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ELLEN SHEFFIELD

sheffiel@kenyon.edu | www.ellensheffield.com | 740 5076451 P.O. Box 26  Gambier, OH 43022 

Areas of Specialization - artist’s books & works on paper

Selected Exhibitions

2017

Conspire: Collaborations, Cooperation, Collection, College Book Art Association, Florida State University, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL (juried members exhibit)

2016

Artful Books, Concourse Gallery, Upper Arlington, OH (invitational)

Making Sense of the Senses,  The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

2015

/mit da deta/: Source Materials Visualized, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

Ideation Experience, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO

CODEX International Book Fair, Craneway Pavillion, Richmond, CA

2014

Not Only Natural, The Gund Gallery, Kenyon College Art Department Faculty Exhibition, Gambier, OH 

Present(ation) Public(ation) Install(ation), J Williard Marriott Library,  University of Utah, College Book Art Association, Salt Lake City, UT (juried members exhibition)

2013

Ohio + 5 The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH

Book + Art: The Reading Room, Denison Museum, Denison University, Granville, OH (invitational)

2012  

Page by Page, Burton D. Morgan Gallery, The College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH (solo)

Trace Studies, The Word and Image Gallery, Bright Hill Literary Center, Treadwell, NY (solo)

2011

The Language of Fiber, Schnormeier Gallery, Mt. Vernon Nazarene University, Mt. Vernon, OH (invitational)

Off the Page, Paper Circle Gallery, Nelsonville, OH (three artists)

Word Image Text Object, College Book Art Association, School of Fine Arts Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (juried members exhibition)

2010  

Pyramid Atlantic Artist Book Fair, Silver Spring, MD

Book Arts 2010 Invitational, The Word and Image Gallery, Bright Hill Literary Center, Treadwell, NY

Faculty Exhibition Kenyon College Art Department, Olin Art Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH                                                                 

Spreading the Influence Girl’s Club & Olin Art Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

2009

Heavenly Day Schnormeier Gallery, Mt.Vernon Nazarene University, Mt. Vernon, OH

Art, Fact, and Artifact: The Book in Time and Place College Book Art Association, University of Iowa Center for the Book, Iowa City, IA (juried members exhibit) 

Beyond Words: Bookfest 2009 Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ (invitational)

2008

Art in Fibers Root Art Center, Mt. Vernon, OH (invitational)

Faculty Exhibition Kenyon College Art Department, Olin Art Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

2005

Artists’ Books The College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH (invitational)

Bookfest The Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, NY

2004

Bookworks 5 Cincinnati Book Arts Society, Cincinnati Public Library, Cincinnati, OH

Third Annual Bright Hill Press North American Juried Book Arts Exhibit, Word and Image Gallery, Treadwell, NY

Bookfest The YWCA Lexington at 53rd, New York, NY

An Open Book Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, OH 

Mining the Lloyd: Book Artists Reveal Secrets and Treasures from the Lloyd Library and Museum Lloyd Library and Museum, Cincinnati, OH (invitational exhibit)

2003

Convergence The College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH

2001

Wall Pieces, On Paper, Shaker Heights, OH (solo) 

2000

Fables & Tales, St. Matthews School, Santa Monica, CA (solo) 

Something to Hold, Pomerene Center for the Arts, Coshocton, OH (three artists)

Forced Associations, ABC Corporate Offices, Los Angeles, CA (solo) 

Paper in Japanese Culture, Dublin Recreation Center, Dublin, OH

1998

Fables & Tales, Bistro Zeeto, Atlantic Highlands, NJ (solo)

Bound & Folded On Paper, Columbus, OH (solo)

 

Professional Experience

2007 - present

Visiting Instructor of Art, Department of Art, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

Courses taught: 

Book Arts: an introductory studio arts class exploring the intersection of text, image and book. Structures, surface treatments and conceptual practices are taught.  

Art & Text: Visible Language  an introductory studio arts class exploring typography, design and works on paper using images & words.                             

Introductory Drawing: beginning level drawing course exploring mark-making, basic drawing skills and material experiments on paper.

1996 – present

Artist/owner Unit IV Arts, book art & design studio, Gambier, OH. Produces commissions, collaborative artists books with poets, writers and printmakers and artist books containing my own poems

2006 - 2000

Director of Programs, The Kenyon Review, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH. Responsibilities included coordinating and directing all aspects of The Kenyon Review’s Writers Workshop and Young Writers Workshop.  Developed and implemented a Writers Workshop program in Vitorchiano, Italy.

