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The Intellectual Art of Ellen Driscoll: Five Public Works

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Ellen Driscoll's work encompasses sculpture, drawing, and public installation. Recent large scale installations include FastForwardFossil #1 and #2 at FrederiekeTaylorGallery, and Smack Mellon, and "Revenant" and "Phantom Limb" for Nippon Ginko, Hiroshima, Japan.

Earlier works include "The Loophole of Retreat" at the Whitney Museum at Phillip Morris; "As Above, So Below" for Grand Central (Terminal Station in New York City, a suite of 20 mosaic and glass images for the tunnels at 45th, 47th, and 48th Streets); "Catching the Drift", a restroom for the Smith College Museum of Art; and "Wingspun" for the International Arrivals corridor at Raleigh Durham airport. Ms. Driscoll has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bunting Institute at HarvardUniversity, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Massachusetts Council on the Arts, the LEF Foundation, and Anonymous Was a Woman.

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Her work is included in major public and private collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of Art.

Ellen Driscoll is a Professor of Sculpture at Rhode Island School of Design.*

The Artist, Ellen Driscoll, by Artnet's Artists Work Catalogs

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The View From Here, Forest Park Metro Station, St. Louis, MI, by Artnet's Artists Work Catalogs

Pro Patria Mori, Security Gates, National WW I Museum, Kansas City, MI, by Artnet's Artists Work Catalogs

Filament-Firmament, Cambridge Public Library (query Mass or England), by Artnet's Artists Work Catalogs

Wingspun, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, NC, by Artnet's Artists Work Catalogs

Filament-Firmament, Cambridge Public Library (query Eng or Mass), by Artnet's Artists Work Catalogs


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