M.F.A.          2002 Photography, San Jose State University

B.F.A.           1997 Photography, Massachusetts College of Art

1997 Massachusetts College of Art International Studies, Skopelos, Greece



          2017                RISCA Project Grant for Individual

          2016                RISCA Individual Artist Grant

          2012                Change Inc. Emergency Grant

          2011                Funding through USA Projects, an initiative of United States Artists

          2010                Urbana Arts Grant, Envision 365 Art Award

          2008                Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

          2007                Medial Art Museum, Honorable Award, London, England

          2006                Print Center International Juried Competition Calumet Award

          2005                Inter-Art Foundation International Award of Distinction, Romania

          2004                Leeway Foundation, Window of Opportunity Grant

          2004                Fraser Gallery International Photography Competition, First Place

          2002                Women in Photography International Featured Artist Award

          2001                Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts and Sciences, Natl. Juried Merit Award

          2001                Graduate Equity Fellowship, San Jose State University

          2001                Barnum-Everett Scholarship, San Jose State University

          2001                National Alliance for Excellence, Inc., ALEX award in Visual Arts

          2001, 2002     Catherine Urban Award, San Jose State University

          2001                Board of Directors Scholarship, San Jose State University

          1997                Dondis Traveling Fellowship Award


Exhibition Record

Solo Exhibitions


2018-Sundown, AS220 Project Space, Providence, RI

2017- Dizzy, BankRI, Providence, RI

          Drawing Dad is Dizzy, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

          PVD Wishes, Public Art PVD Fest, Providence, RI

2016- Faces of Woonsocket public art project funded by RISCA, Woonsocket, RI

          Springboard Series, Dear Diary, Bye. The Contemporary Theater Company, RI

2014- Are you the One? In conjunction with the Solow Festival, Philadelphia, PA

2013-2014- Dear Diary, Bye. Performance, Philadelphia, PA (playwright and producer)

2012- BAG, Carr Gallery, Idaho Falls, ID

2011- BAG, Glasgow Goodkind Gallery, Glasgow, MT

          BAG, St. Joseph University, Philadelphia, PA

          BAG, Artspace LIberti, Philadelphia, PA

2010- BAG, Independent Media Center, Urbana, IL

2009- A Chronicle of Lovers Center for the Book Arts, New York, NY

          Korean Notebooks Orange Coast College Photography Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA

2008- Images from Ciudad Colon, Galeria Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica

2007- Yo Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006- International Gallery of Contemporary Art, Anchorage, AK

2005- Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ

          Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, CA

          Elastic Identity, Southern Light Gallery, Amarillo, TX

2004- Information, Information, Bridgette Mayer Gallery (project space), Philadelphia, PA

          Solo Exhibition, Tyler School of Art Exhibition Space, Philadelphia, PA

          A Little Girl No More, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

          A Little Girl No More, Abrons Art Center, Henry St. Settlement, New York, NY

           New Work, Clinton House Artspace, Ithaca, NY

2003- Texas Tech University, School of Art, Lubbox, TX

2002- Phantom Art Gallery, Girl/Woman/Girl, San Jose, CA

          Remembering Twelve, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibit, Gallery Three, San Jose, CA

2001-New Mythologies, Herbert Sanders Gallery, San Jose, CA

          New Paintings, Gallery Five, San Jose State University

          Scopophilia, Collaboration with Jennifer Levy, San Jose State University

2000 -Girls, Gallery Two, San Jose State University

1998 -Girls at Ten, Boston Public Library, Jamaica Plain, MA

     Of Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice, Light Sources, Boston, MA



Select Group Exhibitions


Care (Give and Take), New Hope Art Gallery, Cranston, RI (curator)

Healing Arts, Sprout Gallery, Providence, RI

Habitat/ion Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

BAG, Providence T.F. Greene Airport, Warwick, RI (percent for art)

