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Karman Fellow 2024

Richelle Ellis

Artist & Founder & Co-founder
Supercollider & Beyond Earth

Richelle is an expeditionary artist, curator, and analog astronaut. Her art and research aims to use space to help life on Earth, to see the world – and ourselves – in new ways.

Richelle creates artworks made for international orbit, etched on satellites, suspended by Stratollite balloons and aboard rockets. As the Head of Creative Research for analog space missions via Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS), Sensoria Program, and Lunares Research Station, Ellis examines creativity beyond our world. Richelle's artistic ventures have taken her to glaciers near the North Pole to parabolic flights in zero gravity, into the Biosphere 2 and Analog Mars Missions with NASA Goddard, earning her accolades and residencies at renowned institutions such as Planet, Google Quantum AI, and Relativity. 

Her work spans exhibitions from the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, with recent artworks on the surface of the Moon. Richelle is the Founder and Director of Supercollider, which brings together leading artists, scientists, and the public to celebrate the future and reframe the challenges facing our world. 

She is also the Co-Founder and Director of Space Programs for Beyond Earth, an all-female international transdisciplinary artist collective exploring the frontiers of art, space, and biology through space-bound artworks. Learn more about Richelle on her website at richelleellis.com.

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