Ellen Wallenstein, b. 1952, New York City, is a photographer, book artist, collage maker and professor. She earned a B.A. in Art History from SUNY Stony Brook and a MFA in Photography from Pratt Institute.
Her current series "Women in Art History" was created during an Artist Residency at the Carter Burden/ Leonard Covello program, in East Harlem. Wallenstein created collages incorporating art historical portraits as subject matter. Working with single images and combining others, the work features clever juxtapositions and mixtures of faces and centuries.
Wallenstein’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and Europe, and is included in many private and public collections. Her photographic works have been nominated for the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award and the Santa Fe Prize. A NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) Fellow, she has published several books, and her images and writings have been featured in many print and on-line magazines.