Ellen Babcock



2002  MFA in Sculpture, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA

1979   BA in Art, Smith College, Northampton, MA, cum laude

1984   BFA,  Portland School of Art, Portland, ME

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017   Holdraketa (Navio), Off Lomas, curated by Candice Hopkins and Raven Chacon,  Albuquerque, NM 

2016   All Hands On Project, Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, Portland, ME

           C to See, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

2008  The Viewing Platform, Gallery 1078, Chico, CA

2007  Passage, Ampersand Gallery, San Francisco, CA

North,  Oakland Museum offsite, Oakland, CA,

21st and Potrero,  301 Bocana Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Barroco, San Francisco Recycling and Disposal, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016  Out of Many, One, University of New Mexico Art MuseumAlbuquerque, NM

2015   All Hands On, Phase One,  Maine College of Art 4-person alumni biennial, Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, ME

2014   All Hell, for You Are the Doorway, curated by Billy Joe Miller with 516 Arts at The Railyard, Albuquerque, NM

2013   Keepsake, with Billy Joe Miller, Albuquerque, NM

           Tradewinds Signs Rally, High Desert Test Sites, curated by Libby Lumpkin and Dave Hickey, Albuquerque, NM

Rock, Paper, Scissors, 333 Montezuma Arts, Santa Fe, NM

2012   Alcoves 12.6, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

Tradewinds Revival,  ISEA 2012, the International Symposium of Electronic Arts, Albuquerque, NM

Friends of the Orphan Signs, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM

2011   Turf, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

Orphan Signs, Governor’s Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Shadowshop by Stephanie Syjuco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Recology, 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Intersection 5M, San Francisco, CA

2010   Alchemy, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

2009  Sculpture as Analogy to Landscape, SCA Contemporary Art, Albuquerque, NM

2008  Pastforward, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

2007  Ice Blue, The Tiny Gallery, Big Think Studios, San Francisco, CA

Silicone/Silica,  The Oakland Museum offsite at the Oakland Airport, Oakland, CA

Bottle Redemption, Center for Outdoor Contemporary Art, McLaren Park, San Francisco, CA

Professional Experience

2015 - present  Associate Professor of Sculpture, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

2009 - present Founder and Director, Friends of the Orphan Signs, a collaborative not for profit public art organization making use of abandoned road signs in Albuquerque, NM

2009 - 2015     Assistant Professor of Sculpture, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM


2013  Americans for the Arts Public Art Year in Review, Outstanding Public Art Project Award

2002  Dennis Leon Faculty Award

Edwin and Adelaide Cadogan Fine Arts Fellowship


2013  Rock, Paper, Scissors, THE magazine, June (review)

2008  Bad at Sports, episode # 163 (interview)

 2007  Robert Callaway at http://www.artfever.blogspot.com/2007/05/ellen-babcock-at-san-francisco-dump.html

2004  Ja  “Crust at A.O.V.”, by Mark Van Proyen, Artweek,  San Francisco, p.16

 2003, October 29  “Critic’s Choice-Crust”, by Lindsey Westbrook, San Francisco Bay Guardian

Artist Residencies

2007  San Francisco Recycling and Disposal (Recology)

2005  Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

2003  Headlands Center for the Arts Project Space