(b. 1958, Patterson, New Jersey) Ellen Berkenblit’s paintings are vibrantly colored, highly energetic and figurative. The figures she chooses have one purpose: they carry the line that she wishes to draw. “The figures are not symbolic; they don't represent anyone or anything in particular. They are the perfect excuse to get the first line going. Sometimes it is not the line that starts this domino effect - it can be a color.” With numerous solo shows to her credit at galleries in Paris, Vienna, Amsterdam, Brussels, Rome and throughout the United States, Ellen Berkenblitʼs work has been included in exhibitions at the Farnsworth Art Museum (2011), Artist Space, New York (2009), the New York Academy of Art (2008), the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (2007), the Tucson Museum of Art (2005), and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY (2004). Berkenblit lives and works in New York.
Tigers vs. Witches, 2012