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 : "primeval", a solo exhbition at Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, 2016; "Ellen Solari:Sculptural Baskets and Miranda Updike:Paintings", Towne Art Gallery, Wheelock College, Boston, MA,2016; "Fiber in the Present Tense 2016", Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA, 2016; "Fiber National" 2016, Workhouse Art Center, Lorton, VA, 2016, "Fiber Options", Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD, 2016,Recent group exhibitions include: "Off the Wall", Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA,2015; "Images of Grief and Healing", Chandler Gallery, Maud Morgan Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, 2015; "EcoCreations 6", Arts Longmont, Longmont, CO, 2015; Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, Massachusetts “Vessels: An Exhibition of Fiber Art”, 2014.