Stephen Ellis is a contemporary painter with a style that is best labeled as geometric abstraction. Stephen Ellis was born in High Point, North Carolina in the year 1951.
Ellis attended the Boston University School for the Arts before finishing his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University located in Ithaca, New York. Ellis went on to a master’s program at the New York Studio School.
Ellis is now based out of New York City.
The artist often works with oils and alkyd paint.
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The artist is a past recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Ellis is part of the teaching faculty at the Cooper Union School of Art where he teaches painting. He has taught all over the country including the California Institute for the Arts and the Rhode Island College of Design in addition to the other well known colleges.
Ellis has a wonderful sense of color and enjoy his bold and heavily applied paint.