Ellie Davies (Born 1976) lives in Dorset and works in the woods and forests of Southern England. She gained her MA in Photography from London College of Communication in 2008.
Davies is represented by Susan Spiritus Gallery in Newport Beach, California, A.Galerie in Paris and Brussels, Sophie Maree Gallery in The Netherlands, Brucie Collections in Kiev and Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery in the UK.
Stars 8 has been awarded the Fine Art Single Image Winner in the Magnum Photography Awards 2017.
Recent exhibitions include Her Feet Planted Firmly on the Ground at The Houston Center of Photography in Texas from 3 March 2017 and a solo exhibition entitled Into the Woods at The Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre in Northern Ireland in April 2017.
Shows in 2016 included Davies’ solo exhibition Into The Woods at Crane Kalman Gallery in London, The Singapore International Photography Festival Beauty World Exhibition, a group exhibition at Galleria Gallerati in Rome entitled Fiori 7, and Photo London 2016 with Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery.
Davies was a Selected Winner in AI-AP’s American Photography 33 (2017) and Landscape Winner in PDN’s The Curator Awards 2016. The six winning artists were exhibited at Foley Gallery in New York in 2016. Her Stars series was selected for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 and received The People Choice Award.
In 2015 A. Galerie Paris showed Davies’ work in Outside, a group landscape exhibition at their Paris gallery. Later the exhibition travelled to Art Paris and on to A.Galerie Brussels. Between the Trees 14 was included in The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2015 and the Stars series showed at The Sophie Maree Gallery in The Hague in early 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).
Other 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 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.
Photo Festivals and Touring Exhibitions include The Singapore International Photo Festival 2016, The Noorderlicht 2013 Photofestival in The Netherlands, Recontres d’Arles 2013 in Arles, France and China House, Malaysia in 2013, and the Singapore International Photo Festival 2012. 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. Forest Stories Touring Exhibition travelled to The Russian Museum Summer Gardens in St. Petersburg, then to Krasnodar Central Park, Krasnodar, Russia, and to Illinskii Forest Museum, Perm, Russia during 2014.
Davies was recently awarded Gold in the Fine Art Landscape category of the PX3 Awards 2015, and First Place in the 2014 Kontinent Awards 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.
She has recently been interviewed for National Geographic, The Guardian, Aesthetica Magazine, The LA Times, Huffington Post, Slate Magazine, FOTO Magazine Poland, The Plus, Sodium Burn, Cercle Magazine France, F-Stop, Mull It Over, Urbanautica Photo Stories, Two Way Lens, Fraction Magazine, and It’s Nice That.
Her work has been featured in Interior Design Magazine USA, Aesthetica Magazine, FOTO, Blow Magazine, Dodho, Doc! Magazine, Fraction Magazine’s 50th Issue, Lumina Journal, Bear Deluxe, Fuzion Magazine, La Republica Italy, Dazed and Confused, Photo+ Magazine South Korea, Conscientious, Silvershotz, Lens Culture, Art Ukraine, Entitle Magazine, Le Monde Magazine, and The London Independent Photography Selected Artist Showcase.
Arboreal, A Collection of New Woodland Writing published in December 2016 by Little Toller Books features images and cover by Davies. Other 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, 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.