dnj Gallery

3105 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica

May 18-July 6, 2019

18 photographs from 4 series

Dichotomy 19

Something New from Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Los Angeles Center of Photography Fine Art Exhibition

"What's In Your World"

Opening Reception, Thursday, June 20, 2019


For the first time in its 8-year history, PHOTOVILLE – New York City's premier photo festival is coming to LA! Annenberg Space for Photography Presents Photoville LA, created and produced by United Photo Industries, will feature exhibitions in repurposed shipping containers, photo cubes, and lightboxes that will create a festival atmosphere with multiple galleries for Angelenos to explore. I will be exhiting my photograph "Black Beauty" from the series "Prior Pleasures" in the Los Angeles Center of Photography container.






November 5-16  Solo Exhibition

dnj gallery Grand Opening Group Exhibit

3015 Ocean Park Blvd. Santa Monica, CA


Prior Pleasures, Solo Exhibition West Hollywood Library, West Hollywood, CA, Curator: Michael Che; December 5 2018-May 2019

Flashpoints: A Collective Response, MuzeuMM, Los Angeles, Curators: Georgia Freedman Harvey and Anne Hromadka

Bread and Salt, Hillel, USC, Los Angeles, Curator: Georgia Freedman Harvey

FRESH, SBC/SoLA Gallery, Los Angeles, Curator: Peggy Zask

Bunk, Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, Juror: Alix Sloan

Not Always So, The Loft Studios and Art Gallery, San Pedro, Curator: Scott Canty



Los Angeles Art Association/Galery 825

Juror: Anna Katz, Assistant Curator, MOCA

"Everything I Gave Away 1" from "Letting Go/Holding Back"


December, 2017

Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

Curator: Emily Gonzalez-Jarrett

"Everything I Gave Away 2 and 3" from 
"Letting Go/Holding Back"


November-December 2017
ART1307 Cultural Institution, Napoli, Italy
Curator: Cynthia Penna


November-December 2017

Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles

Juror: Ann Jastrab

"Rose and Sarah"

Celebrating the Creative Process

November-December 2017

PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, 

Juror: Kat Kiernan, Don't Take Pictures

"I Have No Way of Seeing Them"



LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles

"Filled With Memories"




JAI is one of 19 international groups chosen from 96 applicants to participate in the Jerusalem Biennale 2017. Ellen Cantor is among the artists included in the FLASHPOINTS: A Collective Response. The exhibition opens October 1 and runs through November 16, 2017.


In Other Words, Spartanburg Museum of Art, Spartanburg, South Carolina; Curator: Ashleigh Payne

3rd Open Call Providence Center of Photography, Juror: Paula Torgnarelli
Providence, RI

Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825
Ambiguous Reality
Curated by Cynthia Penna
Jan. 21-Feb.3, 2017


USC Hoyt Gallery
Los Angeles
December 2016-February 2017
"Unorthodox Anatomy"

October 6-30, 2016
Gala Opening October 8, 2016

Recipient Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers


CA 101, Redondo Beach, Curator: Nina Zak Laddon, July-Aug. 2016
The Curated Fridge, Massachusets, Curator: Paula Torgnarelli

Los Angeles Gallery of Art, Barnsdall Gallery, Open Call 2016, Play, Juror: Scott Canty, Aug. 18-Sept 18, 2016

Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) 1st Fine Art Exhibit, Juror: Hamidah Glasgow, June-July 2016

The Lives of Books, Dina Mitrani Gallery, Miami, FL, Curator: Dina Mitrani, June 4, -August 27, 2016 


"TPS 25: The International Competition" Texas Photographic Society; Juror: Rixon Reed, Director Photo-Eye; Director's Award, Amy Holmes George, Director Texas Photographic Society

2016  Open Juried Exhibition" Vermont Center for Photography;  Juror: Paula Torgnarelli, Director Griffin Museum of Photography, 
Little Women from the series "Prior Pleasures"
 "Tribe" Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Tribe, Juror: Blue Mitchell
1938/1965 from the series "Family"

1945/197from the series "Family"

2nd Annual Open Call Juried Exhibition, Peter Miller Fine Art, Providence, RI, Juror: Paula Torgnarelli,

Nancy Drew from the seriies "Prior Pleasures"

The Jerusalem Biennale2015 will be held for the second time between September 24th and November 5th, 2015 in different locations around the city center of Jerusalem. One of the exhibitions featured at this year's Biennale is entitled 7,567mi.

is an exhibition that explores the physical, spiritual, and cultural connections between Los Angeles and Jerusalem by the members of the Los Angeles based Jewish Artists Initiative (JAI). Cantor's works are on display in Los Angeles at USC Hillel. Learn more about this exhibition visit: http://www.jaisocal.org/
Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY, Keepsakes, October 10-15; Curator: Karen Davis; Portfolio from the series "I Can Only Remember What I Don't Forget"

Memories from the series "I Can Only Remember What I Don't Forget"

Center for Fine Art Photography,  Fort Collins, CO; Still Life, October 2-31; Juror Del Zogg
Bouquet and Filled With Memories from  the seriesCan Only Remember What I Don't Forget

Filled With Memories from the series "I Can Only Remember What I Don't Forget"

Scarred for Life: Remnants of Trauma into Objects of Beauty, Virginia Tech Carillon School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA, Curator: Ted Meyer
They Told Me I Needed a Cage from "Unorthodox Anatomy"

AES Power Plant, 1100 Harbor Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 
Opening night Friday, July 31 from 5-10. Also open Aug 1, 2, Aug 7,8,9, 2015
"Everything I Threw Away" from the installation "Seeking Epicurus"
Grid from the series "Seeking Epicurus"

Sept. 24-Nov. 5
Jerusalem, Los Angeles
Ellen will be exhibiting 2 photographs in Israel and 3 at USC Hillel, Los Angeles
From the series "Next Year in Jerusalem."

Hagaddah 1 from the series "Next Year in Jerusalem"

Bound and Unbound III
University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
Ellen will be exhibiting "Alice in Wonderland" and "Nancy Drew" from the series "Prior Pleasures
August 24, 2015-January 4, 2016

Photo Independent
Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose, Los Angeles, CA
May 1; 5-8 Opening Party
May 2: 11-7
May 3: 11-6 

Common Goods

Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
April, 2015
Garage Installation from Seeking Epicurus

Bound and Unbound III
University Libraries
University of South Dakota 
August 24-January 4, 2016
Alice in Wonderland; Nancy Drew from Prior Pleasures

Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk
MALDEF Building
April 9, 2015
Prior Pleasures