Ellie Balk is an artist obsessed with color, pattern, music, and mathematics. Through a process developed over years of working with community groups and high school students, she created systematic rules and uses mathematical concepts as the basis of her artwork and installations.
Her role in the work is that of a composer. She drives her compositions by creating specific rule sets and color codes that build systems with which can be read and interacted by the viewer. Although the work is formally abstract, there is a language to the compositions that engage participation and investigation.
Ellie Balk’s Website: elliebalk.com
ArtBridge Exhibitions: 730 Third Avenue Building Wrap