Ella Weber intentionally maintains minimum wage jobs as a means to fuel her art, both financially and conceptually. In doing so she utilizes various means to investigate the tension between consumer and viewer, the performer an employee, artist, and gallery. She earned a BFA from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and an MFA with distinction in printmaking from the University of Kansas. Weber has attended arts residencies at Oxbow School of Art, The Wassaic Project, Anderson Ranch, The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Signal Culture and most recently, Munson-Williams-Proctor-Arts-Institute Artists in Residence Program in Utica, New York. The artist has exhibited widely in selected venues such as The Haw Contemporary (Kansas City, MO) The International Print Center of New York (New York, NY), Art at Wharepuke (New Zealand) Project Project (Omaha, NE), Lamaar Dodd School of Art (Athens, GA), Forum Gallery at Cranbrook Academy of Art (Southfield, MI) and most recently The Union for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE). She has taught at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, PrattMWP College of Art and Design and is a mentor in Joslyn Art Museum’s Kent Bellows Mentorship program. Weber currently resides in her parents’ suburban basement while slicing meat in a deli.
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