Ellen Weider

Exhibition “2021”

Ellen Weider was born in New York City and have always lived and worked here. She has an MFA from Pratt Institute, and a BA from Hunter College (studied painting with Ron Gorchov and Doug Ohlson).

Collections include: Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, NYC (22 prints and drawings); Library of Congress, Prints Division, Washington, D.C.; New York Public Library Print Collection; Georgetown University Library Art Collection, Washington, D.C.; Rutgers Print Study Archive at the Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ; Widener Library, Harvard University (catalogue of my solo exhibition “E. W. Squared: Ellen Weider Drypoint Prints”), Cambridge, MA.

Recent shows include: Rock, Wood, Paper, Scissors, Lockwood Gallery, Kingston, NY, 2021. A Pattern Language, Perspectives Gallery/Ely Center of Contemporary Art at Whitney Center, Hamden, CT, 2020. Artist Spotted: Ellen Weider Artist Interview, @risingwoman.creative. Ellen Weider: Visual Vocabulary, Portable Museum Project www.portablemuseumproject.com; Curated Studio Visits, @deannaevansprojects; Artist Equity Spring Flash, artsy.net; Fe*Mail*Art, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Witchy: An exhibition About Magic, Power, Spirituality, and Feminism, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT; Artists Equity Members Invitational, Equity Gallery, NYC; Saturated: An Eye for Color, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY; First Annual Hudson Valley MOCA Juried Exhibition, Peekskill, NY.


My images float in an undefined, ambiguous space. Some suggest houses, buildings, rooms, and other architectural or geometric structures. There are no inhabitants, but the structures themselves sometimes evoke human presence and human interactions, and can also be seen as metaphors for internal states of being.

My paintings explore issues of isolation and connection; whether they are interpreted as pure abstractions or as self-contained narratives, an ironic humor with a meditative, existential, transcendental bent informs them.


Year: 2020

Materials: gouache, acrylic, and graphite on linen

Size: 16 x 20 inches


Year: 2019

Materials: gouache, acrylic, and graphite on linen

Size: 16 x 20 inches

Exhibition “2021”

As a celebration that 2020 has ended and that a new year is here, FLATFILE has launched a new online program title, simply: “2021.”

We invited artists to participate through a rolling open call, which remains open for the entirety of this year. From these submissions, our jury panel carefully selects new works to present on FLATFILE, with new works added throughout all of 2021.

The price of each artwork is a flat $2,021,

a discounted price from the actual value of each work, offered here, exclusively.

Christina Massey
Nancy S Baker
Ellen Weider