Ellen Ramsey
Contemporary Tapestry

Seattle, Washington, USA

Selected Recent Exhibitions

(For a complete CV, contact me)


NWCraft24, The Schack Art Center, Everett, WA

Heallreaf 5, Westin Park, Shropshire UK, Morley Gallery, London, UK, Farfield Mill, Cumbria, UK

VIII International Triennial of Textile Arts, Szombathely, Hungary

Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound, Vashon Center for the Arts, Vashon Island, WA


Common Threads: Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound, Jansen Art Center, Lynden, WA

Heroes and Villains, Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA

International Fiber Arts XI, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

Small Expressions, Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum, LaConnor, WA; Haywood Community College, Clyde, NC; Yadkin Valley Fiber Center, Elkin, NC

Wall Hanging, The Vestibule, Seattle, WA

Connections, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

American Tapestry Biennial 14, Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN


Small Expressions, UT Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN; Aiken Center for the Arts, Aiken, SC; Arts & Heritage Center, North Augusta, SC; Edison Gallery, Foothills Art Center, Elkin, NC; Studio 203, Los Angeles, CA

Clay & Textile, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY

72nd A-One, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT

Heallreaf 4, Farfields Mill, Sedbergh, UK; Oxmarket Contemporary, Chichester, UK; RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, UK.


More Impact: Climate Change, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA.

International Fiber Arts X, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA.

Weaving Re-Imagined, New Hope Arts, New Hope, PA.

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


Politically Charged, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA.

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

Recent Prizes and Awards

Finalist, Kate Derum International Award for Tapestry (AU), 2024

Honorable Mention, Small Expressions 2023

Heallreaf Prize (UK), Heallreaf 3, 2019

Finalist, Kate Derum International Award for Tapestry (AU), 2019

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


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

MA, Art History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1990

Professional Affiliations

Juried member, Northwest Designer Craftsmen, 2019 - 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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