Read Jennifer Kabat's feature about my work in the September 2017 issue of frieze magazine. She writes: "...Lesperance transmits messages about history, feminism and labour through the art of knitting."
I am honored to announce that I was selected as a 2017 grantee of the Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award.
I am represented by Adams and Ollman Gallery in Portland, Oregon. For inquiries, contact Amy Adams.
My essay on the visual tactics of the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp acivists, "Considerations of Equity in Feminist Visual Tactics," will be published this fall in this new book by Routledge (edited by Elizabeth Garber, Lisa Hochtritt, and Manisha Sharma). Look for it soon!
The Portland-based intersectional feminist W.I.T.C.H. chapter is wearing 13 garments that I recreated from images of a Greenham Common camper this season. You can find out more about their actions and how to support them yourself here:
9/28/17: "When It Comes to Gender, Let Confusion Reign" by Holland Cotter, "...the fine netlike patterns in Ellen Lesperance's gouache paintings are inspired by photographic close-ups of clothing worn by female activists, past and present."
Group exhibition: The New Museum, New York, NY
September 2017 - January 2018
3-person exhibition, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
June - August, 2017
Solo exhibitions at the Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon with corresponding novel publication (available below)
August - November, 2017
Traveling group exhibition: The Drawing Center, New York, NY; Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
Solo exhibition at Gallery Anne De Villepoix, Paris, FR
2-person exhibition, The Armory, Pasadena, CA
130 page, soft cover novel with illustrations by self-proclaimed "gay folk artist" Jeffry Mitchell, printed by Container Corps, Portland, Oregon in a signed and numbered, limited edition of 250. Still available.