My work explores the notion that landscape can be viewed as a constructed cultural fiction. Complex themes and metaphors overlay the landscape with additional meaning, directly reflecting the preoccupations and anxieties of the culture they were produced in. These constructions veil the reality of the land, reducing the natural world to an idealisation. They reference fictions which persist in spite of the material, social or political status of landscapes, to create 'rural myth' and romanticism, obscuring an understanding of the land as threatened and exploited, dangerous and unknown. For further text please view my website www.elliedavies.co.uk read full statement
ELLIE DAVIES CV
MA Photography, London College of Communication 2008.
Lives and works in London.
Into the Woods, Solo Exhibition at Richard Young Gallery, London, 5 Oct - 17 Nov.
Come with Me - New Landscape, Print House Gallery, London, 21 Oct - 27 Nov.
New Landscape, LBi, 146 Brick Lane, London, E1, 7 Sept - 14 Oct.
Smoke and Mirrors: Solo Exhibition - 10GS, London, W1, 12 May - 5 Sept.
Ellie Davies at Bayeux Imaging - Newman Street, London, W1, 5 May - 5 June.
Ellie Davies Solo Exhibition - Bruce Collections, Kiev, Ukraine, 16 March - 2 May.
Art 14, Crane Kalman Gallery Brighton, 28 February – 5t March.
London Art Fair, Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Stand G8, 21-25 January.
Forest Stories Autumn, Patriarshie Prudy (Patriarch Ponds), Moscow, Russia, 20 Sept - 20 Oct 2013. Curator Irina Zhuravleva, Partners: WWF, FSC (Forest Stewardship Council*) and Tetra Pak Russia, and Art Project FOREST*.
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, with Crane Kalman Brighton, 13 - 16 October, Hampstead.
Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, with Crane Kalman Brighton, 13 - 16 June, Hampstead.
London Art Fair with Crane Kalman Brighton, Islington Business Design Centre, 16 - 20 Jan.
Arles Photography Festival Open Salon ‘An Eye for an Ear’- Hearing Nature, China House, 153-155 Beach St, Penang, Malaysia, 28 March - 17 April.
3rd Singapore International Photo Festival, Art Science Museum, Singapore, 10 Oct - 29 Nov.
Noorderlicht Terra Cognita Photofestival, JB Groningen, The Netherlands, 2 Sept - 7 Oct.
Arles Photography Festival Open Salon ‘An Eye for an Ear’- Hearing Nature, Galleries Huit, Arles, France 2 July - 23 Sept.
Matt Roberts Gallery Photo Open 2012, Griffin Gallery, W11, 7 - 27 Dec.
- Matt Roberts Gallery, 12 Oct - 3 Nov.
- The Griffin Gallery, London, W11 4AJ, 6 - 28 Dec
Forest Stories Exhibition, Chistoprudniy Boulevard, Moscow, Russia, 9 Aug - 9 Sept 2012. Curator: Irina Zhuravleva, Partners: WWF and FSC, Russia; FSC (Forest Stewardship Council®), Russia; Art project FOREST®.
Artwork for Interiors with Crane Kaman Gallery, 39 Russell Garden Mews, W1, 21 June.
Professional Women Photographers Online Exhibition: March 1 - August 31.
Open To Interpretation: Intimate Landscape, Gordon Parks Gallery, St Paul, Minneapolis, USA, 15 November.
Nine-Point Perspective: Ways of Seeing, Hotshot Gallery, London, 12 - 30 Aug.
The Edge Sculpture Trail Installation – Heathercombe, Dartmoor, Devon, 3 - 25 Sept.
Symbiosis, Hoxton Art Gallery, 64 Charlotte Road, E2, 19 May - 17 June.
Tallinn 15th Print Triennial, Khmu Museum of Modern Art, Estonia Jan 20 - 8 May.
Lens Culture International Exposure Awards: 31 Contemporary Photographers:
• Specs Gallery, 7 rue Jules Vallès, 75011 Paris, 24 September - 2 October 2011.
• VII Dumbo, 28 Jay Street, New York 11201, July 14th - 2nd Sept.
• Gallery 291, 291 Geary Street, San Francisco CA94102, April 28 - 2 May.
Salon Photo Open, Matt Roberts Gallery, Vyner Street, London 3 - 26 Feb.
Light and Landscape, The New Forest Gallery, 27 Nov 2010 - 2 Jan.
LIP 22ndAnnual Exhibition, Proud Central, London, 20 - 31 Oct.
In Site, BlueDog Gallery, 20 Gardner St, Brighton 3 - 31 Oct.
Exeter Contemporary Open 2010, Phoenix Gallery, Exeter 16 Sept - 3 Nov.
Foto8 Summer Show, Crane Kaman, Brighton, 11 - 29 Sept.
Foto8 Summer Show, Host Gallery, London, 26 July - 4 Sept.
Sight, Unseen, Photofusion, London, SW9 9 April - 25 May.
ArtSway Open 09, ArtSway Gallery, Sway, New Forest.
Photomonth Open 09, Old Truman Brewery, London.
Salon 09, Four Corners Gallery, London.
