Ella Desmond received an MFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute in 2017, BFA in Printmaking from Louisiana State University in 2013. Desmond was an artist in residence at the Artist-in-Residence Program in Carrizozo, New Mexico and at the Vermont Studio Center in 2019. Her interdisciplinary studio practice spans a range of printmaking mediums including lithography, relief, letterpress, screen print, and papermaking as well as performance and poetry. Desmond has been a faculty member at the Parsons School of Design since 2019 where she teaches courses in printmaking and book arts. She is currently working on a series of prints exploring the intersection between tragedy, comedy and the service industry. Desmond lives and works in Brooklyn and Newburgh, NY.