ELLEN RICH often works with cut paper to form abstract color-driven paper sculptures. Her recent suite of paintings are more closely tethered to a traditional painting format (acrylic on canvas) seem new, however her skill at making art that feels fresh, alive and on time drives the work and connects it to previous bodies of work, keeping us in a conversation about the joy of color and the satisfaction of painting that begins and end with emotion.

After graduating from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and receiving a Traveling Scholarship her work has been exhibited in a variety of venues including the Genovese Sullivan Gallery, the Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts, the Trustman Gallery at Simmons College, the Maine Center for Contemporary Art, the New England School of Art and Design and most recently the Essex Art Center. Her buoyant, color-rich art occupies a space somewhere between two and three dimensions and is in the collections of Wellington Management, Meditech, Simmons College as well as many private collections.