Approved: 30.04.2008

Ellie Davies


Approved: 30.04.2008
  • Location: London
  • Artforms: Photography
  • Tags: 2d, digital photography, landscape constructed fine-art conceptual forest, landscape nature heathland forest conceptual fine art photography, landscape photography forest conceptual nature fine art

Artist Statement


Ellie Davies (Born 1976) lives in London and works in the woods and forests of the UK.  She gained her MA in Photography from London College of Communication in 2008.

She is represented by A.Galerie ParisSophie Maree Gallery in The Netherlands, Brucie Collections in Kiev and Art Gemini in Singapore.  Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery exhibit her work at London Art Fairs. 

Between the Trees 14, 2014 is currently on show at the Royal Academy of Arts in London in the Summer Exhibition.  It runs until 30th August 2015.

This year A. Galerie Paris showed Davies’ work in Outside, a group show which ran from 29 January until 21 March.  Outside then travelled to Art Paris in March 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 from 21 to 24 May 2015.

Davies' most recent solo exhibition Stars ran at The Sophie Maree Gallery in The Hague from 10 January to 28 February 2015.

Other recent solo exhibitions include Into the Woods at The Richard Young Gallery in London, Come with Me at The Print House Gallery in London, Smoke and Mirrors at 10GS London, and Ellie Davies New Landscape at Bruce Collections, Kiev in Ukraine. 

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.  Other exhibitions include Inside Out at PH21 Gallery in Budapest, 100 Trees at Onca Gallery, Brighton, The Arles 2013 Photo Festival in 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 Top 50 in the Barcelona International Photography Festival, First Place in the 2014 Kontinent Awards in the Fine Art Projects Category, 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 Awards2010, 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, 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 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.


CV & Education


[email protected]


MA Photography, London College of Communication 2008.

Lives and works in London.




A-Galerie, Paris.

Crane Kalman, Brighton.

Brucie Collections, Kiev.

Sophie Maree Gallery, The Netherlands.

Art Gemini, Singapore.



Sophie Maree Gallery (The Netherlands) Stars, 10 January – 28 February 2015

Richard Young Gallery (London, UK): Into the Woods, 5 Oct - 17 Nov 2012

Print House Gallery (London, UK): Come with Me, 21 Oct - 27 Nov 2011

Lbi Gallery (London, UK): New Landscape, 7 Sept - 14 Oct 2011

10 GS Gallery (London, UK): Smoke and Mirrors, 12 May - 5 Sept 2011

Bayeux Imaging (London, UK):  Ellie Davies at Bayeux Imaging, 5 May - 5 June 2011

Brucie Collections (Kiev, Ukraine): Ellie Davies New Landscape, 16 March - 2 May 2011



Royal Academy of Arts (London, UK) Summer Exhibition 2015, 8 June – 30 August 2015

University of New Mexico Art Museum (Albuquerque, USA) Fraction of a Second, 5 June – 8 August 2015

Sophie Maree Gallery (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Kunst Art Fair, 4 -9 June 2015

A.Galerie Brussels (Brussels, Belgium) Outside, 2 April – 30 May 2015

Valid Foto BCN Gallery (Barcelona, Spain) Barcelona International Photography Awards Top 50, April – May 2015

Photo London Art Fair (London, UK) Somerset House, Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, 21 – 24 May 2015

A.Galerie (Paris, France) Art Paris, 26 - 29 March 2015

A.Galerie (Paris, France) Outside, 26 January - 21 March 2015

Crane Kalman Gallery (London, UK) London Art Fair, 21 -25 January 2015

Sophie Maree Gallery (The Hague, The Netherlands) Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, 4 - 8 February 2015

Art Gemini (Singapore) Singapore Art Fair, Stand D10, 27 - 30 November 2014

Merlin Gallery (Singapore) Sneak Preview for Singapore Art Fair with Art Gemini, 22 - 23 November 2014

Open Salon Office Sessions III (Singapore) Curated by Vanjas Karas, 5 - 30 November 2014

TriSpace Gallery (London, UK) Art Gemini Prize Exhibition, 23 October - 1 November 2014

Embassy Tea Gallery (London, UK) LIP 26th Annual Exhibition, 21 October - 2 November 2014

Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery (London, UK) Affordable Art Fair Battersea, 23 - 26 October 2014

Four Corners Gallery (London, UK) Uncertain States, 10 - 31 October 2014

Forest Stories Krasnodar Central Park (Krasnodar, Russia) 19 September - 19 October 2014

Illinskii Forest Museum (Illinskii, Perm, Russia) 16 September - 16 October 2014

Vantage Point Gallery (Brighton, UK) 4 October - 2 November 2014

Sophie Maree Gallery (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Kunst Art Fair, 4 -9 June 2014

Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery (London, UK) Hampstead Affordable Art Fair, 12-14th June 2014

