Michael Ellis

michaelellislines@gmail.com

 b. 1979 Iowa City, IA. Lives and works in Albuquerque, NM

Education

2020 MFA (candidate) in Studio Arts, Southwest University of Visual Arts, Albuquerque, NM (expected graduation: May 2020)

2002 BA cum laude, English: Creative Writing, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Selected Exhibitions and Collaborations

2019 All I Ever Had of You Were Shadows, solo multimedia installation, Basement Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Fun – A – Day, group show, fourteenfifteen Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Face me in the Ruin (forthcoming) performance in collaboration with Ren Adams, Joe DeBonis, John Morgan and Amanda Dannae Romero, fourteenfifteen Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2018 Solo exhibition, First Thursday Art and Music Series, Loma Colorado Library, Rio Rancho, NM

Graduate Student Gallery, juried exhibition, Southwest University of Visual Arts, Albuquerque, NM

Fragments, group show, The William Platz Gallery, Southwest University of Visual Arts, Albuquerque, NM

Face me in the Ruin, performance in collaboration with Ren Adams, Joe DeBonis, John Morgan and Amanda Dannae Romero, The William Platz Gallery, Southwest University of Visual Arts, Albuquerque, NM

All that Remains, collaboration with Ren Adams, The William Platz Gallery, Southwest University of Visual Arts, Albuquerque, NM

Fun – A – Day 2018, group show, Graft Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Vestigial – Art About Obsolescence, group show, Graft Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (catalogue)

2017 In Microscale, group show, Metallo Gallery, Madrid, NM

Zero Hour, collaboration with Ren Adams, Remarque Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2016 VERSUS: Kubrick/Tarantino, group show, Downtown Contemporary Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2015 The World of Alcheringa, group show, Jean Cocteau Theater. Santa Fe, NM

Selected Published Artwork and Commissions

2016 Camino Real Productions, prop design and fabrication, oil paintings, digital paintings, vector art, lighting special effects for stage play Woman on Fire by Marisela Trevino Orta, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM

Duhigg, Cronin, Spring & Berlin P.A. Law Firm, medical illustrations, civil trial, 2nd Judicial Court District, Albuquerque, NM

University Hospital Department of Orthopaedics monthly research newsletter, Bone Saws comic, Albuquerque, NM

Mavis the Magical Bookmobile (non-profit library), character design, illustrated marketing properties, Denver, CO

Pyragraph (online career & lifestyle magazine), portrait illustrations

Seven Veils Media (marketing company), character design, illustrated marketing properties, Albuquerque, NM

2015 Red Stylo Media & Action Lab Comics, 27 Club Comic Anthology, interior illustrations, Baltimore MD

2014 – present ­           The Weekly Alibi, contributing artist, Cletus the Defeatist ongoing comic strip, cover illustrations, Albuquerque, NM

Osuna Elementary School, promotional illustrations, Albuquerque, NM

2014 Strange Horizons Magazine, feature illustration for Rib short story by Yukimi Ogawa

Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office, promotional artwork, Bernalillo County, NM

Selected Teaching and Workshops

2017 – present            Faculty (Professor), Southwest University of Visual Arts, Albuquerque NM

2018                            Instructor, New Grounds/ Remarque Print Workshop and Gallery (drawing, monotype, sequential art, Photoshop)

Making Comics! Sensations After School Program. Manzano Day School, Albuquerque, NM

2017                            Time & Space in Comics. Bubonicon Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. Albuquerque, NM

2016                            Understanding Comics. New Mexico Librarians’ Association annual conference. Albuquerque, NM

2015 – 2017                Making Comics Workshops, Bernalillo County Public Library System

2008 – Present            Sol Arts/ 7000BC Comics 501(c)3 non-profit visual arts learning collaborative

Curation

2018                            Fragments, co-curation with Ren Adams and Jessica Kennedy, The William Platz Gallery, Southwest University of Visual Arts, Albuquerque, NM

2017                            Student Gallery, co-curation with Ren Adams, Eric Gant, Ken Green, Jessica Kennedy, and Jared Wittenmeyer, Southwest University of Visual Arts, Albuquerque, NM

Awards

2016                            Harvey Award Nominee, Best Comic Anthology – 27 Club, Red Stylo Media & Action Lab Comics

2014                            Best of Burque from The Weekly Alibi, Best Local Comic – Cletus the Defeatist