Ellen Shattuck Pierce

Printmaking has been a useful medium for protest, for distributing knowledge, and for the decorative arts.  I embrace all three aspects by using relief cuts to create interiors, wallpapers and artist books with a feminist point of view.  I have always been a fan of magical realism in literature and the idea that the impossible can happen in everyday life.  I use photos from my house, art historical references, and design magazines to illustrate the tension between order and disorder.

I am a long-time resident of Boston, MA.  I moved to Boston to attend the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, I graduated from UMass Boston, and received my Ed.M in Arts Education from Harvard.  Being part Canadian, I longed to spend time in Canada and moved to Toronto to complete my MFA at York University.  I am represented by 13 Forrest Gallery and show my work nationally and internationally.  Currently I have work in two international print shows:  the 8th International Juried Print Exhibition in Albuquerque, NM and the 7th Biennial Footprint International Competition 2020 at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT.

UrbanToile, 8’x8′, handprinted wallpaper

Detail of Urban Toile


Overflow#3, 12×12, linocut and collage

Good Neighbor, 12×12, linocut and collage

Blending In, 12×12 , linocut

Love, 12×12 , linocut