Michael Ellis is a multimedia artist living and working in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His paintings, sculptures and and installations explore the intersections of memory, trauma, and the politics of a disjointed present. He earned a BA cum laude in Creative Writing from the University of New Mexico, and is an MFA candidate at the Southwest University of Visual Arts. He has exhibited his work in a number of galleries in central and northern New Mexico. His commissioned work has appeared at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the Bernalillo County Courthouse, Albuquerque Public Schools and at the University Hospital. Michael is a professor at the Southwest University of Visual Arts where he teaches illustration, fine art and general education courses. He also hosts weekly open figure drawing sessions there. He has taught many workshops and seminars about concept development and art technique.