Jeff Ellse, "Unstable Rise," 2016

Lowell Lecture

Artist Demonstration: Abstract Painting with Jeff Ellse

Date & Time

April 12, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
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Boston-based artist Jeff Ellse’s work ranges from tangible abstractions to portraiture and photorealist depictions of everyday life. He received his MFA from The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University and teaches in the Boston area. He has been featured in the Boston Globe, the Boston Phoenix, Artscope magazine and The Draftery Fig #3.

Presenting Organization

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


The Arts

Explore the concepts and ideas that surround “Making Modern” with modernist artist Jeff Ellse. Artists such as Hans Hoffman and Jackson Pollock used structure and chaos to push the boundaries of art. Ellse works with these opposing forces in his work and demonstrates how he creates a harmony of opposites using acrylic, graphite, and spray paint on canvas and panel. Afterwards, visit “Making Modern,” with a new understanding of abstract art.