ELLEN SCHŐN is Adjunct Faculty in Fine Arts and Clay Studio Supervisor at Lesley University College of Art and Design (formerly The Art Institute of Boston), where she has taught ceramics and 3-D courses since 2002. Schön received a BA from Marlboro College (Ceramics and Perceptual Psychology) and an MFA in Ceramics from Boston University’s Program in Artisanry. She has exhibited in numerous shows in the United States and is a past recipient of The Artist Foundation Fellowship from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities.
Schön has organized and co-curated interdisciplinary, thematic group exhibitions in non-profit venues in the Boston area and abroad. Schön’s interest in international artist collaboration and exchange has led her to travel extensively in Europe, participating in international artist symposia/residencies in Finland, Croatia, Hungary, Turkey, Israel, Germany, and Malaysia.
The Museum of fine Arts, Boston has recently acquired one of her pieces, Nargila Pod, for their permanent collection.