Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but grew up in Xi’an, China; currently attending The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Growing up in a city of more than nine million people with scarce green spaces and little to no wildlife, Ellner has always felt a disconnect from the natural world. Despite these feelings of alienation, his relationship with nature is a focal point of his practice. From his personal experiences of encountering and engaging with nature, Ellner weaves together playful narratives that capture intimate moments of this connection. Through careful abstraction, Ellner can heighten and fully portray the whimsical and awkward interactions he has with the environment around him.
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Born in in Milwaukee, WI. Currently residing in Chicago.
Anna Binta Diallo