Ellen Ramsey
Contemporary Tapestry

Seattle, Washington, USA


Individualized study in Gobelin tapestry technique with Mary Lane, former Director of Education at the Schuer Tapestry Studio (NY, 1982-1989), 1998-2001

Master of Arts, Art History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Selected Exhibitions

2021  Small Tapestry International 7: Elements, Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul, MN; Lincoln City Cultural Center, Lincoln City, OR.

2020  Interwoven: Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound, Tacoma Community College Art Gallery, Tacoma, WA. 

2020  Politically Charged, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA.

2020  Fiber 2020, Silvermine Arts Center Gallery, New Canaan, CT.

2020  Currents 2020: National Craft Exhibition, Schack Art Center, Everett, WA

2020 The Gold Standard of Textile and Fiber Art, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY

2019 Heallreaf 3, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK; Espacio Gallery, London, UK.

2019 International Fiber Arts IX, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA.

2019 Finalist's Exhibition: Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne, Australia.

2019 Transformation: Fiber as Medium, The Common Thread Gallery, online at http://thecommonthreadgallery.com

2019 Time Made Visible: Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound, Vashon Center for the Arts, Vashon Island, WA.

2018 Botanical Realm, World of Threads, Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

2018 World Tapestry Now: American Tapestry Biennial 12, online at https://americantapestryalliance.org/exhibitions/atbiennials/

2018 Creativity Persists, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA.

2018 Northwest Fine Arts Competition, Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle, WA.

2017 International Fiber Arts VIII, Sebastapol Center for the Arts, Sebastapol, CA.

2017 Fiber Fusion, Schack Art Center, Everett, WA.

2016 American Tapestry Biennial 11. South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN; Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS; Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA.

2015 Small Tapestry International 4. Orville Hanchey Gallery, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA; Biggs Museum of Art, Dover, DE; Artspace, Raleigh, NC.

2015 Coastal Fiberarts 2015. Heritage Museum, Astoria, OR.

2014 Vessels: An Exhibition of Fiber Art, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA.

2014 From Lausanne to Beijing: 8th International Fiber Art Biennale, Nantong,China.

2014 Fiber Celebration 2014. Fort Collins Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO.

2013 Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound: TAPS Contained, The Brick House Gallery, Tacoma, WA.

2012 Putting the Art in Fiber Arts: Proud Past, Dynamic Future, Art/Not Terminal Gallery, Seattle, WA.

2012 NWxSE. Gaston County Museum, Dallas, NC; Harbor History Museum, Gig Harbor, WA.

2006 American Tapestry Biennial 6, Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI; Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA; Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA.

Honors and Awards

Winner, Heallreaf Prize, 2019

Finalist, Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries, 2019

People's Choice Award, Northwest Fine Arts Competition, 2018

Best in Show, Coastal Fiberarts, 2015

Best in Show, Fiber Celebration, 2014

Best Dynamic Future, Putting the Art in Fiber Arts, 2012

Award of Excellence, Fiber Celebration, 2005

Professional Affiliations

Juried member, Northwest Designer Craftsmen, 2020 - present

Member, Textile Study Group of New York, 2019 - present

Member, Tapestry Weavers West, 2018 - present

Juried member, Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound, 2012 – present

American Tapestry Alliance, 1997 – present; Board of Directors, 2003-2009

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