Ellen Lesperance

Current and Upcoming exhibitions

NADA Miami Beach

Adams and Ollman Gallery & Derek Eller Gallery booths

12.06.18 - 12.09.18

Nashashibi/Skaer Thinking Through Other Artists

Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, UK

10.20.18 - 1.06.19

Half of the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

08.31.18 - 03.31.19

Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, and Resistance

Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK 

10.27.18 - 01.27.19

Women. Now.

Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, NY

08.26.18 - 2.18.19

To Make Wrong/Right/Now

Honolulu Biennial, Honolulu, HI

03.08.19 - 05.05.19

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September 2018 Solo: "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.

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September 2018 Solo: "Lily of the Arc Lights" Reviewed in the New York Times

Jillian Steinhauer writes on my September 2018 solo exhibition at Derek Eller Gallery, NYC: “Speaking about Greenham, a former protester once said, 'We weaponized traditional notions of femininity.' Ms. Lesperance continues the crusade in the realm of art."

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September 2018 solo: "Lily of the Arc Lights" Reviewed in Artillery Magazine

Arthur Ivan Bravo reviews my NYC solo show at Derek Eller Gallery in the Nov/Dec 2018 painting issue of the magazine.


"Pattern Recognition," frieze issue 189

Jennifer 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."


Makers, Crafters, Educators: Working for Cultural Change

My essay on the visual tactics of the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp acivists, "Considerations of Equity in Feminist Visual Tactics," is published in a new book by Routledge (edited by Elizabeth Garber, Lisa Hochtritt, and Manisha Sharma).


"Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon" in the New York Times

Holland Cotter's exhibition review "When It Comes to Gender, Let Confusion Reign," is featured in a September 2017 issue.


Recent Exhibition Archive

Lily of the Arc Lights

Solo exhibition at Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

September 2018

New Materialism

Group exhibition: Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden

September 2018 - November 2018

Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon

Group exhibition: The New Museum, New York, NY

September 2017 - January 2018

The Subjects and W.I.T.C.H. 1985

Solo exhibitions at the Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon with corresponding novel publication (still available below)

August - November, 2017

Thread Lines

Traveling group exhibition: The Drawing Center, New York, NY; Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY

2014, 2017

Ellen Lesperance and Helen Mirra, Traversing

2-person exhibition, The Armory, Pasadena, CA



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My 130 page, soft cover novel with illustrations by artist Jeffry Mitchell, printed by Container Corps, Portland, Oregon in a signed and numbered, 2017 limited edition of 250. Still available.

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