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Amee Ellis

B. OWATONNA, MN / 1972

Amee Ellis is a photographer whose work explores a sense of wonder and belonging in the Midwest landscape. Her practice is centered in wandering, discovering a deeper understanding of the land and its rhythms, and finding connection with this place she calls home. 


Amee studied photography at Columbia College Chicago (BA, 1995) and occupational therapy at University of New Mexico (MOT, 2004). Her work has appeared in multiple solo and juried group exhibitions, including the Figge Art Museum and Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. She collaborated with Des Moines Metro Opera on their 2022 world-premiere production A Thousand Acres and has participated in juried art festivals, such as the Des Moines Arts Festival and Art in the Pearl in Portland, Oregon. Amee’s photographs have been published in dsm Magazine, The Annals of Iowa, and The New Territory magazine, alongside the poetry and prose of the literature section. She lives in Des Moines, Iowa.



Photo by Katie Flippen

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