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Amee Ellis


Des Moines, IA





"Amee Ellis is a photographer whose work explores the relationship between place and memory. Deeply rooted in the American Midwest, she creates images that connect the forms and forces of the prairie region to the inner landscape. All of Amee’s photographs are created with film and her gelatin silver prints are made by the artist in her home darkroom.

Born in Owatonna, Minnesota (1972), Amee Ellis studied fine art photography at Columbia College Chicago (BA, 1995) and occupational therapy at University of New Mexico (MOT, 2004). Amee’s work has appeared in multiple solo and juried group exhibitions, including Heritage Gallery, the Blank Performing Arts Center, and the Figge Art Museum, and received Best In Show at “Iowa Exhibited XXXVI” in 2021. Amee’s recent project for Des Moines Metro Opera, titled ""The Sea Beneath Our Feet,"" is a photographic interpretation of their 2022 world-premiere opera, ""A Thousand Acres,"" based on Jane Smiley’s novel. She lives in Des Moines, Iowa. "

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