ELLEN YETVIN-HAVEN

Statement

My painting is about rhythm.  A beat can translate into a myriad of colors, lines, and shapes.  The color is derived from nature, although subject matter is primarily emotional.  Layers and layers of paint are full of life, energy, and reflective expressions. Using brushstrokes saturated with color, I choreograph gestural elements into a symphony of luminous joy and vitality.

As I embark on this adventure, a sense of immediacy appears - open to change - open to discovery. Swirls of color and brushstrokes appear as whirlwinds of motion then bloom into one lyrical and harmonious image. From this improvisation and choreography, the painting emerges, reflecting a deep, living cavern of experience, born of struggle and knowledge of our fleeting lives.


 

Gallery Info

Hang Art Gallery
567 Sutter Street
Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102

All images on this website are copyright Ellen Yetvin-Haven, 2010-2019. Some are used with permission from the Hang Art Gallery in San Francisco, California

Resumé

Education

MFA San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 

BFA Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

 Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015 " Keeping Time",  1–15 July 2015,  Hang Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012 “View from the Nest” Paintings, 12 May 2012 - 21 July 2012 

      555 California Street Plaza Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

      Curated by Casey & Associates Art Advisors 

2012 “View from the Nest” Paintings, 12 May 2012 - 21 July 2012

      315 Montgomery Street Lobby, San Francisco, CA 

      Curated by Casey & Associates Art Advisors

2011 “View from the Nest”, Gallerie Neumann, Scottsdale, AZ 

      Curated by Michaela Neumann and Donna Muscha 

2008 “Koi Rhythms”, Temptations Restaurant, Mountain View, CA 

2004 First Unitarian Church, Palo Alto, CA 

2004 The Ridgeside Café, Portola Valley, CA 

2003 California Landscapes, Pacific Center for Hearing, Los Altos, CA 

2003 An Abstract Countryside, Hotel California, Palo Alto, CA 

2002-2003 Swift Current, Pacific Center for Hearing, Los Altos, CA 

2002 California Landscapes, Oak Creek Apartments, Palo Alto, CA 

2002 The Poetry of Paint, Palo Alto Downtown Library, Palo Alto, CA 

2002 The Poetry of Paint, Institute for the Future, Menlo Park, CA 

2002 Tidepools, Palo Alto Library, (Termin Branch), Palo Alto, CA 

2000 Open Studio, Silicon Valley Visual Arts Association, Redwood City, CA 

1998 Tradewinds, Vernissage, Redwood Shores, CA 

1992-1993 San Jose Imaging Corporation, San Jose, CA 

1988 Laura Knott Gallery, Bradford College, Bradford, MA 

1987 Hewlett-Packard GMBH, Boeblingen, Germany 

1987 Student Union Gallery,Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA 

1987 Winfisky Gallery, Salem State College, Salem, MA 

1986 University of Massachusetts Medical Center Gallery, Worcester, MA 

1984 “A Romantic Spirit”, MFA Exhibition, Gallery 3, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 

1983 “Pastels”, Gallery 5 San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 

1983 “The River Paintings II”, Gallery 8, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 

1983 “The River Paintings”, Gallery 5, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 

1983 “Recent Paintings”, Gallery 2, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019
"Line Dancing” A two person exhibition with Jennifer Shada, 1-17 August, 2019, Hang Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2018 “Same, Same, but Different” 1–30 December 2018, Hang Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017 "Same, Same, but Different” 1–30 December 2017, Hang Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017 "The Decisive Moment" 16-30 June 2017, Online Exhibition at Hang Art Gallery, SanFrancisco, CA

2016 "Same, Same, but Different” 1–30 December 2016, Hang Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016  Art for Aids, 20th annual Auction, 16 September 2016

2016 "Leaves and Petals", 1-31 May 2016, Fusion Art Gallery, Palm Springs, CA Online

2016 "In Bloom" 1-30 April 2016 ( and continuing), Linus Gallery, Pasadena, Long Beach, CA Online

2016 "Staff Pick", 1-15 March 2016, Hang Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015 "Same, Same, but Different” 1–30 December 2015, Hang Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014 “Same, Same, but Different” 1–15 December 2014, Hang Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2013 “Same, Same, but Different” 1–15 December 2013, Hang Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2013 “Front Lines” 1–15 August 2013, Hang Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2011 Stonegate Art Show, Scottsdale, AZ 

2008 Works Gallery, group show, San Jose, CA 

2003 KTEH art auction, KTEH channel 54 (PBS), Televised April 2003, San Jose, CA 

2002 Benefit auction, Illinois Cancer Society, Lincolnshire, IL 

2001 KTEH art auction, KTEH channel 54 (PBS), Televised Nov, 2001, San Jose, CA 

2001 From the Mind's Eye, Pacific Art League , Palo Alto, CA 

2000 KTEH art auction, KTEH channel 54,Televised Nov. 2000 (PBS), San Jose, CA 

2000 “A Passion for Collecting”, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA 

1999 “A Look at Local Talent”, Creative Arts Center Gallery, Sunnyvale, CA 

1999 Valentine Invitational, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art ,San Jose, CA 

1998 Valentine Invitational, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA 

1997 Valentine Invitational, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA 

1995-1996 “The Joy of Acrylics”, Los Altos Main Library, Los Altos, CA juried show 

1983 San Jose State Annual Faculty and Alumni Auction, San Jose, CA 

1982 South Bay Art Marathon, San Jose, CA 

1981 2D Competition, San Jose Art League, San Jose, CA 

1981 Bay Arts '81, Belmont, CA juried show 

1977 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA 

1974 Self-Portraits, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

 

 

Bio

1972 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA 

1973 Worcester Art Museum School, Worcester, MA 

1974 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 

1978 BFA, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA 

1984 MFA, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 

1986-88 European Studio, Weil-im-Schoenbuch, Germany 

1989-present Studio, Sunnyvale, CA

 

 

Private Collections

Ms. Yetvin-Haven's work appears in collections in Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, and the United States.

 

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