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Ellen Jantzen says, "In this series I am using imagery to convey my "feelings" about the state of nature, the nature of trees, and how to express their connection to past, present and future.

By obscuring a portion of the image through a veil, I strive to heighten the remaining reality through discovery and reflection.

Can Artists Heal Nature

As human actions impact the natural environment, can artists heal nature? Does art bring “special powers” to the table? If so, what are they? What is ‘art’? What is ‘nature’? What needs healing? 

Disturbing the Spirits deals with both reality and time (past/present/future) and my growing attachment to the healing powers of the natural environment.

My life has taken a turn over the last four years. I returned to my place of birth in the US Midwest after leaving my home of 20 years. I left my California home with a range of emotions, from deep regret, loss and grief to longing and anticipation of what was to come; there is a new life brewing within.

I have been searching for meaning in my new life and have taken solace in the nature of this region.... its ever-changing seasons bring about an awareness of the fleetingness of life. I have an obsession with disappearance, of revealing only bits of reality and obscuring the rest through a veil of obscurity."

Awards

2018
11th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS - Honorable Mention in the Abstract Category for my photo, Synchronized Color and Honorable Mention in the Fine Art Category for my photo, Amplification
SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS - my photo, Barrier Relief was Commended in the Enhanced Category and will be published in the accompanying book.

2017
SPECIAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR in the International Photography Awards.
1ST PLACE WINNER in the International Photography Awards, Digitally Enhanced Category
3rRD PLACE WINNER in the International Chromatic Awards, Professional Abstract Category
HONORABLE MENTIONS for two series (Alternative Process Category) 10th Annual Pollux Awards, juror Julio Hirsch-Hardy managing director of The Gala Awards
HONORABLE MENTION for one series (Fine Arts Category 10th Annual Pollux Awards, juror Julio Hirsch-Hardy managing director of The Gala Awards
RUNNER UP in the 10th Julia Margaret Cameron Award honoring women in photography.
SHORT LISTED Art Gemini PhotoX Award, exhibition in London, June
2nd PLACE NYC4PA Liquid 2017 Award, juror Debra Klomp Ching
NOMINEE (Fine Art Category) Fine Art Photography Awards
3rd PLACE Life-Framer open call, juror Brian Paul Clamp
NOMINEE (Abstract, Professional Category) 10th International Color Awards
FINALIST (Alternative Process Category) 9th Annual Pollux Awards, juror Julio Hirsch-Hardy managing director of The Gala Awards

2016
HONORABLE MENTION (Photomanipulation) for my piece “To Have and Have Not" ND Awards (Neutral Density Photography Awards)
BRONZE AWARD WINNER (Fine Art, Special Effects Category) 1st Tokyo International Foto Awards
FIRST PLACE WINNER (Fine Art, Special Effects Category) Moscow International Foto Awards
LONGLISTED for the Aesthetica Art Prize (exhibited 04/14 - 05/29)
HONORABLE MENTION (Fine Art Category) for my piece “Committed to Memory, 2 - International Color Awards, 9th Annual

2015
WINNER of the 8th Julia Margaret Cameron Award honoring women in photography. Only 15 women were chosen world-wide by juror Laura Noble, UK.
WINNER-Alternative Process Category in the 8th Julia Margaret Cameron Award HONORABLE MENTION (abstract category) at the 10th Annual Black and White Spider Awards
HONORABLE MENTION (Fine Art Category) for my series "Unity of Time and Place" in the London International Creative Contest
SILVER AWARD WINNER for my piece, "A Resonant Chill" in Art Forward Contest, #3 2ND PLACE, MERIT OF EXCELLENCE AWARD, International Color Awards, 8th Annual

