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
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
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
Schön / Hide - Beautiful Verstecken - Meisterklasse Annette Schröter. Galerie Elten & Elten. Zurich, Switzerland.
Meisterschülerausstellung 2016. HGB Leipzig Gallery. Leipzig, Germany.
Schön / Hide - Beautiful / Verstecken - Meisterklasse Annette Schröter. Galerie Leuenroth. Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
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.