Ellen Wetmore (she, her) is a Professor of Art and Chair of the Department of Art and Design at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. A graduate of the University of Michigan and of Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, she moved to Massachusetts in 1995. Wetmore's artistic practice investigates visual thinking, motherhood, neuro-atypical abilities, race, teaching, money, and depression. Her awards include a 2023 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, an honorable mention for the CAA Michael Aurbach Fellowship for Excellence in Visual Arts, a 2017 Berkshire Taconic ART Fellowship and a 2017 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship. Wetmore’s projects have been featured at the Boston Cyberarts Art on the Marquee, the Indianapolis Art Center; the Sandwell Arts Trust; Ciné Lumière, London, CologneOff, Germany; the InShadow Festival, Lisbon, and Videoholica in Bulgaria. She is a 2012 School of the Museum of Fine Arts Traveling Fellow and a summer 2015 visiting artist at the American Academy of Rome. She is a participant of CAA, UFVA, the 404 Festival and Cultivamos Cultura. Her most recent solo exhibition was a drawing study of the collection at the Fitchburg Art Museum. Her current science collaborations explore printed, fabric-based video displays, text and memory in fat cells, and the characterization of high fire ceramic glazes in a Cambodian wood fired kiln. Her first graphic novel, Dante, a Divine Comedy, is a satirical account of the academic hiring process, edited by Jiba Molei Anderson.