Ellen Martin was born on the Museum Mile in New York City.

Her backyards were Riverside Drive Park and Central Park. Her ‘home’ museums were The American Museum of Natural History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of the City of New York. Later, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Brooklyn Museum.

Around nine, Ellen moved to Brooklyn where she later received her BA in Art History from Brooklyn College.

Ellen started out as an artist painting small-scale geometric, non-objective pieces from 2008 – 2014. She took a break and starting shooting the “Abandoned” series of decrepit buildings and objects with her iPod touch in 2015. It is her most well-known body of work to date. The series started as the result of a short-lived rejection but gradually explored the depths of both personal and societal abandonment.

Ellen has been a Marketing Director and an artists’ representative. She is currently an artist, an arts advocate, and an Independent Curator creating exhibits for the Oyster Point Gallery in Red Bank, NJ and organizing other exhibits in the region. In 2013, she started an online gallery, the Jersey Artist Registry, to showcase the talent of New Jersey photographers, painters, and sculptors.

Education: B.A., Art History, Brooklyn College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY