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Ellen Lesperance: Velvet Fist

The Sky Is Leaden in the South

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

The Sky Is Leaden in the South

The Sky Is Leaden in the South

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Hollybush Gardens

London, England

03.13.20 - 04.25.20

Frieze New York

The Sky Is Leaden in the South

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

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Derek Eller Gallery Booth

Randall's Island Park

New York, NY

05.07.20 - 05.10.20


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


Staying With The Trouble

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

Together we lie in ditches and in front of machines

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SMFA/Boston, Tufts University Galleries

Boston, MA

Curated by Kate McNamara

08.01-20- 10.31.20

Together we lie in ditches and in front of machines

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

Together we lie in ditches and in front of machines

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Solo, Derek Eller Gallery

New York, NY

September 2020

News

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."

Artnet Selects Ellen Lesperance: Velvet Fist as Not-To-Be-Missed in 2020

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

Sarah Cascone's list of "21 Highly Anticipated, Mind-Expanding, Museum Exhibitions to Seek Out Across the US in 2020."

Early Press for solo exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art in the Wall Street Journal

Press for my solo exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art published in the Brooklyn Rail

Early Press for solo exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art in the Wall Street Journal

"'We Were White and Sleepy Before' -- the Baltimore Museum of Art's Radical Makeover" by Kelly Crow announces the museum's 2020 initiative to exhibit and purchase works only from women artists.

Frederick Hammersley Artist Residency

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

Early Press for solo exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art in the Wall Street Journal

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."

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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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.

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