Born 1988, in Westlake Village, California.

EDUCATION
2014 - 2016  Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig, Germany. Meisterschülerin in the class of Annette Schröter
2010 - 2011  Kunsthochschule Mainz, Germany. Studied under Professor Anne Berning
2006 - 2011  BFA, California State University, Chico. Chico, California

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019  Tilted Lens. Galerie Oel Früh, Hamburg, Germany
2017  Protagonists. Galerie Rothamel, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2013  Place Space. Overdose Gallery. Chico, California
2011  On, On, Pliant Signifier.1078 Gallery. Chico, California
2010  Double Monologue. BMU 3rd Floor Gallery. California State University, Chico

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
Nous qui désirons sans fin. Galerie Jeune Création, Romainville, France
Painting Painting Painting. Raum Vollreinigung. Berlin, Germany
2018
Congratulations! Kunstverein Speyer. Speyer, Germany
25. Leipziger Jahresausstellung: Silber. Werkschauhalle / Halle 14. Leipzig, Germany
SCOPE. Galerie Rothamel. Erfurt, Germany
Nach dem Bild ist vor dem Bild. 75 Malerinnen aus Leipzig. KV Freunde Aktueller Kunst. Zwickau, Germany
2017
SUPERVISION. Langestraße 31, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Ausstellung zum Wettbewerb um die Hans-Purrmann-Preise 2017. Finalist for the Großen Hans-Purrmann-Preis. Städtische Galerie Speyer. Speyer, Germany
2016
Meisterschülerausstellung 2016. HGB Leipzig Gallery. Leipzig, Germany
Schön / Hide - Beautiful / Verstecken - Meisterklasse Annette Schröter. Galerie Leuenroth, Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Galerie Elten & Elten, Zurich, Switzerland
Klassentreffen. Kunsthalle der Sparkasse Leipzig. Leipzig, Germany
2015
PR!NT. La Cambre Galerie. Brussels, Belgium
Wunschlos Glücklich. Kunstverein Duisburg. Duisburg, Germany
Freistil. Kunstverein Speyer. Speyer, Germany
Screen. Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg. Wolfsburg, Germany
2014
Stories 3: Ellen Akimoto, Haley Hughes, Trevor Lalaguna, Sienna Orlando, Brad Thiele.1078 Gallery. Chico, California
2013
2012 Crocker-Kingsley Prizewinners. The Crocker Art Museum. Sacramento, California
An Alibi of Validity. Laxson Fine Arts Gallery. California State University, Chico
2012
Stories 1: Ellen Akimoto, Haley Hughes, Trevor Lalaguna, Sienna Orlando, Brad Thiele. 1078 Gallery, Chico, California
The Crocker- Kingsley Competition. Blue Line Gallery. Roseville, California
Fluid Narratives: Ellen Akimoto and Ulises Meza. The Orland Art Center. Orland, California
2011
From the Rooster to the Donkey: Ellen Akimoto and Elise de Castelbajac. Atelier Zukunft. Mainz, Germany
2009
Fifty-fifth Annual Juried Student Exhibition. University Art Gallery. California State University, Chico
6th Ink/ Clay- CSU Chico ceramic work. Turner Print Museum. California State University, Chico
20th Annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art. Davis, California
10 10 20. B- So Space Gallery. California State University, Chico

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
2019  Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
2018  Arbeitsstipendium from the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen.
2015  DAAD Study Scholarship for Foreign Graduates
2012  Merit Award. The Crocker- Kingsley Competition. Blue Line Gallery
2011  Preis des Präsidenten. Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
2009  Carol Channing and Harry Kullijian Endowment for the Arts Scholarship
2008 - 2009  Mary Ahlquist Memorial Scholarship
2008  E. John Hagen Memorial Scholarship