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Ellen Hackl Fagan

Ellen Hackl Fagan builds connections between color and sound using installations, interactive games, and collaborative projects that combine color-and-texture saturated paintings with music and digital technologies. Each installation invites viewers an opportunity to explore synaesthesia for themselves.

Balanced between randomness and intention, like jazz music, Fagan’s art continues to reveal limitless possibilities for improvisation. Saturation, accident, and the nature of the materials impose their own voice. Color seduces.

Blue is an invitation to get reckless.

Rich, powdery, dangerous, The Void.

Jumping off generates new information. Painting opens the door to life’s patterns. Echoing life’s chaotic beauty, her sources can be linked to pop music, Rimbault, Jungian psychology, the theory of correspondences, Minimalist and decorative art.

Fagan is the inventor of the Reverse Color Organ and the ColorSoundGrammar Game, two projects that enable viewers to interact aurally with color. In collaboration with web architect Joshie Fishbein, the Reverse Color Organ is a web app, downloadable to a smartphone, thus placing this synaesthetic tool into peoples’ hands to be used, not only to expand the language of color, but also as a crowd-sourced musical instrument.

Fagan exhibits her work extensively throughout New England and New York City. In 2014 she expanded her independent curatorial practice into a full-time business and is now the owner of ODETTA Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn. There, she maintains her painting studio and is an active member of this vibrant arts community.

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(Biography provided by ODETTA Gallery)

Ellen Hackl Fagan, Seeking the Sound of Cobalt Blue_20 Moons, 2014, Enamel, Ink
By Ellen Hackl Fagan
Located in New York, NY
Ellen Hackl Fagan is an interdisciplinary abstract painter who believes that synaesthesia can be taught. Through interactive tools and crowd sourcing, Fagan is developing a correspo...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Ellen Hackl Fagan

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Enamel

Ellen Hackl Fagan, Seeking the Sound of Cobalt Blue_20 Moons, 2014, Enamel, Ink
By Ellen Hackl Fagan
Located in New York, NY
Ellen Hackl Fagan is an interdisciplinary abstract painter who believes that synaesthesia can be taught. Through interactive tools and crowd sourcing, Fagan is developing a correspo...
Category

2010s Abstract Expressionist Ellen Hackl Fagan

Materials

Enamel

Ellen Hackl Fagan, Seeking the Sound of Cobalt Blue_North Country_2020_
By Ellen Hackl Fagan
Located in New York, NY
Seeking the Sound of Cobalt Blue is a series of larger paintings on 8 ply museum board and large sheets of rag paper and clayboard panels that have been created since the winter of 2...
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2010s Color-Field Ellen Hackl Fagan

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Acrylic, Panel, Pigment

Ellen Hackl Fagan_Technicolor Bubble Wrap II_2020_paint, ink, plaster
By Ellen Hackl Fagan
Located in New York, NY
Seeking the Sound of Cobalt Blue is a series of paintings and sculptures that have been created since the spring of 2014. Using domestic construction materials from her garage, ext...
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2010s Arte Povera Ellen Hackl Fagan

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Ink, Acrylic, Pigment, Plaster

Ellen Hackl Fagan, Seeking the Sound of Cobalt Blue_Big Blue_2020
By Ellen Hackl Fagan
Located in New York, NY
Seeking the Sound of Cobalt Blue is a series of larger paintings on 8 ply museum board and large sheets of rag paper that have been created since the winter of 2016. Using domestic...
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2010s Color-Field Ellen Hackl Fagan

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Paper, Ink, Acrylic, Pigment

Ellen Hackl Fagan, ColorSoundGrammar_3 2010, Abstraction, Meditative
By Ellen Hackl Fagan
Located in New York, NY
Inviting the accidental while painting, the artist's materials continue to reveal limitless possibilities for improvisation, like jazz music. Influenced by scientific theories-both ...
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2010s Conceptual Ellen Hackl Fagan

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Enamel

Ellen Hackl Fagan, Red Bliss, 2009, ink, acrylic, clayboard panel
By Ellen Hackl Fagan
Located in New York, NY
Ellen Hackl Fagan builds connections between color and sound using installations, interactive games, and collaborative projects that combine color-and-texture saturated paintings wit...
Category

2010s Color-Field Ellen Hackl Fagan

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Ink, Acrylic, Panel

Ellen Hackl Fagan, Red Green, 2011, enamel, monoprint, ink, acrylic polymer
By Ellen Hackl Fagan
Located in New York, NY
Ellen Hackl Fagan builds connections between color and sound using installations, interactive games, and collaborative projects that combine color-and-texture saturated paintings wit...
Category

2010s Color-Field Ellen Hackl Fagan

Materials

Enamel

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