Ellen Kong graduated Summa Cum Laude from Taiwan University with a BFA, received her MFA from UNC-Greensboro, and has studied further at Penland School of Crafts and Idyllwild School of Music & the Arts in California. She is the author of The Great Clay Adventure.
Ellen was selected as the featured artist in the 10th Anniversary Exhibition of Toyama, Japan. Her works were also included in an Invitational Art Exhibition at the Target Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia, the national exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center juried by Stephen Phillips, associate curator of the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. She was twice a recipient of the Sarah Graham Kenan Grant Award. Her work is in numerous corporate and private collections including the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, South Carolina, the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Duke University Medical Center, Wachovia Bank, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.