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Ellen Wieske

Fran’s House detailed view | 40″ x28″ | Tin, steel, wood | 2020


Artist Statement 

Ellen Wieske is an artist who works in many materials.  Primarily a metalsmith she worked in the Detroit jewelry industry for 18 years as a jeweler/stone setter/designer. Ellen shows her work and teaches internationally. She received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Currently Wieske maintains Dowstudio with her wife, potter Carole Ann Fer in Deer Isle on the coast of down east Maine. She is also the Interim Director at Haystack Mountain School of Craft.

Artwork/s at the following locations:
Antone Art Center
Collected Detroit

Artist Website + Social Media: 
Instagram @ellenwieske

MR/QD Is Made Possible BY

Artists stipends made possible by Kresge Arts in Detroit

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About MR/QD

Mighty Real/Queer Detroit is an art exhibition in June 2022 devoted to 77 years (1945-2022) of Detroit LGBTQ+ art 

The exhibition presents a month-long historical examination of the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community and its longtime allies, featuring established & emerging Detroit artists, as well as artists whose careers were shortened by HIV/AIDS.

Mighty Real/Queer Detroit is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to promoting positive and meaningful images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community through artistic and intellectual means. © 2023. All Rights Reserved.