Born 1988 in Westlake Village, California.
2006 - 2011  BFA, California State University, Chico. Chico, California
2010 - 2011  Kunsthochschule Mainz, Germany. Studied under Professor Anne Berning
2014 - 2016  Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig, Germany. Meisterschülerin in the class of Annette Schröter

Lives and works in Leipzig, Germany

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021  Digital Smear, Frankfurter KunstSäule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2021  Dissipation Dance, Galerie Rothamel, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2021  Ellen Akimoto, at Galerie Heimat, Saint Rémy de Provence, France
2020  Creamy Feelings Curdle, Galerie Rothamel, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2019  Tilted Lens, Galerie Oel Früh, Hamburg, Germany
2017  Protagonists, Galerie Rothamel, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2013  Place Space, Overdose Gallery. Chico, California
2011  On, On, Pliant Signifier, 1078 Gallery. Chico, California
2010  Double Monologue, BMU 3rd Floor Gallery. California State University, Chico

AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS, RESIDENCIES
2021  Galerie Heimat and NG Art Creative Residency Art Prize, 3 week residency and solo exhibition
2020  Denkzeitstipenidum from the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen
2019  Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
2018  Arbeitsstipendium from the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen.
2015  DAAD Study Scholarship for Foreign Graduates
2012  Merit Award. The Crocker- Kingsley Competition. Blue Line Gallery
2011  Preis des Präsidenten. Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz

PUBLICATIONS
2021  >1000 Worte, Kerber Verlag, with texts from Annekathrin Kohout, Ina Peter, Jörk Rothamel, Christian Weihrauch, Alexander Wendt
2020  Creamy Feelings Curdle, monograph, Kerber Verlag, text by Wolfang Ullrich

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021
Infrarosa, with Anna Nero, Galerie Kramer, Bremen, Germany
> 1000 Worte Galerie Rothamel, Erfurt, Germany
2020
Twenties Galerie Rothamel, Erfurt, Germany
SUPER! Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
Minibar Galerie Oel-Früh, Hamburg, Germany
2019
Nous qui désirons sans fin, Galerie Jeune Création, Romainville, France
Painting Painting Painting, Raum Vollreinigung, Berlin, Germany
2018
Congratulations! Kunstverein Speyer, Speyer, Germany
25. Leipziger Jahresausstellung: Silber, Werkschauhalle / Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany
SCOPE, Galerie Rothamel, Erfurt, Germany
Nach dem Bild ist vor dem Bild – 75 Malerinnen aus Leipzig, KV Freunde Aktueller Kunst, Zwickau, Germany
2017
Ausstellung zum Wettbewerb um die Hans-Purrmann-Preise 2017 Finalist for the Großen Hans-Purrmann-Preis, Städtische Galerie Speyer, Speyer, Germany
2016
Meisterschülerausstellung 2016, HGB Leipzig Gallery, Leipzig, Germany
Schön / Hide - Beautiful / Verstecken - Meisterklasse Annette Schröter, Galerie Leuenroth, Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Galerie Elten & Elten, Zurich, Switzerland
Klassentreffen, Kunsthalle der Sparkasse Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
2015
PR!NT, La Cambre Galerie, Brussels, Belgium
Wunschlos Glücklich, Kunstverein Duisburg, Duisburg, Germany
Freistil, Kunstverein Speyer, Speyer, Germany
Screen, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
2014
Stories 3: Ellen Akimoto, Haley Hughes, Trevor Lalaguna, Sienna Orlando, Brad Thiele, 1078 Gallery, Chico, California
2013
2012 Crocker-Kingsley Prizewinners, The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California
2012
Stories 1: Ellen Akimoto, Haley Hughes, Trevor Lalaguna, Sienna Orlando, Brad Thiele, 1078 Gallery, Chico, California
The Crocker- Kingsley Competition, Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, California
Fluid Narratives: Ellen Akimoto and Ulises Meza, The Orland Art Center, Orland, California
2011
From the Rooster to the Donkey: Ellen Akimoto and Elise de Castelbajac, Atelier Zukunft, Mainz, Germany
2009
Fifty-fifth Annual Juried Student Exhibition. University Art Gallery. California State University, Chico
6th Ink/ Clay- CSU Chico ceramic work. Turner Print Museum. California State University, Chico