Portfolio > M.Ellen Cocose

Flora 26
Mixed Media On Canvas
48" x 48"
Vividus 14
Mixed Media On Canvas
60" x 36"
Vividus 13
Mixed Media On Canvas
60" x 36"
Vividus 12
Mixed Media On Canvas
60" x 36"
Vividus 10
Mixed Media On Canvas
60" x 36"
Flora 38
Mixed Media On Canvas
48" x 48"
Flora 37
Mixed Media On Canvas
24" x 24"
Flora 32
Mixed Media On Canvas
24" x 24"
Flora 31
Mixed Media On Canvas
36" X 80"
Flora 29
Mixed Media On Canvas
30" X 30"
Flora 28
Mixed Media On Canvas
24" x 24"
Flora 19
Mixed Media On Canvas
48" x 48"
Flora 18
Mixed Media On Canvas
48" x 48"
Flora 17
Mixed Media On Canvas
48" x 48"

M. Ellen Cocose

If there is one word that conveys the artwork of M. Ellen Cocose, it would be luminous. Ellen’s works are suffused with the mysterious ever changing quality of light. Her recent abstracted works are an exploration of reflection, refraction, suspension and diffusion. Conveyed with unique ambiguity, richness and depth, they are at once dynamic and contemplative.

The works of M. Ellen Cocose are an exquisite fusion of photography and painting. The creation of each piece is an arduous building process of 20-30 layers of photographic imagery, painting, and glazes. Layer upon layer, worked and reworked, deconstructed and reconstructed, the finished painting bears no resemblance to any of the original source material. M. Ellen Cocose began painting and drawing at the age of nine, studying art and classical piano for 6 years at internationally renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts. She continued her art education at college first in Florence Italy, then at University of Illinois - where she studied Medical Illustration, and finally at Columbia College in Chicago - where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Cocose spent the next decade in the advertising world, owning her own commercial studio. In 1997, yearning to go back to her fine art roots, she left advertising, and began her career exclusively as a fine artist. Cocose’s unique style is a result of years of experimentation combining different media. Her inspiration comes from a lifetime of travel. Ellen’s curiosity in other cultures and arts has taken her around the world to over 25 countries in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa.

Cocose’s work is represented in galleries nationwide, and has been exhibited in solo and group shows. Her artwork may be found in corporate and private collections worldwide, including Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, New York City, Calgary, London, Paris, and Seoul.

Education:

Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI Drake University, Florence, Italy University of Illinois, Champaign, IL Columbia College, Chicago – Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

Selected Collections:

Mayo Clinic
Shefsky & Froelich
OliverMcMillan Mather
Lifeways Malko
Marshall Field’s
SemGroup, L.P
Bradner Smith & Company
Griffith Laboratories Reyes Holdings
Marques Douglas – NFL player

Publications:

Luxe Chicago
Metropolitan Home Décor & Style Magazine
The Artful Home
The Sourcebook of Residential Art

Exhibitions:

2013-present: Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL
2013: KM Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2013: Gallery H, Three Oaks, MI
2012: Gallery KH, Chicago, IL
2012: Gallery H, Three Oaks, MI
2011: Gallery KH, Chicago, IL
2011: Gallery H, Chicago, IL
2010: Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
2010: Gallery KH, Chicago, IL
2010: Citadelle Art Foundation, Canadian, TX
2010: Gallery H, Three Oaks, MI
2009: Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
2009: Gallery KH, Chicago, IL
2009: A Muse Gallery, Columbus, OH
2009: Gallery H, Three Oaks, MI
2008: Rene George Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2008: Gallery KH, Chicago, IL
2008: Fine Line Designs Gallery, Door County, WI
2008: Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada
2008: A Muse Gallery, Columbus, OH
2008: Gallery KH, Chicago, IL
2007: Mary Bell Galleries, Chicago, IL
2007: Wiessman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006: Anam Art Gallery, Naperville, IL
2000: Art Resources Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1999: Land's End Corporate Gallery, Dodgeville, WI