Ellen Emerson

In a Paint by Numbers World
Monotype, Collagraph and Collage
8 inches x 10 inches 2007

After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design in 1973 with a BFA in Graphic Design, I spent 20 years designing books, museum publications, signage, corporate identity and exhibits.
Since 1986 I have split my time between graphic design and printmaking.
I first started combining drawing and collage at RISD in the early 1970s as a way to develop compositions with a dynamic sense of space.
In the mid 1980s I began to experiment with monotype, often ncorporating collage into the work, as I found it provided extra visual richness and layers of meaning.
In addition to monotypes, Im now adding collage to collagraphs, solar plate intaglio prints and polyester plate lithographs.
I have had 3 solo exhibitions, and my work has been included in group exhibitions in California, Oregon, and Washinton, Daegu, South Korea and Nicosia, Cyprus.
I am an artist member of Print Arts Northwest.