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."
10/23/17 for Vulture: "There are at least a half-dozen artists in the show using fabric, collage, embroidery, and other malleable materials to make art out of bits and pieces so that “Trigger” exhibits a strong subset of artists who indulge a fabulous Proustian drive to devour materials and processes in minutiae — including Ellen Lesperance’s reversal of this process using super-close-up pictures of knitted fabrics to make geometric drawings."
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."
I have been commissioned to create a painting sourced from student activism at the EMU Memorial Building/Student Union at the University of Oregon in Eugene. Please contact me if you have any source images/videos with examples of Creative Direct Action garments.
I have a new 24" x 17" archival pigment print available through Exhibition A called The Land of Feminye. It is printed in an edition of 50 and is available now: https://exhibitiona.com/products/land-of-femineye
I am represented by Adams and Ollman Gallery. Contact Amy Adams at email@example.com for inquiries.
130 page, soft cover novel with illustrations by Seattle-based, self-proclaimed "gay folk artist" Jeffry Mitchell, printed by Container Corps, Portland, Oregon in a signed and numbered, limited edition of 250. Still available.