Allison Ellingson is an artist from Chicago now based in rural Minnesota
After graduating from Saint Olaf College (2002) and McCormick Theological Seminary (2007), a progressive school on Chicago's Southside, Ellingson worked for a decade in adult education and labor rights. During that time Ellingson also studied textile processes - screen printing, weaving, quilting, natural dyeing and fabric design - at Chicago’s community art centers. In 2015 Ellingson received her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Ellingson’s current studio practice is twofold: working with indigo and painting her family and their prairie, a ready medium eschewing textile art’s tedious labors. Mindful of the disruptions and solace of nature, Ellingson hopes to offer people a moment with wild beauty and a portal into the radical existence of children with disabilities and their families.