Approved: 08.11.2017

Ellie Collins

Artist

Approved: 08.11.2017

As an infant mouths a favoured toy, so a commuter absentmindedly fiddles with a coat buckle. A youth invisibly probes teeth with tongue. Meanwhile a tourist bunches and stretches sandalled toes.

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    As an infant mouths a favoured toy, so a commuter absentmindedly fiddles with a coat buckle. A youth invisibly probes teeth with tongue. Meanwhile a tourist bunches and stretches sandalled toes.

    The desire to touch and be touched in small ways by our environment and the sensory gratification and transference of information derived from our embodiment is the basis for much of my work.

    Since 2010 my practice-based research has increasingly taken on a multi-sensory aspect; pursuing the notion that our pre-reflective senses could disclose a plenitude of sophisticated inquiry.

    Writing is a key element of my practice and is often a catalyst for analogous works in other media. These elements subsequently come together to form immersive environments.

    I’m increasingly motivated to negotiate projects with other arts practitioners. I plan to exploit the potential to work with local, national and international peers via ...blip, occupying an empty shop in Grimsby through Axisweb’s Vacant Space initiative, in collaboration with Marc Renshaw and Tracey Payne.

    CV & Education

    EDUCATION AND AWARDS

    2010-11            

    MA Fine Art (distinction): Camberwell College of Arts

    2005 & 2007      

    ACE Grants for the Arts: Research and Development

    SELECTED RESIDENCIES AND PROJECTS

    2017      

    ...blip – a space for art: 8 Victoria Street, Grimsby. Via Axisweb’s Vacant Space initiative

    2015                

    B.mentored: Beacon Art Project, Wellingore, Lincolnshire

    2011                            

    5th International Tropical Lab Residency: Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore                                             

    Joya Residency: Cortijada Los Gazquez, Andalucia Spain

    ‘On the Hoof’ participation: Peckham Space, London

    Curatorial Projects: Gasworks and Beaconsfield, London

    Sculptural Drawing: A Collaborative Endeavour: The Woodmill, London

    2010                            

    ‘Journey by Choice’ Creative Partnership: Ganton School, Hull

    2007                

    AA2A Residency, HSAD: Hull

    House of Art International Colony:  Kicevo, Macedonia

    Paint a Future International Artist’s Symposium: Florianopolis, Brazil

    2006                

    No Boundaries International Artist’s Colony: Baldhead Island, NC USA

    SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

    2015                

    Art of the Lived Experiment: UICA, Grand Rapids, Michigan USA

    2014                

    Art of the Lived Experiment: Bluecoat, Liverpool

    2013                

    Shape Open: The Nunnery, London (touring)

    Curiosity Acquired :20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe

    2011                

    Flash in the Pan: Beaconsfield, London

    10 Gales Prize: Bethnal Green, London

    The Treacle Group Presents: Shop Jesus Lane, Cambridge

    Curatorial Workshop: Gasworks, London

    2010

    No Boundaries Retrospective: UNCW Wilmington, North Carolina USA

    Slipped Halo, Solo Exhibition: Ropewalk Gallery, Barton upon Humber

    2008                

    Solo, New Works on paper: Kuntur Gallery Amsterdam

    2007                

    No Boundaries Collection: Sawtooth Gallery, Winston, Salem. USA

    Foreshore, Patriothall Gallery: Edinburgh

    Alamance County Arts Counci: Graham NC. USA

     

    House of Art Collection: Kicevo, Macedonia

    Paint a Future Exposition: Galeria Multipla de Arte, Sao Paulo, Brazil

    2006                

    No Boundaries: ACME Studios, Wilmington NC USA