Solo, The Baltimore Museum of Art,
01.26.20 - 09.26.20
Tang Teaching Museum
Saratoga Springs, NY
09.17.20 - 06.06.21
Rose Art Museum
02.07.20 - 09.13.20
Solo, Derek Eller Gallery
New York, NY
SMFA/Boston, Tufts University Galleries
Curated by Kate McNamara
Solo, Hollybush Gardens
March - May, 2021
I am thrilled to announce my 2020 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Fine Arts.
Suzy Kopf interviewed me about my solo exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art "on the relevance of craft, the beauty of mistakes, creative direct action, and more."
Elizabeth Buhe reviews my current exhibition, writing: "Lesperance’s generous engagement with these symbols, and her citation of their past, encourages their continued use as mighty tools of potentially subversive expression."
I am honored to have been selected as the 2020 Frederick Hammersley Artist-in-Residence at the Tamarind Institute, and look forward to a summer of lithography in Albuquerque.
Claire Lehmann reviews my NYC solo exhibition at Derek Eller Gallery in the magazine's December 2018 issue.
Jen Kabat wrote a features about my work in the September 2017 issue of frieze magazine: "...Lesperance transmits messages about history, feminism and labour through the art of knitting."
NOW AVAILABLE! This 100-page, soft-cover book is published on the occasion of the solo exhibition Ellen Lesperance: Velvet Fist at the Baltimore Museum of Art. It contains an introductory essay, over eighty examples of Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp protest knitwear, and a glossary of symbolism. Printed in January 2020 by Creative Print Group, Baltimore, MD, and available in an edition of 500.
Not available for International shipping.
Frye Art Museum,
August 2019 - January 2020
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
June - September 2019
Group exhibition: De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, UK; Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
2018 - 2019
Solo exhibition: Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
Group exhibition: Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
September - November 2018
Group exhibition: The New Museum, New York, NY
September 2017 - January 2018
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