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BIO


Born in Chicago, Illinois, Ellen Cantor graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and UCLA Interior and Architectural Design Program. After a career in Interior Design, she shifted her focus into fine art photography in 2000.

In 2017, Ellen will be exhibiting at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, dnj gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Spartanburg Museum of Art, Spartanburg, SC, The Jerusalem Biennale, Jerusalem, Israel, Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CA, Napoli Art 1307, Naples, Italy, SBC SOLA, Los Angeles and Art Share, Los Angeles. Since 2002, she has exhibited in more than 150 shows in Los Angeles, throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

She has studied photography at Santa Fe Workshops, with Freeman Patterson and Andre Gallant in Canada and at the Los Angeles Center for Fine Art Photography with Aline Smithson.

Ellen is a founding member of The Peacock Group, a fine art photography collective in the South Bay. Cantor is also a member of the Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA}, Gallery 825 and the Jewish Artists Initiative. The LAAA is a prestigious non-profit arts organization that supports, nurtures and develops artists based in Los Angeles.

Her work has appeared on these ezines: Lenscratch.com, Lightleaked.com f-stopmagazine.com and fractionmagazine.com  

ELLEN CANTOR
 AWARDS  
 2016 Third Place, William J. McLaughlin Award for Photography, "21st Annual Art Exhibition at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital" Jurors: Stacie Brennan, Ernel Martinez, Lisa Murch
  Photolucida Critical Mass 200
  Honorable Mention, "Play" LAMAG Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA; Juror: Scott Canty
  Honorable Mention, Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Tribe Exhibit, 1938/1965; 1945/1970 from Family; Juror: Blue Mitchell
  Director's Award, TPS 25 International Exhibit; Director: Amy Holmes George
 2015 Julia Margaret Cameron Gala Award for Women Photographers; Juror: Laura Noble; Winner of Fine Art Competition
  Review Santa Fe
  Photolucida Critical Mass 200
  Honorable Mention, Center for Fine Art Photography, Still Life Exhibit: Bouquet,  Filled With Memories; Juror: Del Zogg
2014 Honorable Mention, Center for Fine Art Photography, Still Life Exhibit: Memories; Juror: Rebecca Senf
2013 1st prize Digital Expressions Category, Art Ability Exhibition, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Alice in Wonderland
2012 2nd Prize photography, 2012 Art Ability Exhibition, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, They Told Me I Had Scoliosis
  Director’s Award, A Smith Gallery, Imagination: They Told Me I Had Scoliosis
2003 2nd prize winner, Show and Contemporary IV International Juried Art Exhibition, Betterphoto.com
  1st prize, Small Treasures Juried Exhibition, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA
 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

 
 
2018 –Upcoming Providence Center for Photographic Arts, Providence, RI, Curator: Peter Miller
2017 Time and Memory: In Conversation, Malaga Cove Library Art Gallery, Palos Verdes Estates, Curator: Ketzie Diaz 
  Prior Pleasures, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, Curator: Hamidah Glasgow
  Prior Pleasures, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, Curator: Paula Tognarelli  
  Prior Pleasures, dnj gallery, Los Angeles, Curator: Pamela Schoenberg
  In Other Words, Spartanburg Museum of Art, Spartanburg, South Carolina; Curator: Ashleigh Payne 
  Prior Pleasures, Palos Verdes Central Library, Curator: Ketzie Diaz
2016 Unorthodox Anatomy, Hoyt Gallery at USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA; Curator: Ted Meyer 
2015 Prior Pleasures, Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk, Los Angeles, CA; Curator: Martha De Perez
2014 Unorthodox Anatomy, Zask Gallery, Palos Verdes, CA; Curator: Peggy Zask
2011-2012 Unorthodox Anatomy, Gallery 339, San Pedro, CA; Curator: Lauren Kilgore
2010 Dichotomy/Perception, Bergamont Station Cafe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2009 Dichotomy, Studio 339, San Pedro, CA; Curator: Lauren Kilgore
2004 Beyond Vision, The Loft, San Pedro, CA
2003 Light and Motion, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA
  Color and Motion, Menzie International, Los Angeles, CA
   
