About Ellen Cornett
I am from Kensington, MD, and have a BA in Studio Art from University of Maryland in College Park.
In 2000, after more than 25 years as a graphic designer, I returned to fine art. Inspired by the work of Wolf Kahn and Paula Rego, I began telling stories in pastel, charcoal and carbon pencil, and had my first solo show in 2008. I have exhibited extensively in local and national shows. In addition, I teach drawing and painting at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.
In 2019 I was invited to participate in an interactive exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum, “Rirkrit Tiravanija: (who’s afraid of red, yellow, and green)” where, along with 14 other artists, I created charcoal murals on the museum walls.
I maintain a studio in Cheverly, MD.