Healing Through Art, Studio Montclair, Montclair Library Gallery, NJ

Wurks Group Exhibition, Providence, RI

New Beginings, PCPA, Providence, RI


 Winter Solstice, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

 Invitational, Peter Miller Fine Art, Providence, RI


75 degrees Oeste/ 75 Degrees West, Centro Colombo, Medelin Colombia


Photoissma Art Fair, Landscape Stories: Adolescence, Venice, Italy

Meta Fiber: Part of Fiber Philadelphia, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

MassArt Juried Benefit Auction, MassArt, Boston, MA


Windswept Invitational, NES Artist Residency, Skagastrond, Iceland

Refugee Reading Room, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA

MassArt Juried Benefit Acution, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

The Public & The Private, (Scene)Metrospace, Lansing, MI


ICPNY, Anniversary Exhibition, New York, NY

Photobook!! Davis Orton Galery, Hudson, NY

Essence: The Truth in Portrait, Austin Details Art & Photo, Austin, TX

Photo Spiva 2010, Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO

Identity The Anchor Collection, Philadelphia, PA

SPE Juried Exhbition, Silicon Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA

Women, The International House, UPENN, Philadelphia, PA


Altered Book: Artists Re-imagine the Book Reed Whipple Cultural Center, Las Vegas, NV

Fall Exhibition Gallery 612, Haddon Heights, NJ

Summer Selections 2009 International Print Center, NY, NY

Bodega Exhibition, Perfect Eight, New York, NY

Bitch Fusion Art Musueum, New York, NY

Sanlun Yishu, Mobile Gallery, Beijing, China

A&C Art Fair Seoul 2009, Seoul Art Gallery, Seoul, S, Korea

The Concept of Contemproary Art, Galery Meepyung, Seoul, S.Korea

Philadelphia Center for the Book presents Stretching the Spine: Books on Health & Healing the Hahnemann Library, Philadelphia, PA

H(4U) Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH


New Prints 2009, International Print Center, New York, NY

Bitch Fusion Art Musueum, New York, NY

Sanlun Yishu, Mobile Gallery, Beijing, China

IRevelar, Naomi Silva Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Artoteque 1st Annual Biennial, London, England

Faculty Exhibition, University of Ulsan, South Korea

Print Center’s 82nd International Competition The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

Pacific Festival of the Book, Victoria Arts Connection, Victoria, BC Canada

Big Food, Bowman Gallery, Allegheny College, PA

Altered Books, Minneapolis Public Library, Minneapolis, MN (curated by Betty Bright)


Dirty Little Secrets,  Altered Esthetics Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Conceptually Bound, University Art Gallery, Chico, CA (catalogue)

Dangerous Women, The Gallery at  Mercer Comm. College, Trenton, NJ (catalogue)

Crossroads, Rhonda Schaller Studio, New York, NY (catalogue)

Interactions, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

Detrius Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, S. Orange ,NJ

Seams and Surfaces, Gallery 124, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Medial 2. Art Biennial, Art Addiction, London, England

Contained Art, Galerie Sei-Un-Do, Zurich, Switzerland

Growing Up Girl, Open Lens Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Holidaze, Go North Gallery, Beacon, NY


Proof: Video Screening curated by  Colette Copeland, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

SubTerrane, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

Vernacular Spectacular Extravaganza Exhibition, UPenn Meyerson Gallery, Phila. PA

Terror, Intersection for the Arts, San  Francisco, CA

Texas Photographic Society International Juried Traveling Exhibition, Austin, TX

Growing Up Girl, Open Lens Gallery at the Gersham Y, Philadelphia, PA

Cut and Paste, Falling Cow Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Boobies, Falling Cow Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Second Skin, Harding Mott University Center Gallery U of Michigan, Flint MI

80th Annual International Competition, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

Engendering Diversity, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA

12th Juried Exhibition, curated by Bonnie Benrubi, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

National Women’s Exhibition, Impact Artists’ Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Women’s Things:  Reassessing Everyday Objects, Rogue College, Grants Pass, OR

Bound/Unbound, The Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Framed, City/County of Wilmington, DE

Click Art, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago IL

Meraviglia,  Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College, Easton, PA


