Ellen M. Blalock
My role as a narrative artist is to create a vehicle of visual and oral communication to narrate the lives of people that need to be heard and listened to. My job is to listen, to record, to make available the voices and stories of what is missing. The Fathers’ Project, Beyond Boundaries in Ghana, The Quilt Project, Know Me, the WHOLE Me and CAGE have all grown out of my need to help give voices to people and communities that need their stories told.
I work in many media. The main ones are photography, video, drawing, and fiber. Some of my projects have been collaborations with other artists for performance art and installations pieces.
My work has been exhibited at several museums and galleries throughout the United States.
I have taught courses in art history and photography at Georgia College and State University, Georgia Southern University and Onondaga Community College. My signature course is, The Visual Narrative, a studio course.
I have a BFA from Tyler College of Art, Temple University and a MFA from Syracuse University.
My passions are art, traveling, art, learning, art, teaching, art, breathing, art, living, art, loving, art, and insects.
I really love insects!