‘I Always Knew You’d Come Back..’ East End Arts Club, London.
Crossings, New Brewery Arts, Cirencester.
New Landscape, Crane Kaman Gallery, Brighton.
Beautiful Landscapes, 3 Bedfordbury Gallery, London.
Format Photo Festival 09, ‘I always knew you'd come back..’, Derby.
Hanging On, Oblong Gallery, London.
For One Night Only, Oblong Gallery, London.
Circles of Latitude, a Photomonth Group Show, Four Corners Gallery, London.
London International Creative Competition 2013 Winner.
Critical Mass 2012 Finalist.
Professional Women Photographers International Juried Exhibition: Honourable Mention.
ArtSlant Showcase Juried Winner, Round 4. 2011.
Lens Culture International Exposure Awards: Honourable Mention.
Exeter Phoenix Audience Choice Award.
PX3 Paris Photo Prize – 1st Prize Winner Fine Art Landscape.
International Photography Awards: 1st Place Nature-Landscape Pro Award.
LPA Landscape Awards 2010: Commended.
ArtSlant Showcase Juried Winner 2010.
The Charmin Adams Award.
New Brewery Arts Open Public Choice Award.
International Photography Awards 2009 - Official Selection Honourable Mention.
PX3 Paris Photo Prize – Fine Art Series Honourable Mention.
Short-listed for New Contemporaries 2009.
Critical Mass 2008 Finalist.
New York Photo Awards: Honourable Mention - Personal Fine Art Series.
PX3 Paris Photo Prize - 3 Fine Art Honourable Mentions.
BOOKS, PUBLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS
Urbanuatica PhotoSchools Interview, January.
Two Way Lens, Interviews with Contemporary Photographers, November.
Tijdschrift Ei Magazine, Holland, Issue 27.
Urbanautica feature Another Green World.
F-Stop Magazine Issue 59, True/False, June-July.
Fraction Magazine 50th Issue, 50 Photographers, May.
Cercle Magazine, France, April.
Velour Magazine, July.
Flip Magazine, Issue 24.
The Shot I Never Forgot, Our World My Eye, Sept.
Dazed and Confused, Photobook of the Month, May.
Interior Design Magazine, USA, Jan.
Tricycle Magazine, USA, Vol 22, No.3, Spring Issue.
F-Stop Magazine Issue 56, The Landscape Issue, Dec 2012/ Jan.
WUD: Four Fictional Walks in the Woods. Hardcover Photobook, Tangerine Press.
SNOB Magazine, Russia, Dec Issue 2.
Interior Design Magazine, USA, Oct.
Cent Magazine, Oct.
Vantage Magazine, Oct.
Absolutely Magazine, Oct.
Noorderlicht Terra Cognisa, Published by Noorderlicht, Sept.
Arles Photography Open Salon Publication 2012 ‘An Eye for an Ear’ – Hearing Nature
Crated by Vanja Karas. Published October 2012 by UBYU Books.
Philosophie Magazine, Issue 60, June 2012, p.46, France.
Entitle Magazine, Issue 2, June.
Open To Interpretation: Intimate Landscapes – Published Taylor and O’Neill, USA.
F-Stop Magazine Issue 53, Series Photography Issue and Group Exhibition, June.
Fuzion Magazine, Issue 5, Spring 2012, P 24 – 33, UK.
Photo+ Magazine, Issue 24, April 2012, p 51 – 56, South Korea.
Behind the Image By Natasha Caruana and Anna Fox. Thames and Hudson.
Tree Magazine Photo Essay by Chris Stocks – September Issue 2011, p. 16 – 19, UK.
TimeOut Exhibition Coverage 11 – 17 Aug, p. 52, UK.
London Independent Photographers Annual Exhibition Publication.
Le Monde Magazine, 23rd Oct, p. 38 - 39, France.
Tallinn XV Graafikatriennaal - For Love Not Money, Estonia.
Evolver Magazine, November/December Issue, p.3, UK.
31 Contemporary Photographers - Lens Culture International Exposure Awards, UK.
London Independent Photography 20th Annual Exhibition Publication Cover 2010, UK.
London Independent Photography Publication 21st Anniversary Ed - Spring 09, UK.
‘I always knew you'd come back…’ - a Latitude Photographers Publication, UK.
‘I always knew you'd come back…’ Volume 2 - a Latitude Publication, UK.
Interview by Shutterspark 20th September, UK.
Bulletin Fotograficzny Magazine, (London Photomonth), Poland, Nov 09.
New York Photo Awards 2008 Annual, USA.
London Independent Photography 20th Annual Exhibition Publication 2008, UK.
Sight, Unseen, Photofusion Gallery, London - In conversation with Lucy Soutter, 28.05.10.
In Site, In Site Gallery, Brighton - In conversation with Graham Hume, 21.10.10.
Held by private collections in the UK, the US, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and South Korea. ‘WUD: Four Fictional Walks in the Woods’ is held by the National Art Library at the V and A Museum, London and Glasgow School of Art Library and is stocked by Foyles London. Also, the Royal Brompton Hospital.