Ellen Solari is a maker of sculptural baskets. Formerly a painter, she discovered the world of textiles several years ago after learning how to knit.
A Boston native, she received her B.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Ellen lives in Belmont, MA, and has a studio at River Street Artists, located at the Waltham Mills, Waltham, MA. When not working in her own studio, Ellen currently teaches art in an after school program to elementary-aged children.

Recent exhibitions include: National Basketry Organization, “Every 1”, Virtually Woven 2021 Conference, 2021; Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, Lexington, MA. “The Chemistry of FiberLab: An Exploration of Textile Arts “, 2021; and Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA.,”Broken Beauty”, 2020;