2005 - 2002

Artist in Residence Program Artist, Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, OH

2005 - 1998

Artist-in-Schools Program Artist, The Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus, OH

2000 - 1999

Interim Curator, College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH

1997 - 1989

Gallery Director, Olin Art Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

1995 - 1983

Arts Attorney, Sheffield & Sheffield Attorneys at Law, Gambier, OH

 

Grants/Fellowships

2002

Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship

2000

Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship

 

Workshops/Lectures Presented

2015, 2014

Workshop Instructor for Kenyon Review Student Associates 1939 Press Broadside Workshop (fall 2014)

2016 - 2013

The Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, “The Art of Text” Gambier, OH (co-taught with Gretchen Henderson)

2014 - 2009

The Kenyon Review Young Writers, “Handmade Journals & Adhesive Transfers” workshop, Gambier, OH

2011

Kenyon College Art Department, Professor Gregory Spaid’s Photography Course Mesaros Visiting Artist workshop “Enclosures” Gambier, OH

2011 - 2010

The Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, “Verbal to Visual” workshop, Gambier, OH

2008

Kenyon College English Department, Professor Janet McAdams’ Advanced Poetry Workshop“Found Object and Altered Books” Gambier, OH 

The Kenyon Review Literary Festival, “Artist Books” Gambier, OH

2005

Kenyon College English Department, Thomas Writer in Residence Professor Fanny Howe’s Poetry Workshop, “Book Arts” Gambier, OH

2004 - 2002

Columbus College of Art and Design, Professor Edward Lentz’s Creative Writing course, “3-D Poetry” Columbus, OH

2002

University of Michigan, School of Art and Design, Professor Linda Gregerson’s MFA Art and Poetry Hybridity course, “Found Object Book Workshop” Ann Arbor, MI

The Ohio State University Department of Art, Professor Rebeka Modrak’s, Book Art Class,“ Paste-paper, papermaking and bookbinding” Workshops, Columbus, OH

 

Workshop Attended

2013

Analog to Digital workshop with Tricia Treacy, Wells College Book Arts Center, Aurora, NY

2010

Work in Progress, workshop with Susan King, Berea, KY

2008

Paper & Book Intensive, workshops with Hedi Kyle & Matthew Liddle, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2007

Frederick W. Goudy Workshop with Harriet Bart, Scripps College Press, Claremont, CA 

Letterpress Printing and Fine Press Publishing Seminar for Emerging WritersThe Center for Book Arts, New York, NY (scholarship recipient)

2005

Book Arts Tutorial with Angela Lorenz, Bologna, Italy

2001

Poetry Workshop with Janet McAdams, The Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, Gambier, OH. 

Advanced Poetry Workshop with John Kinsella, Kenyon College Department of English, Gambier, OH (spring semester)

2000

Book Arts with Keith Smith and Scott McCarney, Anderson Art Ranch, Snowmass, CO (scholarship recipient)

1996

Word and Image with Janet Zweig, Anderson Art Ranch, Snowmass, CO

1994

Alternative Photo Processes with John Woods and Laurie Snyder, Anderson Art Ranch, Snowmass, CO

1993

Collage and Book Arts with Clarissa Sligh, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

Education

1981  

J.D. The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio

1976

B.S. Art Education, Case Western Reserve University and The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

 

Collections

Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature at Yale University

University of California Riverside

Kenyon College Special Collections

College of Wooster Special Collections

Denison University Special Collections

Private collections in Baltimore, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans

 

Selected Commissions

2011

Matriculation Book, designed for Kenyon College Special Collections, Gambier, OH

2008 - 2005

Sculptural book art centerpieces for the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement, annual gala dinners, Four Seasons Restaurant, New York, NY

 

Bibliography

2013

500 Handmade Books Volume 2, Lark Crafts (my work published in this book)

2012

1000 Artists’ Books: Exploring the Book as Art, Sandra Salamony and Peter and Donna Thomas, Quarry Books(my work published in this book)

2011

Sheffield Integrates Law and Language, Molly Gray, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, featured alumnus in “Career Paths” alumni magazine, All Rise, winter issue

1998

Modern bookmaker packs big worlds in small space, Kay Koeninger, The Columbus Dispatch, review of Bound & Folded solo exhibit

Exhibitions Curated

"The Book as a Work of Art: Contemporary Artists' Books from Kenyon's Collection" 8/17/16 - 10/21/16  Greenslade Special Collections & Archives, Olin Library, Kenyon College

 

Representation

Vamp & Tramp Booksellers, Birmingham, Alabama

 

Professional Organizations

College Book Arts Association

Center for the Book, New York, NY