Onca Gallery (Brighton, UK) 100 Trees Exhibition, 16 June - 6 July 2014

Russian Museum Summer Gardens (St. Petersburg, Russia) Forest Stories 2014, 15 May-15 June 2014

Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery (London, UK) Hampstead Affordable Art Fair, 12-15 June 2014

PH21 Gallery, (Budapest, Hungary) Inside Out, 1-21 May 2014

The Wilson Gallery (Cheltenham, UK) The Open West 2014, 3 May – 1 June 2014

Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery (London, UK) Art 14, 28 February – 5 March 2014

Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery (London, UK) London Art Fair, 21-25 January 2014

Forest Stories Autumn (Moscow, Russia): Forest Stories Exhibition, Patriarshie Prudy, 20 Sept - 20 Oct 2013

Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery (London, UK) Affordable Art Fair Battersea, 13 - 16 October 2013

Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery (London, UK) Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, 13 - 16 June 2013

Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery (London, UK) Affordable Art Fair Islington, 16 - 20 Jan 2013

China House Gallery (Penang, Malaysia): Le Rencontres d’Arles, ‘An Eye for an Ear’, 28 March - 17 April 2013

Art Science Museum (Singapore, Malaysia) 3rd Singapore International Photo Festival, 10 Oct - 29 Nov 2012

Noorderlicht Terra Cognita Photofestival (JB Groningen, The Netherlands) 2 Sept - 7 Oct

Gallery Huit (Arles, France) ) Le Rencontres d’Arles, ‘An Eye for an Ear’, 2 July - 23 Sept

Griffin Gallery (London, UK) Matt Roberts Gallery Photo Open 2012, 6 - 28 Dec

Matt Roberts Gallery (London, UK) Matt Roberts Gallery Photo Open, 12 Oct - 3 Nov 2012

Forest Stories Autumn (Moscow, Russia) Forest Stories Exhibition, Chistoprudniy Boulevard, 9 Aug - 9 Sept 2012

Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery (London, UK) Artwork for Interiors, 21 June 2012

Professional Women Photographers Online Exhibition, March 1 - August 31 2012

Gordon Parks Gallery (St Paul, MN, USA) Open To Interpretation: Intimate Landscape, 15 November 2012 

Hotshot Gallery (London, UK) Nine-Point Perspective: Ways of Seeing, 12 - 30 Aug 2011

The Edge Sculpture Trail Installation (Dartmoor, UK) 3 - 25 Sept 2011

Hoxton Art Gallery (London, UK) Symbiosis, 19 May - 17 June 2011

Khmu Museum of Modern Art (Tallinn, Estonia) 15th Print Triennial, Jan 20 - 8 May 2011
Specs Gallery (Paris, France) Lens Culture International Exposure Awards, 24 Sept - 2 Oct 2011

VII Dumbo (New York, USA) Lens Culture International Exposure Awards, 14th - 2nd Sept 2011

Gallery 291  (San Francisco, USA) Lens Culture International Exposure Awards,  April 28- 2 May 2011

Matt Roberts Gallery (London, UK) Matt Roberts Gallery Photo Open, 3 - 26 Feb 2011

The New Forest Gallery (Lyndhurst: UK) Light and Landscape, 27 November - 2 January 2010

Proud Gallery Central (London, UK) LIP 22nd Annual Exhibition, 20 - 31 Oct 2010

BlueDog Gallery (Brighton, UK) In Site, 3 - 31 Oct 2010

Phoenix Gallery (Exeter, UK) Exeter Contemporary Open 2010, 16 September - 3 November 2010

Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery (Brighton, UK) Foto8 Summer Show, 11 - 29 September 2010

Host Gallery (London, UK) Foto8 Summer Show, 26 July - 4 Sept 2010

Photofusion (London, UK) Sight, Unseen, 9 April - 25 May 2010

ArtSway Gallery (New Forest, UK) ArtSway Open 2009

Old Truman Brewery (London, UK) Photomonth Open 2009

Four Corners Gallery (London, UK) Salon 2009

East End Arts Club (London, UK) ‘I Always Knew You’d Come Back..’ 2009

New Brewery Arts (Cirencester, UK) Crossings 2009

Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery (Brighton, UK) New Landscape 2009

Bedfordbury Gallery (London, UK) Beautiful Landscapes 2009

Format Photo Festival 09 (Derby, UK) ‘I always knew you'd come back..’ 2009

Oblong Gallery, (London, UK) Hanging On 2009

Oblong Gallery, (London, UK) For One Night Only 2008

Four Corners Gallery (London, UK) Circles of Latitude, a Photomonth Group Show 2008



Barcelona International Photography Awards Top 50 Photographers 2015

Smithsonian Photo Contest, Winner Altered Images Category 2015

Art Gemini Awards Prize, First Place Winner, Photography 2014

Moscow International Photo Awards, two Honourable Mentions in Fine Art and Landscape 2014

