Ellie Davies (Born 1976) lives in London and works in the woods and forests of Southern England. She gained her MA in Photography from London College of Communication in 2008.
She is represented by Susan Spiritus Gallery in Newport Beach, California, A.Galerie in Paris, Sophie Maree Gallery in The Netherlands, Brucie Collections in Kiev, Art Gemini in Singapore and Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery in the UK.
Her work has been selected for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Exhibition. Work by the 10 selected artists will be exhibited at York St Mary’s – York’s foremost contemporary art space, from 14 April – 29 May 2016.
Davies looks forward to her next solo exhibitions at Crane Kalman Gallery in Knightsbridge, London in August 2016 entitled Half Light, and at The Roe Valley Arts Centre in Derry in Northern Ireland in Spring 2017.
In 2015 A. Galerie Paris showed Davies’ work in Outside, a group show which ran from January to March. Outside then travelled to Art Paris and on to A.Galerie Brussels where it was exhibited throughout April and May 2015. Crane Kalman Gallery Brighton took her work to Photo London Art Fair at Somerset House in May 2015. Between the Trees 14, 2014 was included in The Royal Academy of Arts 2015 Summer Exhibition in London. Davies' most recent solo exhibition Stars showed at The Sophie Maree Gallery in The Hague from January through February 2015.
Davies’ work was selected for the Royal Photographic Society’s 158th Annual Print Exhibition (2015) and was awarded ‘Selector’s Choice’ by Louise Clements (Director of Quad Festival, Derby). The exhibition opened at The Truman Brewery in London in October 2015 and then travelled to The Royal Albert Hall through November 2015. In 2016 the exhibition will continue to The Aberystwyth Arts Centre (28 Nov – 30 January 2016), The Hive in Worcester (16 February – 23 March 2016), The Warrington Museum and Art Gallery (2 April – 30 April 2016), The Dublin Library and Cultural Centre (11 May – 22 June 2016) and finally to the University of Derby (30 June – 19 August 2016).
Other recent solo exhibitions include Into the Woods at The Richard Young Gallery in London (2012), Come with Me at The Print House Gallery in London (2012), Smoke and Mirrors at 10GS London (2011), and Ellie Davies New Landscape at Bruce Collections, Kiev in Ukraine (2011). Group exhibitions in 2014 include The Art Gemini Prize Exhibition at TriSpace Gallery in London, Uncertain States at Four Corners Gallery in London, and The Open West 2014 at The Wilson Gallery in Cheltenham. Forest Stories Touring Exhibition travelled to The Russian Museum Summer Gardens in St. Petersburg, to Krasnodar Central Park, Krasnodar, Russia, and to Illinskii Forest Museum, Perm, Russia during 2014. Other exhibitions include Inside Out at PH21 Gallery in Budapest, The Arles 2013 Photo Festival in Arles, France and at China House in Malaysia. Also, The Noorderlicht 2013 Photofestival in The Netherlands, and the 2012 Singapore International Photo Festival. In late 2012 the Open to Interpretation: Intimate Landscape Exhibition toured the USA including Gordon Parks Gallery, St Paul, Minneapolis, and Newspace Centre for Photography, Portland, Oregon.
Davies was recently awarded First Place in the 2014 Kontinent Awards in the Fine Art Projects Category, Top 50 in the Barcelona International Photography Festival, First Place in the 2014 Art Gemini Awards, and two Honourable Mentions in the Moscow International Photography Awards 2014. She also received an Honourable Mention from the jurors of Inside Out 2014 at PH21 Gallery in Budapest, and was selected as a finalist in the 2013 London International Creative Competition. She was awarded an Honourable Mention in the Professional Women Photographers International Juried Exhibition 2012. Davies was selected for the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2010, and received 1st Place in the Fine Art Landscape category of the 2010 PX3 Paris Photo Prize, The Exeter Phoenix 2010 Audience Choice Award, ArtSlant Showcase Juried Winner in 2010 and 2011, and Commended in the LPA Landscape Awards 2010.
She has recently been interviewed for The LA Times, Huffington Post, Slate Magazine, FOTO Magazine Poland, Cercle Magazine France, F-Stop, Mull It Over, Urbanautica Photo Stories, Two Way Lens, Fraction Magazine, and It’s Nice That. She has been featured in Interior Design USA, Blow Magazine, Dodho Magazine, Doc! Magazine, Fraction Magazine’s 50th Issue, Fuzion Magazine, Photo+ Magazine South Korea, Conscientious, Silvershotz, Lens Culture, Art Ukraine, Entitle Magazine, Le Monde Magazine, and The London Independent Photography Selected Artist Showcase.
Recent books include Into The Woods, a self-published photobook made with Bob Books, which includes Stars, The Gloaming and Between the Trees series’ in their entirety, with text by Ellie Davies and Miranda Gavin (Hotshoe). Also, WUD: Four Walks in the Fictional Woods, a limited-edition hardcover photobook published by Tangerine Press in December 2012. Also, Open To Interpretation: Intimate Landscapes – Published October 2012, and Behind the Image By Natasha Caruana and Anna Fox published by Thames and Hudson in 2012.
Her work is held in private collections in the UK, the US, Central and Eastern Europe, South Korea, Hong Kong, Russia and The United Arab Emirates. WUD: Four Fictional Walks in the Woods has been added to the collections of the National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Library Project Bookshop, Dublin, The Glasgow School of Art Library, and is stocked in Foyles London.