This collection is made up of two boxes containing correspondence, drawings, and photographs that document the artwork of Ellen Orseck, spanning from 1991-2019.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from the Ellen Orseck Art Collection must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.
The Woodson Research Center use policy is that researchers assume sole responsibility for any infringement of privacy, literary rights, copyrights, or other rights arising from their use of the archival materials. In addition to any restrictions placed by donors, certain kinds of archival materials are restricted for the life of the creator plus 50 years. These materials include, but are not limited to, student grades, transcripts, and any job applications or recommendations.
Biographical / Historical
Ellen Orseck earned her Master’s Degree in Painting from New York University, which included one semester in Venice, Italy, and two in New York City. As an undergraduate, Orseck studied painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and earned a Master's Degree in Museum Education at George Washington University. Her post-graduate education also included four years at The Glassell School of Art. Orseck is an art instructor at Rice University Susanne M. Glasscock School and Watercolor Art Society, Houston. She shows her work at Carolyn Garcia Gallery, Mother Dog Studios, and Flatlands Gallery and works from her studio at 2101 Winter Street. Orseck paints images of figures submerged in water, sumo wrestlers immersed in food, people wrapped in technology, abstractions of creation, space, and turbulent weather. Throughout her career, Orseck has earned public arts commissions from state arts councils, corporate collectors and private patrons in Texas, Oklahoma, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland. Her work has been featured in Washington Square East Gallery, Nauhaus Gallery, Texas Collaborative Space, The National Museum of Peru, Houston’s City Hall, Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Bering and James Gallery, and The University of Houston/Downtown O’Kane Gallery.
Excerpted from https://www.ellenorseck.com/biography