Born in Jakarta, Ella Wijt’s interest in art began at a young age. This interest lead her to the United States to study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) where she was awarded a Distinguished Merit scholarship. Ella graduated from SAIC in 2015 with the Edward L Ryerson Fellowship Award and return to Indonesia and continues to make art. Her work is an interpretation of personal experience, mythology and womanhood expressed through painting and site-specific
installation. In the studio she questions, doubts, trusts and becomes through an intuitive process which is an open conversation. This process of creating moves her between memory and possibility,
and her work then reveals its story as she lays out forms, lines, colors and composition. Ella enjoys cleaning her home, cooking with friends, and rearranging things in her studio.