Ellen Stavitsky (American) is known for her minimally elegant mixed media work on wood panel and paper. Stavitsky earned her B.A. from Brandeis University, a Minor in Fine Arts from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and an M.F.A. in Painting at Pratt Institute of Art. She has devoted her life to arts education and held positions at the Berkeley Carroll School, Pratt, and the Brooklyn Museum. Currently, Stavitsky is the Chair of the Art Department at The Dalton School in Manhattan and has been for nearly the past 21 years.
The artist has shown in many nationwide exhibitions including solo shows in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Washington D.C., Cleveland, San Francisco, and New York City. Stavitsky's work has also been acquired and shown by numerous major museums.
Stavitsky states that her work "is a fleeting state of the mind at work...the carefully balanced compositions impose a sense of order on the random quality of thought and the ephemeral stream of thoughts that dart through the brain." Stavitsky still lives and works in New York City.