Alpan International 2005,  Alpan Gallery, Long Island, NY

SPE Mid-Atlantic Video Festival Screening, Fairfax, VA

Philadelphia Cheek, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Momenta Art Benefit 2005, White Columns , New York, NY

Art Full Text, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

National Women’s Show, Washington Gallery of Photography, Bethesda, MD

Women, Words and Images, Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY

Letters, Words and Books, SPA Gallery, Barre, VT


Relative: Photographing Domesticity, ATHICA, Athens, GA

Pareidolia, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

Closer In, Contemporary Arts Center, North Adams, MA

Rendering Gender, Truman State University Art Gallery, Kirksville, MO

2004 Everson Biennial, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY

Women in the Middle, for NWSA, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

New American Talent: The Nineteenth Exhibition, Arthouse, TX: Traveling Exhibition

re(GENDER), University of Detroit, Detroit, MI

Bethesda International Photography Competition, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD

Pages, The Ink Shop, Ithaca, NY (Curated by Buzz Spector)

Document, TIXE Art Space, NY, NY

Identity, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Alternative Materials Show, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, M


National Juried Show, Organization of Independent Artists, Gallery 402, NY, NY

Faculty Show, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

International Assemblage Artist Exhibition, Gallery 24, Berlin, Germany

Ellie Brown and Erin Shaddox, Community School of Music and Art, Mtn. View, CA

Juried Exhibition, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA


Girls, Georgia State University Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Heritage Bank Group Show, San Jose, CA

Ladyfest South, Atlanta GA

Gallery 1101, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

MUSAWWIR ARMAS, First Exhibition, Trenton, NJ

Regarding Beauty, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX

National II Exhibition, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

June Show, The SPACE Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2002 Spring International Invitational Exhibition, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE

The Center for Photography Annual Benefit Auction, invitational, Woodstock, NY

Out of State, WORKS, San Jose, CA


Namenlosen, Anno Domini, San Jose, CA

Best Contemporary Art 2001 WWW National Juried Art Exhibition and Photographic Processed III International Exhibit, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE Urban, Suburban & the Boondocks, The Second City Council, Long Beach, CA

Genderplex, San Jose Art League, San Jose, CA

Embodied: Feminist Self Portraits, Galeria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista, CA

Artist/Athlete/Artist: Portrait of the Artist as Athlete, Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA

Juried Art Show, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove

National Juried Competition, Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ-Merit Award Winner

29th Annual Photo Exhibition, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA

Women Image Women, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA

A.I.R. Gallery 4th Biennial, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY


Two Photographers, Exit Gallery, Reno, NV, 2000

Terminal, Gallery Oni, Boston, MA, 1999

Perfect Strangers, The White Elephant Gallery, Boston, MA, 1998

Summer Exhibition, Skopelos, Greece, 1997 International Exhibition

Manifest, A Biennial of Contemporary Visual Art, Copley Society, Boston, MA, 1997

Emerging Image, Fitchburg Museum, Fitchburg, MA, 1997

Illuminations, Massachusetts College of Art, Student Life Gallery, Boston, MA, 1996




Landscape Stories: Adolescence (Photo book publication)

HOME…IS WHERE THE CAMERA IS exhibition catalogue, juror Julie Blackmon

2010 BAG Publication of Photographic Works

2009 Ten Days in the CAPSULE Publication of Photographic Works

2008 Two Girls: My Sisters 1996-2006 Publication of Photographic Works

Girl Wide Web edited by Sharon Mazarella, Book Cover

Journal of Family Life, July 2009

Masters of Art and Trends in Art Hardcover Book Publication, by World of Art

International Museum of Women: Art in the Age of Beauty, article Sept. 2007

Journal of International Women's Studies, May edition, Vol 8, no 4

IRIS- A Journal About Women, Fall 2003, Issue #47 (photo essay)





  • I Know That Face by Adam Hogue Providence Monthly, June 2016
  • WHYY radio piece by Peter Crimmins on Dad is Dizzy June, 2015

