Ellen Lesperance

Current Exhibitions

Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon

New Museum

235 Bowery

New York, NY 10002

9.27.17 - 01.21.18

The Subjects

Crumpacker Family Library

Portland Art Museum

1219 SW Park Avenue

Portland, OR 97205

08.09.17 - 10.31.17

W.I.T.C.H. 1985

Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art, Fourth Floor, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

08.09.17 - 11.05.17

News And More Information

Adams and Ollman Gallery

I am represented by Adams and Ollman Gallery, located in Portland, Oregon. Please contact Amy Adams for inquiries: http://adamsandollman.com

I am included in the gallery's summer group show, Her Eyes Are Like Doves Beside Streams Of Water, which is up through mid-August.

Peace Camps, a novel

Please follow the PayPal link below to order my novel, Peace Camps. This 130-page experimental novel was illustrated by artist Jeffry Mitchell and printed as a signed and numbered, limited edition of 250 by Container Corps, Portland, OR. Reserve your copy below now.

Congratulations and Celebrations

For two years, I have been lending out my hand-knit, replica labrys sweater via @congratulationsandcelebrations (on Instagram). This project asks you to consider what it means to engage in an act of courage, and then emboldens that act by loaning you a power object to wear for its performance. Over 100 people have checked out the garment and submitted photographs of themselves acting courageously amidst a climate of marked social and political unrest. Please consider participating yourself!


On September 21, I will be participating in an Artist Talk with Nadia Hebson via the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp's live Skype conversation series. 

Summer Show at Derek Eller Gallery

I have paintings included in a 3-person summer show with Cynthia Daignault and Dan Fischer at Derek Eller Gallery in New York City this summer. The show, Makers Catalogue, runs through mid-August. http://www.derekeller.com

Zena Zezza

Portland-based curatorial project Zena Zezza has announced that they will feature my work, 1995-present, for their 2017-2018 scheduled season. Their season, titled The Land of Feminye, is commencing with W.I.T.C.H. 1985 at the Portland Art Museum, and will continue into 2018 with an exhibit, a publication, and other programming. Stay tuned for more information.

Peace Camps


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130 page, soft cover novel with illustrations by Jeffry Mitchell, printed by Container Corps, Portland, Oregon in a signed and numbered, limited edition of 250. Available now.

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Thanks, Ellen Lesperance