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Ellen Lesperance: Velvet Fist

Yesterday's Tomorrows: Selections from the Collection 1933-2018

The Sky Is Leaden in the South

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Solo, The Baltimore Museum of Art, 

Baltimore, MA

01.26.20 - 06.26.20


The Sky Is Leaden in the South

Yesterday's Tomorrows: Selections from the Collection 1933-2018

The Sky Is Leaden in the South

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Hollybush Gardens

London, England

03.13.20 - 04.25.20

Yesterday's Tomorrows: Selections from the Collection 1933-2018

Yesterday's Tomorrows: Selections from the Collection 1933-2018

Yesterday's Tomorrows: Selections from the Collection 1933-2018

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Rose Art Museum 

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA

02.07.20 - 09.13.20


Together we lie in ditches and in front of machines

Together we lie in ditches and in front of machines

Yesterday's Tomorrows: Selections from the Collection 1933-2018

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Solo, Derek Eller Gallery

New York, NY

September 2020


STAYING WITH THE TROUBLE

Together we lie in ditches and in front of machines

WILL THERE BE WOMANLY TIMES?

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SMFA/Boston, Tufts University Galleries

Boston, MA

Curated by Kate McNamara

01.13-21- 03.17.21

WILL THERE BE WOMANLY TIMES?

Together we lie in ditches and in front of machines

WILL THERE BE WOMANLY TIMES?

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Solo, Hollybush Gardens

London, England

Spring 2021

News

2020 GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP

PRESS FOR MY SOLO EXHIBITION AT THE BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART PUBLISHED IN THE BROOKLYN RAIL

Interview in Bmore Art magazine: "Seeking Out Imperfection with Ellen Lesperance"

I am thrilled to announce my 2020 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Fine Arts.

Interview in Bmore Art magazine: "Seeking Out Imperfection with Ellen Lesperance"

PRESS FOR MY SOLO EXHIBITION AT THE BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART PUBLISHED IN THE BROOKLYN RAIL

Interview in Bmore Art magazine: "Seeking Out Imperfection with Ellen Lesperance"

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."

PRESS FOR MY SOLO EXHIBITION AT THE BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART PUBLISHED IN THE BROOKLYN RAIL

PRESS FOR MY SOLO EXHIBITION AT THE BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART PUBLISHED IN THE BROOKLYN RAIL

PRESS FOR MY SOLO EXHIBITION AT THE BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART PUBLISHED IN THE BROOKLYN RAIL

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."


Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency

2018 solo exhibit: "Lily of the Arc Lights" Reviewed in Artforum

PRESS FOR MY SOLO EXHIBITION AT THE BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART PUBLISHED IN THE BROOKLYN RAIL

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.

2018 solo exhibit: "Lily of the Arc Lights" Reviewed in Artforum

2018 solo exhibit: "Lily of the Arc Lights" Reviewed in Artforum

2018 solo exhibit: "Lily of the Arc Lights" Reviewed in Artforum

Claire Lehmann reviews my NYC solo exhibition at Derek Eller Gallery in the magazine's December 2018 issue.

"Pattern Recognition," frieze issue 189

2018 solo exhibit: "Lily of the Arc Lights" Reviewed in Artforum

2018 solo exhibit: "Lily of the Arc Lights" Reviewed in Artforum

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."

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Velvet Fist

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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.

Recent Exhibition Archive

Dress Codes: Ellen Lesperance and Diane Simpson

Dress Codes: Ellen Lesperance and Diane Simpson

Dress Codes: Ellen Lesperance and Diane Simpson

Frye Art Museum, 

Seattle

August 2019 - January 2020

Less Is A Bore: Maximalist Art & Design

Dress Codes: Ellen Lesperance and Diane Simpson

Dress Codes: Ellen Lesperance and Diane Simpson

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

June - September 2019

Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance

Dress Codes: Ellen Lesperance and Diane Simpson

Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance

Group exhibition: De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, UK; Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK

2018 - 2019

Lily of the Arc Lights

Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon

Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance

Solo exhibition: Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

September 2018

New Materialism

Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon

Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon

Group exhibition: Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

September - November 2018

Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon

Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon

Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon

Group exhibition: The New Museum, New York, NY

September 2017 - January 2018

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