Ellen Altfest


Ellen Altfest is a hyper-realist painter whose work contains an illusionistic material quality. Each painting is created from still-life observation, focusing on the individual object’s inherent complexities. Altfest’s painted objects blend into their surroundings. Engulfed by the environment, these paintings focus on the physicality and the patterns found in images of nature. The artist received an MFA from Yale University School of Art and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2002. Later that year, Altfest exhibited with Bellwether Gallery in New York. She exhibited again with the gallery in 2005 and had a review in the The New York Times. This year, Altfest will be featured in The Triumph of Painting at the Saatchi Gallery in London.