2014
GRANT-2014 INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS AWARD from the Santo Foundation, St. Louis Missouri
HONORABLE MENTION (Special Effects), in the Moscow International Foto Awards for my series "Place of Departure"
WINNER OF PX3, Prix de la Photographie, Paris awarded First Prize (Gold
Medal) in Fine Art/Digitally Enhanced category for my newest series "Place of
Departure".
GOLD MEDAL AWARD, in the San Francisco International Photography Exhibition, curated by Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography... for my piece "Let The Others Follow"
HONORABLE MENTION, in Natural World exhibition at the Center for Fine Art Photography for my photo “Harmonic Progression”
HONORABLE MENTION, in The Life/Framer Beauty in Life exhibition for my photo “Remaining a Mystery”

2013
NOMINEE, for the 5th edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for women photographers (Fine Arts Category).
HONORABLE MENTION, in The Texas Photographic Society’s 26th Annual Members’ Only show for my photo “Reaching The In-between”
WINNER, Landscape Section, in the Spring Awards at The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards
WINNER OF PX3, Prix de la Photographie, Paris awarded First Prize in category Fine Art, for my series “Transplanting Reality; Transcending Nature”.... chosen from thousands of entries from 85 countries.
WPGA Gallery of Photographers, selected for a year’s representation and website for winning several weekly contests
TOP 20, BEST SUBMITTED PHOTOS: FINE ART, in the 2013 Raymond Weil
International Photo Competition for my photo “In The Field of Gold”
CONTEMPORARY IMAGEMAKERS, 1st INDUCTEE, in the PhotoMedia Center’s “Contemporary Imagemakers Program 2013”.

List of Earlier Awards provided upon request

Invitational Exhibitions

2018
MOPLA (Month Of Photography LA), Instagram Jam exhibition at The Line Hotel, Opening April 12th.2017
THE HAND MAGAZINE's EXHIBITION,
OVERVIEW_2017, Group exhibition at the Bruno David Gallery, Clayton Missouri. June 24 -August 12
FOTOGRAFICA BOGOTA, 7th International Biennial of Photography; Theme "Territories" at FOTOMUSEO, May. I am the featured artist.
GRIFFIN MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY, http://griffinmuseum.org/show/disturbing-the-spirits "Mudras", opening July 7th at Leedy Voulkos ArtCenter in Kansas City, MO.
The show will run through August.Critic's Pick!! My Disturbing The Spirits series will be featured from March 18 – May 28, 2017.page3image22176

2016
BERLIN FOTO BIENNALE, at Plazazzo Italia, Berlin - October 6-30 during the European Month of Photography
INVITATIONAL MOSCOW, at Na Kashirke Art Gallery, Moscow July 20-August 7th

2015
DEPTH OF FIELD, curated by RfotoFolio at Art Intersection Gallery in Gilbert, AZ September 8 - October 24
SUMMER SHOW, At Qlick Editions, Amsterdam. July 27-August 29
"and / or" A Group Exhibition, at Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis Missouri, May 1-June 27th INCOGNITO, fund raising exhibition at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica CA. 05/02
POINT & SHOOT, solo exhibition at Qlick Editions, Amsterdam, opening March 6

2014
ART:314, at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis Missouri, November 14.
ELLEN JANTZEN, solo exhibition at Fontbonne University Fine Arts Gallery, St. Louis Missouri, August 29 - September 26
PORTRAIT/PROCESS Exhibition, at the International Photography Hall of Fame and Musuem, St. Louis Missouri, June 19-Sept 28.
OVERVIEW_2014, at the Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis Missouri, May 9 - June 21st PROJECT ROOM, at the Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis Missouri.
PHOTO LA, featured in the Susan Spiritus Gallery booth, January 16-19
INCOGNITO, fund raising exhibition at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica CA. 04/26

2013
ALIVE-Moving Nature, at the Laguna College of Art+Design, November 7-December 19, Laguna Beach CA
TRANSCENDING REALITY, at the Bruno David Gallery, November 1-30 2013, St. Louis Missouri.
FEAR AND LOATHING, curated by Kate Ware, Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art, sponsored by Art Photo Index at Photo Eye Santa Fe.
THE LIGHT FACTORY 32ND ANNUAL ART AUCTION, fundraising efforts for the Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography, Saturday, Nov. 23
INCOGNITO, fund raising exhibition at Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica CA. May 11

A list of earlier invitational exhibitions provided upon request.

