Ellen Frances Tuchman was born in Los Angeles, studied at U.C.L.A. and California College of the Arts (BFA, Textiles, 1976). She lives in Dallas, Texas, is represented by Koelsch Gallery in Houston, and has work available at Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas.

A sense of wonder and a love of repetition inspire, as her use of traditional techniques relegated to ‘women’s work’ combines with painting and digital imagery. Tuchman creates a dialogue between her two bodies of work — the witty and nostalgia-packed narrative oeuvres and the painterly paper quill abstractions. Tension always presents itself in her work, pairing beauty vs. tragedy, big ideas vs. minute detail, and craft vs. fine art.

Her current series, entitled BANDWIDTH, speaks to global communication and its’ minute fragments of information being partially captured and morphing with changing perspectives.

Catherine D. Anspon featured her in the book, Texas Artists Today, published by the University of Texas Press.

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012 The B-Side, Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX (catalogue)
          Houston Art Fair, FOCUS booth with Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

2009 Out Of My Mind, PanAmerican ArtProjects, Dallas, TX (catalogue)
          Travelogue, Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX (catalogue)

2007 Flights of Fancy, PanAmerican ArtProjects, Miami, FL
          Anecdotes, Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX
          Road Trip, PanAmerican ArtProjects, Dallas, TX (catalogue)

2006 George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005 Re-Membering, Pan American Art Gallery, Dallas, TX
          Vistarama, Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX
         
Chapel Chromatica, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX (brochure)

2004
Chapel Chromatica, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (THE MAC), Dallas, TX
          Translucence of Time, Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, New Orleans, LA
          Remember When, Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

2003 Chapel Chromatica, Four Walls, Fort Worth, TX
          Installation at Travis Tower, Houston, TX
          Memento Mori, C. G. Jung Center, Houston, TX

2002 Chronometry, North Harris College, Houston, TX (lecture)

2001 The Four Seasons, Irving Arts Center, Irving, TX (catalogue)
          traveled to Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX (January 2002)

1996 Sentimental Journey, Hebrew Home for the Aged, Riverdale, NY

1995 One Urban Man, Two Suburban Women, Marie Park, Dallas, TX

1993 Gardens and Fairy Tales, Artisana/Gallery 2526, Dallas, TX

1992 Recent Works, Hickory Street Annex, Dallas, TX

1982 Karl Bornstein Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1981 Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY

1980 Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014 MAC@20 Part 1, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (THE MAC), Dallas, TX

2013
 Idle Hands, Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
          Collage: Now, Then & Again, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX

2011 Obsessive Worlds, The Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX;
          traveled to Alexandria Art Museum, Alexandria, LA (catalogue)

2008 Candyland, PanAmerican ArtProjects, Dallas, TX

2007 Cool, PanAmerican ArtProjects, Dallas, TX
          Bookworks, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX

2006 Bridge Art Fair Miami, Catalina Hotel, Koelsch Gallery
          PanAmerican ArtProjects, Miami, Fl
          Evolution, University of Dallas, Haggerty Gallery, Irving, TX
          Biennial Southwest, The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
                        (curator: Neal Benezra, SFMOMA)
          con(text), Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX
          -scope  ny, Koelsch Gallery booth, New York, NY
          Assistance League of Houston CELEBRATES TEXAS ART 2006, Houston, TX
          (juror: Jeffrey Grove, High Museum of Art, Atlanta)

2005 Layered, Stacked, Assembled, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
          Galerie Sho, Tokyo, Japan (Tokyo Art Fair, August 5-8)
          Group Show: Summer Salon, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2004 OBJECTification, The Gallery at the UT Arlington, Arlington, TX,
                        curator: Nicholas Wood (brochure)
          Contemporary Feminism, Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX
          scope la, Koelsch Gallery, ‘lucky strikes: strike it rich - installation’ room 201, Los Angeles, CA
          100 Drawings, University of Dallas, Haggerty Gallery, Irving, TX
          Material Possibilities, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX

2003 Fragments, University of Dallas, Haggerty Gallery, Irving, TX
          Juror’s Choice, Women and Their Work, Austin, TX
          Mark Making: A Drawing Show, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
          way cool, Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX

2002 Juror’s Choice, Women and Their Work, Austin, TX
          Women Image: Image of Women, The Gallery at Dodds Hall, University of New Haven, CT
          CraftHouston 2002: Texas, The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX,
                        curator:  Kenneth Trapp (catalogue; travels to the Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock,
                        South Texas Institute for the Arts, Corpus Christi and the Galveston Art Center)
          Dumbo and Beyond, Davis Gallery, Austin, TX, curator: Marjorie Moore
          Pink Perspectives, Studio 107, Austin, TX, curator: Catherine Dossin (catalogue)

2000 Joyce Scott and Friends Revisited: Pushing the Boundaries of Beadwork, Mobilia Gallery,               Cambridge, MA
          Material World, Marta Hewett Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
          Beadwork in America, Haydon Gallery, Lincoln, NE (traveled to Hastings College; catalogue)

1999 Masquerade, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX

1999 Art in the Metroplex 1999, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, juror: Clint Willour
          A Fresh Look at Texas Art, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX, juror: Terrie Sultan
          Critic’s Choice: Dallas Visual Art Center at the African American Art Museum, Dallas, TX,
                        juror: James Surls (catalogue)

1998 Self Portraits: Up Close and Personal, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX

1997 Celebration, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas
          Main St. Arts Festival, Contemporary Art Center, Fort Worth, TX, juror: Charles Wylie
          National Works On Paper, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX, juror: Barry Whistler

1996-1992 December group shows, Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX

1991 A Visual Discourse, Peregrine Gallery, Dallas, TX
          Time Is Relative, Beverly Gordon Gallery, Dallas. TX
          Silent Stories, Peregrine Gallery, Dallas, TX

1990 How I See Who I Am, Beverly Gordon Gallery, Dallas, TX

 

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