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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.

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.

Since 2002, Ellen has exhibited in more than 100 shows in Los Angeles, throughout the United States, Europe and Asia including UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA; Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA; Hebrew Union College-JIR, Los Angeles, CA; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE; Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA; Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL; Galerie Nadine Feront, Brussels, Belgium; Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO; Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA; Texas Photographic Society, Johnson City, TX; Yeosu International Art Festival and International Biennale in Yeosu, Korea, among others.

She 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, f-stopmagazine.com and fractionmagazine.com

 

 

 
ELLEN CANTOR


SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

 
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  
   
 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

 
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
   
AWARDS

 
2015 Review Santa Fe
   
  Photolucida Critical Mass 200
   
  Honorable Mention, Center for Fine Art Photography, Still Life Exhibit: Boquet Filled With Memories
   
2014 Honorable Mention, Center for Fine Art Photography, Still Life Exhibit: Memories
   
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
   

BIBLIOGRAPHY & PRESS
 
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
 
Eugenie York
Sarah Diazari
Judy Colburt
Cecilia Dyba
Marcia and Steve Colton
Marjorie and Franklin Ventura
Downtown Women’s Shelter, Los Angeles, CA
Providence Medical Institute
Bonnie Sachs