As a life-long Midwesterner, Ellie Kingsbury’s photography centers around the beauty and life force found in the mundane. Ellie received a McKnight Fellowship for her project “Automatic Beyond Belief”, a story of Industrial Design Age kitchen appliances. She is also a twice recipient of the Artist Initiative grant through the Minnesota State Arts Board. She has shown both nationally and internationally, including group shows in Beijing, Helsinki, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Portland OR, Gallery spaces in Minneapolis have included her in several group shows, including the Katherine Nash Gallery, St. Catherine University, and the Bloomington Arts Center. Her first solo show was at the Vine Arts Center in January 2016.