Ella Medicus’s work varies greatly from project to project, but stems from relationships to her surroundings and new interpretations of objects. Everyday encounters with labels, advertising, store products, trash, the urban environment, the internet, inform her practice and become mediums that she works with. un-box takes a look into the excess of items ordered online and shipped; the energy and fuel spent to maintain the industry, and human behavior surrounding the phenomenon.
Ella Medicus grew up in Kent, Ohio and graduated with a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2015, during which time she spent a semester in Glasgow, Scotland at the Glasgow School of Art. Medicus currently lives and works in Cleveland, OH, where she is also co-coordinator of the experimental art gallery H Space in Cleveland, which began in 2016. Her work draws on daily experience with her surroundings and the internet, with an interest in skewing assumptions and perceptions.