Ellen Bleiwas' practice addresses the relationship between bodily experience and psychological changes of state. Recent sculptural investigations question the nature and role of consciousness-shifting, mindful experience in a contemporary context, with a lens towards how space and form can precipitate such experience. Her work takes particular interest in solitude, slowness, and sensory perception - engendering a gradual shift in psychological state through physiological engagement of the human body.
Bleiwas lives and works in Toronto, Canada. She has recently exhibited her work at Art Mûr (Montreal), Gales Gallery (York University, Toronto), Kunstraum Tapir (Berlin), and the Open Studios of the School of Visual Arts (New York). She holds an MFA from York University (2017), and a Master of Architecture from McGill University (2010). Bleiwas is the 2017-18 recipient of the 401 Richmond Career Launcher Prize.