Plateform Magaine, Conceptual Relationship, 09-09-09

Catchlight Magazine, Photography Feature, Summer 2008

Two Girls: My Sisters 1996-2006 Publication of Photographic Works

Exhibition by Art Colony Residents review-A.M. Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica,

Feb. 8, 2008, by Helen Thomas

Maiden USA by Kathleen Sweeney- book article and photos January,2008

Philadelphia Weekly Disposable Culture by Kate Kilpatrick October 24, 2007

Philadelphia Weekly Dream Girls by Roberta Fallon Jan. 10, 2007

Afterimage What Are You Afraid Of? By Erin Garcia Jan/Feb 2007

PJM News ‘International Photo Exhibits” by Mark Baechtel Sept. 14, 2006

Philadelphia Art Blog “Cut Up and Newly Pasted” by Caitlin Intern Sept. 26, 2006

Philadelphia Inquirer “Boobies” by Edward Sozanski August 4, 2006

Philadelphia Weekly, “Cheek Please” by Roberta Fallon July 6, 2005

Amarillo Globe-News  exhibition review by Hunter Ingalls, May 1, 2005

Artweek Preview by Debra Koppman, May 2005

Getout Amarillo, exhibition preview by Chip Chandler, April 8, 2005

Women in the Middle, Walker Point Center for the Arts Catalogue, 2004

New American Talent, Arthouse at Jones Center Catalogue, 2004

JANE Magazine, August 2003, “Be More Than a Muse” page 46 (photo)

Vitaphobia , Spring/Summer 2003 “Ellie Brown, an interview”

Photofile Magazine #42, Review by Doug Dubois, Ellie Brown’s ‘Girls,Winter 2002, pages 26-35 (photos)

San Jose Mercury News, “Artists Fill in the Blanks in Downtown S.J.” Jan. 19, 2003

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,  Nov.22, 2002, “Girl Watching Fuels Thought at Georgia State” , page 6 (photo)

Girls (catalogue), Georgia State University (photo)

San Jose Mercury News, “Our Art, Ourselves”, July 23, 2002 (photo) - Featured Interview


Conference Lectures

Lady Project Summit, Writing an Artist Statement, Providence, RI 2017

SPE National Conference, San Francisco, Voyeurism and Intimacy, March 2012

Popular Culture and Education in Asia, Hong Kong, December 2008

“The Korean Female’s Self-Gaze”

SPE Mid-Atlantic Region Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 2006

“Lovers Books”

SPE Western Region Conference, Oakland, CA, Fall 2002

“Girls: Public Spaces vs. Private”




Visiting Artist Lectures

Visiting Critic, Kutztown University, April, 2009, 2011, 2013

Ten Days in the CAPSULE Arcadia University, Philadelphia, PA December 2009

How to Manage a Fine Art Career, UArts, Philadelphia, PA, December 2009, 2014

A Chronicle of Lovers, Center for the Book Arts, New York, NY October 2009

First Person Arts Salon “Ten Days in the CAPSULE”, Philadelphia, PA July 2009

First Person Arts Salon “Ten Days in the CAPSULE” July 2009

At Any Age, a panel discussion, The Gersham Y, Philadelphia, PA Jan. 2007

A History of Book Making, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA Sept. 2006

Altered Book Making, Temple Main Campus Summer Session, August 2006

Lunch Box Lecture, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, October 2005

Foundations Lecture Series, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA, Sept. 2005

Altered Book Collage, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA March 2005

See Art, Hear Art, Speak Art, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY August 2004

New York State Summer School for the Arts, Cazenovia College, NY, July 2004

Growing Up Female in America, Elmira College, NY, May 2004

Re-visioning Women's Bodies, Johnson Museum, Cornell University, March 2004

Notre Dame High School, San Jose, CA April 2002

The Girls Middle School, Mountain View, CA April 2002

Girls for a Change Launch Event, lecture and exhibition, November 2001


Professional Teaching ExperienceCollege/University Level

     2012-2015 Instructor, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

      -Digital Photo Studio, Photoshop

     2010- Instructor, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

      -Professional Practices, Digital Photography II, Contemporary Photography, Intermediate Digital Photography

