Ellen Moore Osborne is a printmaker, photographer, and mixed media collage artist living in Charlottesville, Virginia. She originally attended East Carolina University with the intention of becoming a graphic designer, but fell in love with fine art instead. She received her BFA from East Carolina University in 1986 and an MFA from Louisiana State University in 1991. Her work has appeared in solo, group, and juried exhibitions in 37 states and several foreign countries. She stepped away from the art scene for a while to focus on raising twin boys, who are now in college.
Ellen has worked as a graphic designer for local, statewide, and national nonprofit organizations. She has taught graphic design and printmaking in Virginia at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville and Mary Baldwin College in Staunton. For the past twelve years, she has worked as the Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle, a program that helps adult immigrants and refugees learn to read, write, and speak the English language. She is also on the Albemarle County School Board.