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS  
2017 South Bay Focus 2017, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, Curator: Emily Gonzalez-Jarrett
  dnj gallery artists, dnj gallery, Santa Monica, Curator: Pamela Schoenburg
  The Creative Portrait, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, Juror: Ann Jastrab
  Celebrating the Creative Process, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Juror: Kat Kiernan
  Ambiguous Realities, ART1307 Cultural Institution, Napoli – Italy, Curator: Cynthia Penna
  Personal Vacations, LAAA Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA, Juror: Chris Davies
  Phenomena, Neutra Gallery, Glendale, CA, Southern California Womans Caucus For Art
  Neighborhood Girls + Feminine Group Show, Hive Galery, Los Angeles, CA, Curator: Ellen Schinderman
  Cut It Out, Art Share, Los Angeles, CA, Jurors: Shana Nys Dambrot, Heidi Johnson, and Rick Robinson
  FRESH, SBC: SOLA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Jurors: Fatemeh Burnes and Peter Frank
  WATERSHED, Jerusalem Biennale, Jerusalem, Israel, Curators: Anne Hromadka and Georgia Freedman Harvey
  Ambiguous Realities, Italian Cultural Exchange, Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, Los Angeles; Curator: Cynthia Penna 
 2016 Size Matters, Medium Festival of Photography, Low Gallery, San Diego, CA; Juror: Allie Haeusslein, Diretor Pier 24, San Francisco, CA  
  Ayeka, Valley Beth Sholom, Encino, CA, Curator: Anne Hromadka 
  Art Ability, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Malvern, PA 
  Cob Gallery: 10 Castle Street, Dorset, UK; Curator: Cassie Beadle; Director: Victoria Williams 
  PLAY” 2016 Open Call at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, Juror: Scott Canty
  The Curated Fridge, Yorgos Efthymiadis, Director, Curator: Paula Torgnarelli, Director, Griffin Museum of Photography
  CA101, Redondo Beach Art Group, Redondo Beach, Curator: Nina Zak Laddon
  First Annual Fine Art Exhibit, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, Juror: Hamidah Glasgow, Director, The Center for Fine Art Photography,
  The Lives of Books, Dina Mitrani Gallery, Miami, FL, Curator: Dina Mitrani
  TPS 25: The International Competition, Texas Photographic Society, Alpine TX, Juror: Rixon Reed, Director, Photo-Eye, Santa Fe, NM
  Tribe, Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR, Juror: Blue Mitchell, founder One Twelve Publishing; Honorable Mention
  2016 Open Juried Exhibition, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT, Juror: Paula Torgnarelli, Director, Griffin Museum of Photography
 2015 Scarred For Life: Remnants of Trauma into Objects of Beauty, Virginia Teach Carillon School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA, Curator: Ted Meyer
  2nd Annual Open Call Juried Exhibition, Peter Miller Fine Art, Providence, RI, Juror: Paula Torgnarelli, Director, Griffin Museum of Photography
  Keepsakes, Davis Orton Gallery, Portfolio "I Can Only Remember What I Don't Forget," Hudson, NY, Curator: Karen Davis
  Still Life, Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, Juror: Del Zogg    
  Jerusalem Biennale 2015, Jerusalem, Israel, Jurors: Anne Hromadka and Georgia Freedman-Harvey
  Los Angeles/Jerusalem Biennale 2015, Hillel USC, Los Angeles, CA, Jurors: AnneHromadka and Georgia Freedman-Harvey
  CA 101, Redondo Beach Art Group; Redondo Beach, CA; Curator: Nina Zak Laddon
  Review Santa Fe, CENTER, Santa Fe, NM,
  Bound and Unbound III,University Libraries, University of South Dakota; Vermillion, SD; Juror: Sandra Brooke
  Photo Independent, Los Angeles, CA; Curator: Julia Dean and Sarah Hadley
  small time, Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825; Los Angeles, CA; Curator: Chris McCall
  Common Goods, Visual Arts Exchange, Raleigh, NC, Jurors: Jonathan Brilliant, Joyce Watkins, Matt McConnell
  Marvelous Things: The Art of Still Life, PhotoPlace, Middlebury, Vt., Juror: Aline Smithson
  Beyond Words, Contemporary Book Art, Foothill Gallery, Golden CO, Juror: Alicia Bailey
  The Art of Our Consumption, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO, Juror: Roscoe Wilson
2014 Visual Mixtape, Los Angeles Center for Photography, Los Angeles, CA
  Still Life, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO; Juror: Dr. Rebecca Senf
  Yeosu International Art Festival and 5th International Biennale, Artsonje Center, Seoul,Korea; Curator: Sun-jung Kim
  All Themes Considered, South Bay Contemporary, Rolling Hills Estates, CA; Juror: Scott Canty
  CA101 2014, South Gallery, Redondo Beach, CA; Curator: Nina Zak Laddon
  Center Forward 2014, Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO; Curator: Hamidah Glasglow, Director
  First Annual Members’ Show, Los Angeles Center for Photography, Los Angeles, CA ; Juror: Paul Kopeikin
  Prior Pleasures, HaleARTS Space, Santa Monica, CA; Curator: Michael Hale
  Abracadabra, Myth, Magic & Monsters, Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, CA; Curator: Anne Hromadka
  Alternate Realities II, Arena Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica, CA; Curator: Aline Smithson
 2013  Alternate Realities, Los Angeles Center for Photography, Los Angeles, CA; Curator: Aline Smithson
  In Motion, South Bay Lexus, Torrance, CA; Curator: Max Presneill, Curator Torrance Art Museum
  South Bay Focus, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA; Curator: James MacDevitt, Curator Cerritos College
  Art Ability, 2013, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Malvern, PA; Coordinator: Rachel McCay
  Curiouser and Curiouser, Photographic Dreams and Fiction, Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT; Curator: Blue Mitchell, Editor Diffusion Magazine
  Annual Juried Show, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA; Curator: Sylvia White
  The Photographic Self, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL; Curator: Carla Williams