Juried Exhibitions

2018
THE PRINT SWAP at MOPLA (Month Of Photography LA), Group exhibition at ROW, DTLA. Opening April 14th.

2017
SMALL WORKS, The Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins CO. November 17 - Dec.16th
AMBIENT LANDSCAPES, Black Eye Gallery, Sidney Australia - October 30 - Nov 13
DECEPTION, Juried by Brian Paul Clamp, Filter Space at Filter Photo, Chicago Ill. September 15 - October 21 we like small things, (all images 10 x 10 or less) Filter Space at Filter Photo, Chicago Ill. September 15 - October 21
THE PRINT SWAP at PHOTOVILLE, Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, Dumbo New York, NY. Opens September 13
ANALOG v. DIGITAL, Foley Gallery, New York, NY. August 16 - August 26
DISAPPEARING WORLD, Edition One Gallery, Santa Fe. July 28 - Sept. 8 ART AND OPPRESSION, CENTER Santa Fe, through September 15th
SOUTHERN LANDSCAPES, South X Southeast Photo Exhibition at Brickworks Gallery, Atlanta GA, Opening reception, March 11th
ROOTS, Second Place for my image, "Heritage"; L. A. Photo Curator's on-line exhibition

2016
THE BILLBOARD CREATIVE, one of 45 billboards throughout the Los Angeles area, December 12-January 8, 2017
TRANSITIONS, at Edition One, Santa Fe NM; hosted by the America Society of Media Photographers. Opens October 11th.
TRANSIENCE,
L.A. Photo Curator's on-line exhibition
THE FENCE, an outdoor photography series, my work featured on the New Mexico Photographer Showcase, opening July 9th
THE FRONTIER, at The New Mexico History Museum. Work selected by CENTER of Santa Fe. Opening June 10 - 30th
TRANSITIONAL LANDSCAPES at The Center For Fine Art Photography, May 6 - June 10, 2016, Curated by Natasha Egan
WINTER PICTURES, online at Humble Arts Foundation 2015
ILLUMINATE at The Center For Fine Art Photography, December 4 - January 23, 2016, Curated by Elizabeth Avedon
MEMORIES, STORIES, HISTORIES with juror Amy Galpin at the Center For Fine Art Photography, November 6-28
SoHo PHOTO NATIONAL COMPETITION Curated by Elizabeth Avedon at the SohoPhoto Gallery, New York, NY, July 8 - 27th

2014
NEXT (New Photographic Visions), Curated by Elizabeth Avedon at the Castell Photography Gallery, Asheville, NC, November 7 - December 20.
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL Photography Exhibition at Gallery Photographica, August 10-24
LIAR, LIAR at Fontbonne University Fine Arts Gallery, February 21 - March 15 NATURAL WORLD at the Center For Fine Art Photography, April 12 - May 27th

2013
26TH ANNUAL MEMBERS’ ONLY SHOW at The Texas Photographic Society for my photo “Reaching The In- between”
MYSTERIOUS VISIONS: DREAMS, FANTASIES AND MIRAGES at the PhotoPlace Gallery, April 23 - May 18th STORIES, MEMORIES AND HISTORIES at the Center for Fine Art Photography, March 29th-April 27th

