Ellen Babcock

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Ellen Babcock

Associate Professor

Associate Professor, Art Practices

Ellen Babcock’s varied creative practices draw inspiration from a panoply of materials and processes and range from sculptural installations and collaborative public projects to watercolor and pencil works on paper. She is an Associate Professor of Art Practices at the University of New Mexico and the founder and former director of Friends of the Orphan Signs (FOS) an organization that places public art in abandoned road signs.

The FOS project, Revivir, won a 2013 Americans for the Arts Public Art Year in Review award, and her recent watercolor painting, Oracle, won a juror’s award at the 2021 Crocker Kingsley Biennial. Ellen has exhibited in numerous California, New Mexico and Maine venues, including Southern Exposure in San Francisco and the Center for Contemporary Art and the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Portland, Maine.