Ellen Winkler is a printmaker, painter and graphic artist who has lived in the Washington DC metropolitan area for over 20 years. Having graduated in 1981 from George Washington University with an MFA degree in design, she has worked for both private industry and the federal government. She is currently Art Director of The Chronicle of Higher Education’s opinion and arts weekly, The Review.
In 1995, Ms. Winkler joined The Washington Printmakers Gallery and began a period of intensive work in printmaking. Beginning as an etcher, the artist’s work has evolved from etching, to almost exclusively monotype, to her new intaglios.
Influenced greatly by the work of Jack Boul, Lee Newman and Rosalie Day White, Ms. Winkler’s work is small in scale and intimate. Her subjects have included studies of people seen in lunchrooms, city parks, and the Washington Metro system.
The artist explains, “While it is always pleasant to produce a successful or pleasing picture, the real excitement of making art for me arises from the interactions that I experience among my subject, myself and my materials. For this reason, making art always remains an exciting and revelatory process.”