Ellen Greene was born in 1975 and raised in the small college town of Lawrence, Kansas. The local art scene as well as her creative parents supported her artistic pursuits from an early age. She graduated from the Kansas City Art institute with a degree in painting in 1998. In 2000 she moved to Chicago. She is best known for her painted vintage gloves with tattoo inspired designs that explore subjects of love, death, sex and motherhood. Her gloves have been featured in Bust magazine, Italian Glamor, Skin Deep, Raw Visions as well as many online publications. In 2017 she collaborated with Italian fashion label Diesel to create a spring 2018 collection with her unique tattoo inspired designs. In 2018 she launched her brand “Ellen Greene” that seeks to bring her unique color designs to an array of products.
Currently she lives and works in Evanston Illinois. The diversity of her art practice means that on any given day she may be doing a Portrait, designing cards, making wearable art, curating vintage clothing, or creating original works of art. She is most happy creating pieces that will bring her clients joy and enhance beauty in their lives.