Ruth Ellingson / Fine Art Photography

About Me

 Ruth M. Ellingson
BA University of Oregon
I have been hand tinting B/W Silver Gelatin prints with photo retouch dyes for over 30 years. The process is time intensive but allows for a wide range of color effects, from soft and subtle to intense and vivid. I like to shoot interesting architecture and landscapes with black and white film and infuse  the printed image with color to create a mood or impression that draws the viewer into the piece.
I have had many solo and group shows over the past 3 decades in the Midwest and on the West coast. Themes have included Miami Deco architecture, the Champagne Region of  France, Road Trip USA and various Cityscapes and landscapes. I am currently working on a series of images of Los Angeles and Palm Springs architecture and landmarks and a series highlighting climate change.
Solo and Feature Exhibitions :
2/22 Hot 100 Fine Art Photographers of 2022 via Your Daily Photograph
2/21 Your Daily Photograph by Duncan Miller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
6/20 Your Daily Photograph by Duncan Miller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 
7/16 Neutra Institute of Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA
 "California Style" Architecture of the Golden State
4/15 Colorida Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
 "Images of the American West"
2/13 Art Center South Florida, Miami Beach, FL " Miami Beach Deco"
9/10 The Rourke Art Museum, Moorhead, MN  “Magnetic North”
5/10 The Perfect Exposure Gallery Los Angles, CA
  “A Tale of Two Cities” Images of Los Angeles and New Orleans
11/09 Jose Drudis Biada Gallery "Glimpse Of LA" Los Angeles, CA
3/09 LACMA Art Rental and Sales Gallery Feature Exhibition Los Angeles, CA
7/08 The Gallery @Frames on 3rd  San Francisco, CA
2/08 Bakery Art Exhibitions @The Jazz Bakery Los Angeles, CA
8/07 Robot Art Gallery  1114 S St Mary’s San Antonio, TX “Road Trip USA”
3/06 The Gallery at Frames on 3rd  2500 3rd St  San Francisco, CA
 “Scenes from Across America” hand tinted photographs
11/04 The Rourke Art Gallery Museum  521 Main Ave. Moorhead, MN
 “Road Trip USA” hand tinted photos from across the west and Midwest.
5/02 The Faded Rose Gallery 1017 West Armitage Ave. Chicago, IL
Hand tinted photographs from the French countryside
9/2000 The Rourke Art Gallery  523 S. 4th St. Moorhead, MN
 “La Ville et La Compagne/Town and Country” hand tinted photos
1/99 Paris Photo 1961 LaCienega Bl.  Los Angeles, CA
 "Champagne” Hand tinted photographs from the Champagne region of France
5/97 The E Gallery  1233 Castro St  San Francisco, CA
 "Dreamscapes” hand tinted photographs of the city and the desert
2/93 Fall Creek Café  881 13th Ave. Eugene, OR hand tinted architectural photographs
3/91 Willamette Theatre  1045 Willamette St. Eugene, OR
 "Now Showing”  Hand tinted photographs of theatre marquees
2/91 Photocraft  320 SW Stark Portland, OR  Hand tinted photos of Miami Beach Deco   otels
10/89 The Rourke Gallery  523 S 4th St. Moorhead, MN
1/89 Jeffrey Michael  915 SW Broadway  Portland, OR
11/88 Frames of Reference Gallery 723 NW 23rd  Portland, OR
  Hand tinted photographs of Portland architecture and landmarks
11/86 Allan Brothers  2465 Hillyard St. Eugene, OR
  Hand tinted photographs of European street scenes

Group Exhibitions
6/23 64th Midwestern Exhibition on the theme, "Outside the Lines" at the Rourke Art Museum  
6/22 63rd Midwestern Exhibition on the theme "the Hero's Journey
6/21 62nd Midwesern Exhibition on the theme, "The Biographical Impulse"
6/20 The Rourke Art Museum 61th Midwestern Invitational on the theme, In my own skin
2/20 The Perfect Exposure Gallery, Alhambra, CA on the subject of "Birds"
6/19 The Rourke Art Museum 60th Midwestern Invitational on the theme, Zeitgeist
6/18 The Rourke Art Museum 59th Midwestern Invitational on the theme, "Camelot"
10/17 Perfect Exposure Gallery- A Room of One's Own Women in Photography Exhibit
6/17 The Rourke Art Museum 58th Midwestern
6/16 The Rourke Art Museum
2/16 The Perfect Exposure Gallery
6/15, 6/14 The Rourke Art Museum Midwestern Exhibition
6/12,10/13,10/14 Get Art Hollywood, CA 
2/12 The Perfect Exposure Gallery Los Angeles, CA
4/11,12/11 Cactus Gallery Los Angeles,  CA
11/10 Cactus Gallery Los Angeles, CA
12/09 DRKRM Gallery Los Angeles, CA
1/08  LACMA Art Rental and Sales Gallery  Los Angeles, CA
11/07,1/09Aesthetics 2007,2009  The Perfect Exposure Gallery  Los Angeles, CA
9/07 Foto Septiembre  Robot Art Gallery  San Antonio, TX
12/06 Aesthetics 2006  The Perfect Exposure Gallery  Los Angeles, CA
4/07 The Great Earth at the Rourke Gallery, Moorhead, MN
6/89- 6/11 Midwestern Art Exhibition at the Rourke Art Museum
7/03-05 The Women’s Perspective The Rourke Art Gallery
6/00-02 Art Source 7601 Sunset Blvd.
1/2000 Paris Photo  Los Angeles, CA
7/99,05 Out Auction  Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA
8/99 Warp and Weft Exhibition 1214 Wooster Los Angeles, CA
12/99 Georges 1766 Vermont Ave  Los Angeles, CA
2/92 Indigo Iris West Linn, OR
6/90 St Paul Gallery 262 E 4th St St. Paul, MN
9/91 Flux Gallery 516 NW 21st Ave  Portland, OR
11/90,89 North Dakota Governors Photo Contest  Liberty Memorial Bldg. Bismarck, ND
   merit winner for places category
5/88,89,90San Francisco Deco Society Annual Deco Show  San Francisco, CA