Ellen Altfest always paints from life, drawn towards domestic plants, vegetables and more recently, male models. Altfest immerses herself in an intense analysis and personal engagement with the subject that pushes her vision beyond the real.


Recent solo exhibitions include Green Spot, White Cube, Hong Kong (HK); Ellen Altfest, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes (UK); Head and Plant, New Museum, New York, NY (US); The Bent Leg, White Cube, London (UK); The Leg, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX (US); and Paintings, White Cube, London (UK). Her work is included in the collections of the Dallas Art Museum, Dallas, TX (US); Olbricht Collection, Berlin (DE); Saatchi Gallery, London (UK) and Zabludowicz Collection, London (UK).


Ellen Altfest participates in the exhibition Close, curated by Russell Tovey, on view March 4 - April 6, 2023. For information about the artist please visit White Cube.