2012
2012/2013 - GIVE US YOUR BEST SHOT at OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA, juror Susan Spiritus. December 1 - January 12.
FOTOWEEKDC INTERNATIONAL AWARDS COMPETITION
on display during FotoWeekDC November 9-18, at the Warner Center. My photo “In The Field of Gold” won First Place, Fine Art Photography.
WINDOWS AND MIRRORS at PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, jurors Elizabeth Corden and Jan Pott
October 30 - November 20.
GREEN at the Center For Fine Art Photography, on display in the Center’s online gallery and physical gallery from Octo- ber 26 – November 24, 2012 with artists’ reception on November 2 from 6-9pm.
ILLUSIONS at the Center For Fine Art Photography, juror Terry Etherton chose my photo “Immeasurable”: on display in the Center’s online gallery and physical gallery from August 3rd – September 1st, 2012 with artists’ reception on August 3rd from 6-9pm.
GRIFFIN MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY’S 18TH JURIED EXHIBITION, juror Paul Kopeikin chose my photo “The Maturing Season” for the Griffin Award. Exhibition July 19 - Sept. 2
WIPI’S (WOMEN IN PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNATIONAL) 2012 ANNUAL JURIED COMPETITION EXHIBITION, juror Susan Spiritus chose my photo “Transplanting Reality” for a Top Ten Award.
31ST INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S EXHIBITION from PWP (Professional Women Photographers at .NO Gallery, New York, May 2012
Texas Photographic Society’s 25th Annual MEMBERS’ ONLY SHOW January
DREAMS, at the Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. December 2, 2011 - January 7, 2012. My photo
“Without A Trace” was chosen by Aline Smithson
A list of earlier juried exhibitions provided upon request

Publications/Reviews

2018
F-STOP MAGAZINE The Beautiful Issue
FAITH IS TORMENT MAGAZINE "Coming Into Focus: Photos by Ellen Jantzen" - January

2017
BETA Developments in Photography MAGAZINE, 24 page spread with my photo “To Have and Have Not” as the cover image
SANTA FE ARTS JOURNAL, November 17th issue "In The Studio with Ellen Jantzen"
MUSEE MAGAZINE, Weekend portfolio, November 10th
THE HAND MAGAZINE, Issue #17, July. Featuring work from Mudras Exhibition.
F-STOP MAGAZINE, Issue #83 dedicated to color photography. Interview by Cary Benbow
GUP MAGAZINE (Guide to Unique Photography) published a portfolio of my work from "Coming Into Focus" - March 28
YALE UNIVERSITY RADIO, Half hour interview about my work with Brainard Carey online at: http://museumofnonvisibleart.com/interviews/ellen-jantzen/
UNDEREXPOSED MAGAZINE, Dedicated to women photographers. Interview, March 11th THE INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY ANNUAL, 5, Manifest Gallery's award-winning juried publication of contemporary photography and photo-based works of art

2016
HEKTOEN INTERNATIONAL, Volume 8, Issue #4 Winter 2016. Reissue of my photo essay "Patricia, Vanishing Mother" for Alzheimer's Awareness Month
MUSÉE MAGAZINE, Issue #16 Chaos
FUBIZ, October; Featuring my series "Coming Into Focus"
NEW MEDIA, TECHNOLOGY AND THE ARTS, "Understanding Digitally-altered Photographs through Photographers' Views of Reality". A case study of Ellen Jantzen's Reality Projects. COOPH, April Issue, featuring my series “Transplanting Reality; Transcending Nature”
MUSÉE MAGAZINE, Issue #14 Science
CREATIVE QUARTERLY/42, Spring THE HAND, Issue #12, April

2015
THE HAND, Issue #10, October
BEST OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 2015, by the publishers of Photographer's Forum Magazine
NAKID MAGAZINE, Feature; "Between This Life and The Next"
L'OEIL de la PHOTOGRAPHIE, Weekend portfolio
CREATIVE QUARTERLY/39, Summer
FRACTION MAGAZINE, Issue #74 (May), 7th Anniversary Issue
MUSÉE MAGAZINE, Issue #11 Vanity
ITCH, The Creative Journal from South Africa, Issue #14
PHOTOGRAPHIZE MAGAZINE, Issue #25-Feature article
MUSÉE MAGAZINE, Issue #10 Ritual
CREATIVE QUARTERLY/37, Winter 14/15

