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Ellen Cocose

Ellen Cocose began painting and drawing at the age of nine, studying art and classical piano for 6 years at internationally renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts. She continued her art education at college first in Florence Italy, then at University of Illinois – where she studied Medical Illustration, and finally at Columbia College in Chicago – where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Cocose spent the next decade in the advertising world, owning her own commercial studio. In 1997, yearning to go back to her fine art roots, she left advertising, and began her career exclusively as a fine artist. Her inspiration comes from a lifetime of travel. Ellen’s curiosity in other cultures and arts has taken her around the world to over 25 countries in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa.

Cocose’s work is represented in galleries nationwide, and has been exhibited in solo and group shows. Her artwork may be found in corporate and private collections worldwide, including Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, New York City, Calgary, London, Paris, and Seoul


2016 Gruen Galleries

2015 Gruen Galleries

2015 Gallery H

2014 Gruen Galleries

2014 Gallery H

2013 Gruen Galleries

2013 Gallery H

2013 KM Fine Arts LA

2012 Gallery H

2011 Gallery KH

2010 Affordable Art Fair – NYC

2010 Gallery KH

2010 Citadelle Art Foundation

2010 Gallery H

2009 Affordable Art Fair – NYC

2009 Gallery KH

2009 A Muse Gallery

2009 Gallery H

2008 Toronto International Art Fair

2008 Gallery KH

2008 Renee George Gallery

2008 A Muse Gallery

2007 Mary Bell Galleries

2007 Wiessman Gallery

2006 Anam Art Gallery

2000 Art Resources Gallery

1999 Lands End Corporate Gallery



Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI

Drake University, Florence, Italy

University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

Columbia College, Chicago – Bachelor of Fine Arts



2016 Luxe Interiors & Design

2012 Luxe Interiors & Design

2008 Metropolitan Home

2007 Décor & Style Magazine

2007 The Artful Home


Select Corporate Collections:

Mayo Clinic

Taft Stettinius & Hollister


Mather Lifeways


Marshall Field’s

SemGroup, L.P

Bradner Smith & Company

Griffith Laboratories

Reyes Holdings