  Gleaming Apollo, LAAA/Gallery 825, LA, CA; Curator: Shula Nazarian
  Creative Powers: Selections from Art Ability, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE; Curator: Susana Saunders
  Anatomies, Galerie Nadine Feront, Brussels, Belgium; Curator: Hadelin Feront
  Memories, WUHO Gallery, LA, CA; Curators: Lesley Krane, MFA, Associate Professor of Photography at CSUN and Niku Kashef, MFA, President of SCWCA
 2012 Visual Variations, Platt/Borstein Gallery, American Jewish University, LA, CA Curators: Judy Miller and Beverly Kurtz [3 person exhibition]
  Back To Back: 6 images from “Unorthodox Anatomy” UCLA Learning Resource Center,LA, CA; Curator: Ted Meyer
  All Media Juried Show, Los Angeles Art Association, LA, CA; Curator: Rebecca Morse, LACMA
  The Next: Emerging LA Artists, The Perfect Exposure Gallery, LA, CA; Curator: Aline Smithson
  South Bay Focus 2012, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA; Curator: Grace Kook-Anderson, Laguna Art Museum
  L’aura borealis, 100 Ways to View the Muse, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA; Curator: Bondo Wyszploski, Editor of Easy Reader
  Alternative Realities, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT; Juror: Laura Moya
  Out There, LAAA/825, June, Curators: William Escalera and Francisco George
  Imagination, A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, Curator: Aline Smithson
  Off the Hook, PS Zask Gallery, Palos Verdes, CA, Curator: Peggy Zask
  International Show, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA; Juror: Isabelle Lutterodt
  TPS20-The International Competition, Texas Photographic Society, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX; Juror: Arno Rafael Minkkinen
 2010 Nature Revisited, MaGriffe Gallery, San Pedro, CA [2 person exhibition]
 2009 Photography, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA; Curator: Phil Lohmann
  Aurora 2009, Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, LA, CA
  All-Media Library Exhibition, Palos Verdes Library, Palos Verdes, CA
  Goddess of Love, Los Angeles Art Association/ Gallery 825, LA, CA; Juror: Andi Campognone
 2008 Novella, Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, LA, CA; Juror: Meg Linton, Director, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design
  Juried Show, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA; Juror: Barry Krammes
 2007 Blooms, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Bridges Gallery, Los Angeles City Hall,LA, CA; Curator: Mary Oliver and Jacqueline Draeger
  Art International, A Fine Art Fair, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Pasadena Center,Pasadena, CA; Curator: Scott Canty
  Healing: A Contemporary View, Galerie Lakaye in conjunction with The Craft and Folk Art Museum, LA, CA; Curator: Carine Fabius, Galerie Lakaye
  Abstraction, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO; Juror: Gary Chassman
 2006 Photography, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA; Curator: Scott Canty and Phil Lohmann
  New Works, TAG, LA, CA; Juror: Laddie John Dill
  All Media Exhibition, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, Juror: Mike McGee
  Pure and Nimble, Gallery 825, LA, CA; Juror: Kristi Engle
 2005 Looking At Art, City of Los Angeles, Ontario International Airport, Ontario, CA
  Celebrate, Flash Gallery, Signal Hill, CA
  Art in the Garden, Palos Verdes Peninsula Library, Palos Verdes, CA
  City of Los Angeles Municipal Juried Show, Barnsdall Park, LA, CA
  Gallery 825 Southern California Juried Show, LA, CA; Juror: Wesley Jessup
 2004 Petite Works, Gallery 825 Annex, Bergamont Station, LA, CA
  White Planes, Gallery 825, LA, CA
  Spectra ’04, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT, Juror: Barbara Hitchcock, Curator and Cultural Affairs Director, Polaroid Corporation
  10th Annual National Juried Photo Competition, Texas Artists Museum, Port Arthur, TX; Juror: Brandon Gouthier
  On Site at the Gate 2004, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA; Juror: Meg Linton
  National Juried Art Show, Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM; Juror: Christopher Cook;Curator, Sioux City Art Center
  Texas National, 2004 Exhibition, Nacogdoches, TX; Juror: Ed Moses
 2003 4 Women, 4 Visions II, Malaga Cove Library, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes, CA
  Made In America, Second City Council, Long Beach, CA; July; Juror: Darlene de Angelo,Curator Huntington Beach Art Center
  America, Second City Council, Long Beach, CA; Juror: Wesley Jessup, Executive Director,Pasadena Museum of California Art
  On Site at the Gate 2003, Angels Gate Annual All-Media, San Pedro, CA
  All California Juried Exhibition, San Pedro, CA; Juror: Jay Belloli, Director of Gallery Programs, Armory Center for the Arts
  Hats Off, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA; Curator: Scott Canty
  Open National Exhibit, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA; Juror: Suzanne Muchnic, Art writer, Los Angeles Times
  Women’s Festival of the Arts, The Second City Council, Long Beach, CA; Juror: Ruth Weisberg, Dean of Fine Arts, USC
  New Photography Exhibition, LA County Fair, Pomona, CA; Juror: Paul Bielenberg, Steve Thomas, Curator of Collections, UCR/Cal Museum of Photography; Sheila Pinkel, Pomona College, Jack Butler, Cal State LA
2002 New Photography Exhibition, LA County Fair, Pomona, CA; Juror: Mark Johnston, Artist, Anne Lyden, Asst. Curator, J Paul Getty, LA, Victor Raphael, Artist, Lary Wiese
  Small Treasures Juried Exhibition, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA; Juror: Michelle DePuy Leavitt
2001 Four Women, Four Visions, Malaga Cove Library, Palos Verdes Estates, CA
  All Media Juried Exhibition, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA; Juror: Joni Gordon, Director Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles
ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS
 