     2007-2010 Adjunct Instructor, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

      -Experiencing Art (Altered Books), Color and Design, Digital Photography

      2009-Adjunct Instructor, Bucks County Community College

       -Intro to Digital Photography

      2008- Visiting Professor, University of Ulsan, Ulsan, South Korea

      -Color Theory, Digital Design, Content Analysis  

      2005-2007 Full-Time Lecturer, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

      -2D Foundations, Foundation Computers, Photography (Analog and Digital)

      2004-2005 Adjunct Instructor, Kutztown University, PA

      -Introduction to Photography

      Fall 2004 Adjunct Instructor, The College of New Jersey

      -Digital Photography

2003-2004 Lecturer- Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

-Introduction to /Documentary Photography (six classes)

2000-2002 Instructor on Record- San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

-       Beginning and Intermediate Photo (three classes)

2001-2002 Adjunct Instructor, National Hispanic University, San Jose, CA

-Visual and Performing Arts, Music Appreciation

1999-2000 Teaching Assistant-San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

-       Shelly Cook, Shape of Space and Reed Estabrook, Intro to Photography

      2000 Internship- SFCamerawork, San Francisco, CA



Artist Residencies (Artist-in-Residence)

Community Builder in Residence, NeighboWorks, Woonsocket, RI

NES Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland, June 2011

Julia and David White Artist’s Colony, Costa Rica, May 2007

Santa Fe Art Institute, Full Fellowship, May 2006

Atlantic Center for the Arts Associate Artist/Graciela Iturbide, June 2002


Professional and Community Service

2015- Taller Puertorrequeno Art Specialist, Finding African and Latino Roots

2015 SPARQ artist in residence, create social justice parade for 5th grade students

2015 Art Futures artist in residence, self-portraiture project grades 9-12

2014-2015 a20 Mural Arts artist in residence, cyanotypes and bookmaking

2010 Coordinated Collaborative Book Project for Women’s Caucus for the Arts

2007 Volunteered at Cardinal Bevilacqua Community Center Girls Group teaching Photo

2006 Volunteered at Red Shield homeless shelter, taught photography to kids

2003 Brought visiting artist Robin Lasser to Ithaca College for public lecture and collaborative workshop entitled Persona: Public vs. Private.

2003 Advisory Board and Program Director, Sister2Sister, Ithaca, NY

Developed programming and art show for middle school girls’ event.

2001 Volunteer Artist, Girls for a Change, San Jose, CA. Created audio promotional piece and worked on launch event.


Exhibitions Curated

Care (Give and Take) New Hope Art Gallery, Cranston, RI Nov. 2017-Mar 2018

Body, Mind, Hair, Rowan University Art Gallery,Glassboro NJ, Oct.-Nov. 2010

Family Ties UPenn Fox Gallery, Philadelphia, PA October 2009

Viva la Video- a showcase of Bay Area video artists. WORKS, San Jose, CA Dec. 2001



IBM commissioned “Under the Sea” for the Shark Byte public art project. Completed with the students of Downtown College Preparatory, San Jose, CA 2001


Corporate  and Private Collections

Jerome Peribere, Dow Chemicals, Philadelphia, PA

Johnson and Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ

Lafayette University, Easton, PA

Bruno Bertocci, Chicago, IL

Larry Lewis, Kingston, NY

Alex Campos, Center for the Book Arts, New York, NY

Ivy Silver, A Chance to Heal Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

Karen Lightner, Philadelphia Public Library Print Collection, Philadelphia, PA

Robin Lasser, Berkeley, CA

Robert Brand, Solutions for Progress, Philadelphia, PA

University of Ulsan, Office of the President, Ulsan, South Korea

UCLA Arts Library, Artist Book Collection, Los Angeles, CA

Issaacson Miller Executive Search Firm, Boston, MA

Scott B. Davis, MOPA/Medium Photo Festival, San Diego, CA

Chis McCaw, San Francisco, CA