The following information was submitted in August of 2006 by the artist:
Ella Sipho was born (1964) and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. Her parents divorced early on when she was five years old. Being the oldest of three siblings she became very independent.
As a young artist, Sipho began her art career by painting junk items and transforming them into treasures.
Sipho is a self-taught artist; however, she attended the University of Columbia, in Columbia Missouri for one year studying arts & science in 1989. She continued painting while working full time office jobs in the Medical and Telecommunications field. It was while working at Sprint World Headquarters as a Human Resource
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