"River-Rising" Ellen Kozak and Scott D. Miller, 2024

An exhibition of new paintings and a collaborative 4-channel video installation

January 10 - February 8, 2024

opening reception: Thursday, January 11, 6 - 8 PM

David Richard Gallery

508 West 26th Street, Suite 9F, New York

Press Release 

"RIVERS: Think About Water", 2023

Group exhibition curated by Fredericka Foster, Garrison Institute, Garrison, NY April 29 – September 30, 2023

"Ellen Kozak / Vigil: New Paintings", 2021
Documentation of exhibition at the David Richardson Gallery in New York City. November 27 – December 23, 2021 Exhibition catalog (view online): 
Exhibition review by "Two Coats of Paint", 2021
Exhibition review by Laurie Fendrich for the online publication “Two Coats of Paint”. August 20, 2021 Read the post.
"The Subject is The Line", 2021

Curated by Donna Moylan. August 7 - September 5, 2021

"I AM WATER", 2021

I AM WATER is a public art exhibition organized by Our Humanity Matters and ecoartspace in collaboration with SaveArtSpace. The exhibition consists of ten billboards sited in the borough’s of New York City and addresses our relationship with water and our human understanding that we are water.

Water is the origin of life with the innate purpose to continue creation. In water, we see that everything is connected and interrelated. Everything is liquid before it becomes solid. Humans, who are mostly water, depend on it to protect our DNA and for our basic survival. Water is not a resource but an essential connection to life. The one-sidedness of modern consciousness and our disconnect from nature increasingly subjects water to pollution. If we do not change our behavior, we will run out of water.

We humans cannot be healthy if our waters are not healthy. This exhibition shows water’s mystery and importance and helps to reestablish, on a deep cellular level, the intimate relationship with water that we have lost in modern life.

Exhibition Curator: Patricia Watts, founder of ecoartspace

Production Curator: Tanja Andrejasic Wechsler, founder of Our Humanity Matters

THE BILLBOARDS ARE UP through July 18, 2021.

"All the Pieces Matter", 2021

Curated by Leslie Roberts

We’re building something here, detective, and we’re building it from scratch. And all the pieces matter.

—Detective Lester Freamon, The Wire

These artists construct wholes out of parts. Some employ an inventory of personally resonant elements or motifs. Others transform found materials, or dissect and reassemble their own work. The resulting wholes may refer to real and imagined subjects, may be imbued with textual, symbolic, or cultural meaning, or may focus on visual experience.

Participating artists: Alisa Sikelianos-Carter, Glendalys Medina, Paul D’Agostino, Mary Temple, Kevin Umaña, Ellen Kozak, Stephanie L. Franks, Katherine Duclos, Iona Fromboluti, Susan Wanklyn, Louisa Waber, Vadis Turner, Linnea Paskow.

Interview in Painting Perceptions, March 2020
“Interview with Ellen Kozak” by Larry Groff in Painting Perceptions published March 14, 2020. Read the interview.
"My Hudson River Primer", November, 2019

Published on Artists & Climate Change Blog Read the post.

"Turbulence: The Sylvia Wald", Po Kim Gallery, 2019

November 14 – January 31, 2019
417 Lafayette Street, 4th floor, NYC

Work by Jeffrey Bishop, Sydney Cash, Lisa Corinne Davis,
Fred Gutzeit, Gwenaël Kerlidou, Ellen Kozak and Scott D.
Miller, John Mendelsohn, Anthony Wigglesworth

riverthatflowsbothways, Ellen Kozak and Scott D. Miller

Ellen Kozak at artist’s talk, January 19, 2019

"A View from the Easel",  Hyperallergic, July 19, 2018
Ellen Kozak studio featured in “A View from the Easel” on Hyperallergic. View/download the PDF.
"riverthatflowsbothways" Solo Exhibition at Hudson River Museum, Jun. 1 - Sept. 9, 2018

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This summer, the Hudson River Museum is proud to present riverthatflowsbothways, a four-channel video installation by artist Ellen Kozak and composer Scott D. Miller. Taking its name from the translation of the Lenape word for the Hudson River, Kozak and Miller’s unique collaboration weds three video channels with a single audio channel using non-synchronous loops that present viewers with ever changing compositional combinations. Miller’s string ensemble score features ambiguous hymn-like chords, recalling Shape-note singing and the harmonic adventures of Charles Ives. While Miller draws upon the history of American music, Kozak’s video connects to both contemporary and historical traditions focused on perception.