 
 2017 Alternative Reality, float Photo Magazine, Ashley Kauschinger
Nancy Drew
www.lightleaked.com
http://www.floatmagazine.us/fullscreen-page/comp-j3f81uw5/de8ba8dd-bb19-4979-9601-4e089228c30f/29/%3Fi%3D29%26p%3Dp71u1%26s%3Dstyle-j3yi25nm
  Prior Pleasures, Kent Krugh http://aeqai.com/main/2017/06/fotofolio-ellen-cantor/
  4th Annual Los Angeles Center of Photography Members Virtual Gallery, https://lacphoto.org/selected-virtual-gallery-artists-lacps-fourth-annual-members-exhibition-2017/

Juror: Paula Tognarelli, Director Griffin Museum of Photography
2016 I Can Only Remember What I Don’t Forget, Jonathan Blaustein, http://aphotoeditor.com/2016/11/18/medium-festival-of-photography-part-2/
2015 www.rfotofolio.org, Prior Pleasures, Editors: Connie and Jerry Rosenthal
Jewish Wisdom and Wellness Online Gallery; 
http://www.jewishwisdomandwellness.org/artist/test-artist-post-2/
2014 Prior Pleasures, www.lenscratch.com, Editor: Aline Smithson
  Fraction Magazine 62nd Anniversary Issue, www.fractionmagazine.com, Editor: David Bram
2013 Lightleaked, Photo Friday, www.lightleaked.com, Curator: Ashley Kauschinger
  Juxtaposition, F-Stop e-Zine, www.fstopmagazine.com, Curator: Christy Kempinski
2012 Poetic Objects; Still Life as Subject, Photo Place Gallery, VT, Online Gallery, Curator: Sue Lezon
   

BIBLIOGRAPHY & PRESS 
 
Easy Reader, “Slipping Under the Covers…and glancing between the lines with Ellen Cantor by Bondo Wyszpolski, February 16, 2017
This Week Blog, The Beauty of Childhood Books, August 10 2016 – View the Article
Silvershotz Magazine, May 2015
Slate/Behold Blog, Mesmerizing Photos that Capture the Thrill of Reading, Sept. 2, 2015
SBC’s exhibit ‘All Themes Considered’ draws artists from near and far, Palos Verdes Peninsula News, Thursday, July 31, 2014
L’aura Borealis, Peninsula People Cover Photo, December, 2012
Oh, My Aching Back: Art at UCLA Medical School, Lisa Napoli, Which Way LA, National Radio, 2012
www.Examiner.com/cultural-photography, Sept. 2011
RAP-10, Jeffrey Crussell Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2010
Daily Breeze, January 14, 2005, “Photos Feature Botanic Gardens” 2004
Palos Verdes Peninsula News, Nov., 4 Women with 4 Visions Opens New Exhibit, 2003
Palos Verdes Peninsula News, June, PVAC Opens Summer Exhibits Tomorrow, Ellen Cantor Seeks Patterns in Nature Peninsula People, July, Art Center Shows, 2003
 

COLLECTIONS 
 

Judy Colburt