Dr. Auburn E. Ellis
Dr. Auburn E. Ellis, founder of Studio 54oo, is a visual artist with studios in KC & Chicago. Ceramics, painting, drawing and collage are an essential part of the artist’s practice as she explores the use of traditional mediums for art reflective of
the African Diaspora. Rooted in ceramics and three-dimensional design, her work pushes the boundaries of texture and rhythm. During graduate studies at the Art Institute-Chicago, her scope of work included shows in Chicago, Prague and
Italy. Currently, she is working on an art series related to yoga instruction. She specializes in designing community programming and art workshops for global audiences.