OUR CORE TEAM
ELLEN BABCOCK has exhibited sculpture and installations in numerous New Mexico and California venues, including the New Mexico Museum of Art, in Santa Fe and Southern Exposure, and the Exploratorium and the Arts Commission Gallery in San Francisco. Ellen assisted many internationally renowned artists as a materials researcher with the Art Foundry in Santa Fe, New Mexico from 1985-1999. She moved to San Francisco in 2000 to pursue an MFA at the California College of the Arts, and while in California, completed artist residencies at Recology and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Ellen was awarded the Cadogan Fellowship, the Dennis Leon faculty award, and the Headlands Center for the Arts studio award. She became Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of New Mexico in 2009, and in the same year, founded Friends of the Orphan Signs. Ellen is delighted to be, once again, living in New Mexico.
DIRECTOR of the HIGHLAND PROJECT
LINDSEY FROMM is an artist and art educator who resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received her Master of Fine Arts and Master of Art in Art Education from the University of New Mexico, and her Bachelor of Art in Studio Art from the College of Creative Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara. Fromm joined Friends of the Orphan Signs in 2011 to participate in the Highland High School Project, which she has directed since 2014. She teaches studio art and art history at Central New Mexico Community College. Her personal art practice includes site-specific installation, drawings, handmade paper and ceramics. She was born in Tokyo and raised in Sacramento, California.