2014
BEST OF PHOTOGRAPHY, 2014, by the publishers of Photographer's Forum Magazine
F-STOP MAGAZINE, Issue #66 (On The Road)
MUSÉE MAGAZINE, July 3 Interview: "Emerging Artist Interview: Ellen Jantzen" MUSÉE MAGAZINE, Issue #9 Temptation.
UMTER, Online Photography and Visual Arts Space July - Featuring my series "Place of Departure"
Ellen Jantzen: TRANSCENDING REALITY, by Bruno David Gallery Publicaitons THE HAND, Issue #4, April
TONELIT MAGAZINE, 1st Anniversary editon features my "Place of Departure" series
SPLENDID, Celebrating the Good in Life, Feature article on my "Disturbing the Spirits" series. INSIGHT, Volume 7, Contemporary Image Making
HIGHLIKE BOOKS, sponsored by the File Festival
CREATIVE QUARTERLY/35, Summer 2014
PDN, Photo District News; Emerging Photographers, Spring 2014
RFOTO FOLIO, Interview- January
CREATIVE QUARTERLY/34, Spring 2014

2013
MY MODERN METROPOLIS, Digitally Altered Trees Resemble Ghostly Spirits, November 28th
HUNGRY GHOST COLLECTIVE, Ten Questions With Ellen Jantzen, November 27th
RIVERFRONT TIMES, St. Louis Photographer “Disturbs Reality”, November 22nd
ITCH, Transplanting Reality, Transforming Nature, October 24th
PHOTOGRAPHER’S FORUM MAGAZINE, Finalist in the 33rd Annual Spring Contest 2013 CREATIVE QUARTERLY/32, Autumn 2013
TRIBE MAGAZINE, Issue #21 featuring my “Disturbing The Spirits” series.
LANCIA TrendsVision “Trees, nature and mysticism. These are the protagonists of series “Disturbing the Spirits”, an experiment of Ellen Jantzen at a crossroads between photography, collage and digital manipulation.”
VISUAL ARTBEAT MAGAZINE - Art Projects section, features my “Disturbing The Spirits” series Tuesday September 16th
CLICKBLOG, Italy features my “Disturbing The Spirits” series Thursday, September 12th TONELIT MAGAZINE, Issue 4 features my “Disturbing The Spirits” series.
THE PARIS REVIEW, Thursday, August 29th
LENSCRATCH, Sunday, August 25 featuring my new series “Disturbing the Spirits”
THE SHPILMAN INSTITUTE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, blog featured “Disturbing the Spirits”, August 22nd
THE TRUTH OF BEAUTY, blog by Michael Werner, featuring “Disturbing the
Spirits”, August 7th.
ELIZABETH AVEDON BLOG, featuring “Disturbing the Spirits”, July 31st.
ST.LOUIS MAGAZINE, Interview “Talking With St. Louis Artist, Ellen Jantzen” June 26, 2013
F-Stop Magazine, Issue #59 (True/False)
CREATIVE QUARTERLY/31, Summer 2013
PATTERN/PRINTS JOURNAL, Wednesday, April 17 issue; “Textures and Structures into PatternForms”
CREATIVE QUARTERLY/29, Winter 2013
Le Journal de la Photographie, March 6 featuring my photo series: “Compressing Reality”
LENSCRATCH, Thursday, February 14 issue; self-portraits

Le Journal de la Photographie, February 14th featuring my photo “Sweet Dreaming” In their Valentine’s Day, Love Pictures issue
LENSCRATCH, Tuesday, January 22 issue; feature article on my work
Design World, January 21 issue; feature article on my work, Konstverk Omvandlar Naturen Med Hjälp av Träd
Dr. Hurley’s Snake-Oil Cure (arts/literature journal), Exposure No. 105: Ghost Writer LENSCRATCH (photography blog) The 4th Annual FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHS of 2012 Exhibition

Earlier Publications/Reviews provided upon request 

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Representation: http://susanspiritusgallery.com/

http://www.brunodavidgallery.com/

http://www.qlickeditions.com/

https://www.editionone.gallery/
L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' Best Series- Ellen Jantzen  (Click on image for larger view)
ASSURANCE by Ellen Jantzen
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Curator Wendi Schneider says, 
"I was particularly drawn to the magic of “Assurance” in which the burst of red elevated the image from the expected to the extraordinary."
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