Ellen Harvey was born in the United Kingdom and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She is a graduate of the Whitney Independent Study Program and took part in the P.S.1 National Studio Program. She has exhibited extensively in the U.S. and internationally and was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial. Recent solo exhibitions include The Nudist Museum at the Bass Museum, Miami Beach, FL; Ruins are More Beautiful at the Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland; Mirror at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; and A Whitney for the Whitney at Philip Morris at the Whitney Museum at Altria.
She has completed projects for both the New York and Chicago Transit Authorities—most recently a mosaic for the new Metro-North Yankee Stadium Station—and is currently working on commissions for the Federal Government’s Art in Architecture program, New York’s Percent for Art and the Philadelphia International Airport (in collaboration with Jan Baracz).
Her book, The New York Beautification Project, was published by Gregory Miller in 2005 and Ellen Harvey: Mirror was published by the Pennsylvania Academy in 2006. A monograph, Ellen Harvey: The Museum of Failure will be published by Gregory Miller in 2013.
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