Ellen Harvey (b. 1967, Kent, England) is a Brooklyn based artist working in a variety of media including paintings, video, installation, and performance. As an artist, Harvey has a keen sense of both art’s potential and it’s limitations; she was trained not only as a painter but also an attorney, and fittingly her work balances an auteur’s faith with a lawyer’s skepticism. Harvey completed the Whitney’s Independent Study Program in 1999 and took part in the P.S.1 National Studio Program. Harvey has exhibited throughout the U.S. as well as internationally and was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial. She first gained recognition with her New York Beautification Project and continued on to create larger institutional installations such as Bad Boy Klimt in Vienna and A Whitney for the Whitney at Philip Morris in New York.