in Paper”,Invitational at Contemporary Gallery of Art, CO1986-88 “Colorado Clay” Foothills Art Center, Golden, Colorado1984 Two Artist Show , Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, Il1984 Invitational at the Rockford Art Museum1983 Commission for Ceramic Mural, Clark Place Lobby, Chicago, IL1982 “Chicago Vicinity Clay”,Chicago, Illinois1981 “Michigan Artists 80-81”, Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan