OUR CORE TEAM
LINDSEY FROMM is an artist and arts 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 that resulted in the public art piece Revivir (4119 Central), and currently teaches at the Harwood Art Center. Her personal art practice (MMORF) includes site-specific installation, weaving, and handmade paper. Fromm recently received an award from the New Mexico Art Education Association for academic and artistic excellence in the UNM Art Education Program. She was born in Tokyo and raised in Sacramento, California.
Co-director Highland Project
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.
Social Media Manager
SHAELIN JORNIGAN is an artist living and working in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In May, 2017 Jornigan will be graduating from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor's degree in Art Studio and a minor in Arts Management. Though her personal art practice uses painting as the primary medium, Jornigan has also worked on large scale video projection collaboration and performance. Her works explore the relationship between community and identity, an idea that she believes directly relates to her work with Friends of the Orphan Signs.