Ellen Tiberino is a mosaic and ceramic artist, Assistant Director at an arts nonprofit community education center, and teacher with over 15 years’ experience as an artist and ten years in specialty education including after school lead teacher, curriculum development and artist workshop development and execution. Born to visual artist parents, Ellen has developed as a prominent artist herself.
Ellen began assisting late Philadelphia artist Joe Brenman on murals, and later took part in Mural Arts’ Neighborhood Time Exchange Residency in 2018. She was also part of the inaugural cohort of the Philadelphia Fellowship for Black Artists in 2020. In 2021, Ellen painted a mural at Suburban Station entitled Opposing Forces as part of the third phase of the Color Me Back: A Same Day Work and Pay Program. These days, Ellen’s art is being featured in the new TV show Bel-Air on Peacock.
Ellen works with stained glass in a method of mosaic, which she equates to “painting with glass.” Nature is one of her biggest inspirations, in which she is constantly amazed and astounded by the natural world around her, and she seeks to glorify it in her artwork.
Last updated: Feb 25, 2022