About the artist:
Bio: Ell Treese is a 21 year old artist born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. Currently residing in Richmond, VA, they are a junior in the Painting and Printmaking Department at VCUarts. They are a member of the LGBTQ+ community and identify as a non-binary trans masculine person. Ell is a painter but branches out in to different media to explore material and form. Their work focuses on the complexities of gender identity using abstract expression as language and material metaphors.