Ellen Jantzen was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and currently lives in Valencia, California. Recent shows include: VELOCITY, First Annual Art Auction, Claremont Museum of Art; BEYOND BOUNDARIES, Digital Evolution and Change; F.U.E.L. Gallery Philadelphia, PA during the iDEAs07 Conference; BENEATH THE SURFACE; Solo Exhibition at St. Mary's College, Notre Dame; ANIMAL INSTINCTS: ALLEGORY & ANTHROPOMORPHISM; curated by Melissa Link of ATHICA (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art) in Athens Georgia; THE LANDSCAPES OF TODAY’S SCIENCE, Curated by Cynthia Pannucci Director of Art & Science Collaborations, Inc; INCOGNITO, fund raising exhibition at the Santa Monica; PAINT AND PIXELS, at Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA; RUBURBS & OTHER SPACES IN BETWEEN: Land Use And Environmentalism; at the Athens Institute of Contemporary Art; ALLEGORIES OF THE GENOME; exploring genetic and genomic science, at Outworks Gallery, Winnipeg; NOT RIGHT; Artists Altering Natural Schemes, at Tower Fine Arts Gallery.
She was featured on the Cover + Feature Article of the Spring 2007 Issue of The Journal of the International Digital and Media Arts Association and in June 2007 issue of MIX Future Interiors (fashion, art, interiors predictive).
Her pieces are are in a number of collections, including multiple pieces in the collection of Carole Cole and John Ernsdorf, TEA FOR TWO FABLES, in the collection of Sonny and Gloria Kamm, and OVOID OF THE SILVERED TWIGS at Cal State Fullerton.