CONTACT
ellacdesmond@gmail


b.1990 Baton Rouge, LA
MFA candidate at Pratt Institute
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015   What Strangers Demand of You, Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, DC
2013   Ambiguous Ordinary, Ephemeral Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016   Beyond the Body, Dekalb Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
            Innervisions: New Prints 2016/Summer, International Print Center, New York, NY
            Inside the Window Glass, Dekalb Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
            UnOriginal, Pratt Gallery, Brooklyn, NY UnOriginal, Pratt Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
            On Repeat, Steuben Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014   ReWork, Glassell Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
            Love in the Modern World, Spanish Moon Foundation for the Arts, Baton Rouge, LA
2013   Printocracy, Bookworks, Asheville, NC
            A La Lumière, Spanish Moon Foundation for the Arts
            England in 1819, Baton Rouge Gallery, LA
2012   Lisa+, LaVerne Krause Gallery, Eugene, OR
            Delta Literary Art Journal, Baton Rouge Gallery, LA
            Art Unbound: Urban Nature, Foster Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
            Printmaking Traveling Show, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Nichols, LA


PUBLICATIONS & BIBLIOGRAPHY
2013   Civil Wars: Poems, David R. Slavic, Louisiana State University
2012   Marseille anthology, Pages D'Art, vol. 6,Jean Brager
            Crowe, Sarah. "The Art of Print", interview, Cornerstone, Summer and Fall, p.31, Louisiana State University Press
2011   La Différence anthology, Pages D'Art, vol. 5, Jean Brager


CURATOR, COORDINATOR, INTERN
2016/17 Coordinator with Lia Kim Farnsworth, Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Pratt Institute
2015   Curator with Linda Lauro-Lazin, Idle Idol: Trending Desires, Pratt Gallery
            Coordinator, Scotlandville Alumni Association Art Camp, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, LA
            Studio Assistant to Paula Wilson, Louis D. Beaumont Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis, MO
            Arts Administration and Print Intern, Island Press, Washington University in St. Louis, MO
2014   Intern, Galleri TM51, Oslo, Norway
2011-14 Print Assistant, Blackbird Letterpress, Baton Rouge, LA


DISTINCTIONS
2016/17 Merit Scholarships, Pratt Institute
2012   Graduate Grant Proposal Award, School of Art, Louisiana State University
            Art Unbound: Urban Nature, Second Place Award


TEACHING & LECTURES
2016   Artist Talk, International Print Center New York, NY
            Teaching Assistant to Donna Moran and Deborah Chaney, Pratt Institute
2015   Teaching Assistant to Judith Solodkin, Pratt Institute
            Visiting Teacher, Washington University in St. Louis, MO
            Artist Talk & Visiting Teacher, Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, DC
2011-15 Teaching Artist, Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, LA
2009-11 Teaching Artist, UMCC After-Care program, Baton Rouge, LA


COLLECTIONS
Penland School of Crafts
Louisiana State University
Eastern Oregon University


COLLABORATIONS
"Remusing", Paula Wilson
Hyunjung Lee
Delta Literary Journal
"Keep Writing", Hope Amico