• Portraits
    2024

    Ellen Driscoll’s intimate and probing self-portraits create intricate matrices that interlace her inner life with maps, charts, and images of an outer world undergoing constant change. While recovering from a rare brain tumor that initially rendered he …

  • Re-Rooted
    2024

    Plants have been on the earth much longer than we have. As the magnitude of environmental challenges that we face globally becomes more urgent, my drawings focus close attention on the quiet work that some plants do to repair toxins, in a process known …

  • New Leaf Drawings
    2020
  • Botany and Landscape
    2017

    Slipstream In Ellen Driscoll’s recent work, plants are drawn into allegorical tableaux that speak to environmental change and adaptation. Some of the plants in her herbarium are used for remediation of toxins in soil, such as the sunflower which is use …

  • Rome drawings
    2013

    This series of drawings were generated while in Rome from January 2013 – June 2013, while serving as the Chief Critic for the European Honors program of RISD.

  • Fastforwardfossil;Part2, Drawings
    2009

    Fastforwardfossil; Part 2, Drawings, 2009 exhibited at Smack Mellon, 2009 These drawings are based on a close study of the inner workings of Ireland’s only oil refinery in Whitegate, which I had access to in August 2009 through the Sirius Art Centre residency. By using shifts of scale between the macro and the micro, they depict a dystopic future based on rampant oil consumption. The worlds in the drawings are drained of color, but filled with the flux and spillage of a potentially chaotic future.

  • Fastforwardfossil Drawings
    2008

    Fastforwardfossil Drawings, 2007-8 exhibited with Fastforwardfossil; Part 1 at Frederieke Taylor Gallery, 2009

  • Drawings 2007-8
    2007

    Drawings, 2007-8

  • Drawings 2003-5
    2003

    Drawings 2003-5

  • Drawings 2001-3
    2001

    Drawings 2001-3