My images float in an undefined, ambiguous space. Some suggest houses, buildings, rooms, and other architectural or geometric structures. The structures sometimes evoke human presence and human interactions, and can also be seen as metaphors for internal states of being. Other works employ organic and geometric forms that create a similar effect. My paintings can be interpreted as pure abstractions or as self-contained narratives. An ironic humor with a meditative, existential, transcendental bent informs them.
Ellen Weider lives in NYC. She received her MFA from Pratt Institute and a BA from Hunter College. Collections include: New York Public Library, Prints and Drawings Collection; Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division; Rutgers Print Study Archive, Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ; Memorial Sloan Kettering Art Collection, NY, NY; Capital Group Art Collection, NY, NY; Fidelity Investments Art Collection, Boston, MA; Georgetown University Art Collection, Washington, DC; Free Library of Philadelphia, Phil., PA; Newark Public Library Print Collection, Newark, NJ; and many private collections. Her work is included in the Bau Contentiore di Cultura Contemporanea, N. 18, 2021-22. Her catalog “E.W. Squared: Ellen Weider Drypoint” is in the collection at Harvard's Widener Library. She recently published the book Ellen Weider Paintings, which is available at blurb.com/bookstore.