ELLIE NEW

curator . writer . producer
Early-stage research collage (2019). Printed text by Eiko Otake.


︎︎︎ Ongoing Curatorial Research (2020-2021)
In my final semester at NYU Gallatin, I received the Dean’s Award for Graduating Seniors to fund my ongoing research into the intersections of art, environmental action, and curatorial practice.

This work has taken on various forms and iterations over the past few years, and its future state is still unfolding. I will update this page as new details emerge. In the meantime, you can read about the different components of this research and curatorial work below.

This research has also benefitted from the support of The Gallatin Galleries and Gallatin WetLab (NYU). 


Timeline & Projects




May 2020 ︎︎︎ exhibition prospectus

Knowing the Way to Tomorrow

women charting futures in an unstable world

Featuring artworks by Rebecca Belmore, Vibha Galhotra, Deborah Jack, Aida Muluneh, and Cecilia Vicuña
Senior Project • Mentored by Prof. Grace Aneiza Ali, NY



March 2021 ︎︎︎ event series

a virtual stage for artist “duets” that unearth the complexities of climate crises through artworks, conversation, and questioning

Featuring: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Vibha Galhotra, Deborah Jack, Eiko Otake,
Sarah Cameron Sunde
& Tali Weinberg

Presented by The Gallatin Galleries and WetLab





April–May 2021 ︎︎︎ digital exhibition


Refractions of a Present Future

young artists on environmental ruptures

Co-curated with Jasmine Buckley & Troy Gibbs-Brown
Featuring artworks by Clara Allison, Taylor Burkhead, Kinsale Hueston, Brock Riggins, Priya Subberwal, and Ming Ying

Presented by The Gallatin Galleries and WetLab


2021-2022 ︎︎︎ ongoing research and writing


What’s Next (TBA)


I’m continuing to develop the next iteration of this research. The result might be a digital publication. It might be a podcast. It might be an installation or an exhibition. It might be more conversations. I look forward to seeing how this work finds fresh resonance as I settle into a new place and community in Vermont.