Laurie (Ella) Gant

Professor of Art, Hamilton College

Ella Gant explores intersections among established traditions and contemporary practices in the arts and education. She was a 2011 named fellow in digital and electronic arts for the New York Foundation for the Arts and currently serves on the foundation’s Advisory Board.

Her work is in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, The Museum of Modern Art’s Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection and Texas Folklife Resources. Gant’s work has been shown at national and international venues, including Exit Art, Dixon Place, Joe’s Pub and Abrons Art Center in New York City; the Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, Calif.; and Great Hall, in Washington, D.C. Her work has also been shown at the Berlin, London, Melbourne, Los Angeles and San Francisco LGBT international film festivals.

Gant received her master’s of fine arts from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988, graduating with a specialization in the (then) nontraditional area of performative video installation. She joined the Hamilton College art department faculty in 1991.