Transplanting Reality, Transforming NatureBy ellen jantzen
Bio...Ellen Jantzen was born and raised in St. Louis but moved to California to attend FIDM in downtown Los Angels. Here, she obtained her advanced degree in Fashion in1992. After a few years working in the industry, including several years at Mattel Toy Co. as a senior project designer, she became disillusioned with the corporate world and longed for a more creative outlet. Having been trained in computer design while at Mattel, Ellen continued her training on her own using mostly Photoshop software.
As digital technology advanced and the newer cameras were producing excellent resolution, Ellen found her perfect medium. It was a true confluence of technical advancements and creative desire that culminated in her current work using both a camera to capture staged assemblages and a computer to alter and manipulate the pieces. Ellen has been creating works that bridge the world of prints, photography and collage.
She is being represented by the Susan Spiritus Gallery in Newport Beach CA.