Kontinent Awards, First Place Winner, Fine Art Projects category 2014

PH21 Gallery, Inside Out Jurors Selection - Honourable Mention 2014

London International Creative Competition 2013: Winner 2013

Critical Mass Finalist 2012

Professional Women Photographers International Juried Exhibition: Honourable Mention 2012

ArtSlant Showcase Juried Winner, Round 4. 2011 

Lens Culture International Exposure Awards: Honourable Mention 2010

Exeter Phoenix Audience Choice Award 2010

PX3 Paris Photo Prize: 1st Prize Winner Fine Art Landscape 2010

International Photography Awards: 1st Place Nature-Landscape Pro Award 2010

LPA Landscape Awards: Commended 2010

ArtSlant Showcase Juried Winner 2010

Celeste Expectations Awards, 2010

The Charmian Adams Award 2009

New Brewery Arts Open Public Choice Award 2009

International Photography Awards 2009: Official Selection Honourable Mention 2009

PX3 Paris Photo Prize: Fine Art Series Honourable Mention 2009

New Contemporaries Shortlist 2009

Celeste Prize Selection, 2009

Critical Mass Finalist 2008

New York Photo Awards: Honourable Mention: Personal Fine Art Series 2008

PX3 Paris Photo Prize: 3 Fine Art Honourable Mentions 2008



 LA Times, August 2015

Particle and Field, August 2015 Huffington Post, June 2015

Feature Shoot, June 2015

Slate Magazine, June 2015

Silverlake Voice, May 2015

Lens Culture Film, April 2015

Lens Culture Film on Vimeo, April 2015

In My Bag, April 2015

FineLife, April 2015

Alice Reviews, April 2015

The Plus Paper, April 2015

Hunger Magazine, 1st April 2015

Bleaq, 30 March 2015

Beautiful Decay, March 2015

New Dawn Magazine Holland, March 2015

Lens Culture Short Film on Vimeo, January 2015

Mull It Over, Interview, May 2014

F-Stop Magazine, Artist Feature Interview, Issue 64, April 2014

Urbanuatica Stories Interview No. 6, January 2014

Two Way Lens, Interviews with Contemporary Photographers, November 2013

Cercle Magazine, Interview, Issue 1, April 2013

Our World My Eye June 2013

Dublin Magazine, February 2013

Notes from the Underground, Interview, June 2012

The Good Web Guide, interview October 2012




LA Times, August 2015

Into The Woods, Photobook, by Ellie Davies and Bob Books, self-published June 2015

Aesthetica Magazine, Issue 65, June/July 2015

Fraction of a Second Exhibition Catalogue, Radius Books, June 2015

The Guardian, 27 March 2015

Het Laatste Nieuws, March 2015

Faena Aleph Feature

L’Oeil de la Photography Magazine, France, 18 February 2015

Silvershotz Magazine, Volume 9 Experience 3, November 2014

Fraction Magazine Japan. Volume 14, 2014

Dodho Magazine, September 2014.

Philosophie Magazine, Germany, October/November, Issue 06, p. 85, 2014

Resurgence and Ecologist, September/October Issue 286, p.54-55, 2014

Guide to Unique Photography , September 2014

Fraction Magazine, Issue 60, March, 2014

La Republica, Italy, January 2014

WUD: Four Walks review in SMBH Mag, January 2014

Shutterbug Blog, January 2014

Tijdschrift Ei Magazine, Holland, Issue 27, 2013

Urbanautica features Another Green World, September 2013

The Shot I Never Forgot, Our World My Eye, Sept 2013

Velour Magazine, July 2013

F-Stop Magazine Issue 59, True/False, June-July 2013

Fraction Magazine 50th Issue, 50 Photographers, May 2013

Dazed and Confused, Photobook of the Month, May 2013

It’s Nice That, review of Cercle Magazine Artists, April 2013

New Landscape Photography, April Issue, 2013

Cercle Magazine, France, April 2013

Flip Magazine, Issue 24, 2013

Interior Design Magazine, USA, Jan, 2013

Tricycle Magazine, USA, Vol 22, No.3, Spring Issue, 2013

F-Stop Magazine Issue 56, The Landscape Issue, Dec 2012/ January 2012

WUD: Four Walks in the Fictional Woods.  Hardcover Photobook, Tangerine Press, December 2012

SNOB Magazine, Russia, December Issue 2, 2012

Interior Design Magazine, USA, October 2012

Cent Magazine, October 2012

Notes from the Underground, Interview, June 2012

Vantage Magazine, October, 2012Absolutely Magazine, October, 2012

Noorderlicht Terra Cognita, Published by Noorderlicht, Sept, 2012

Arles Photography Open Salon Publication ‘An Eye for an Ear’, created by Vanja Karas.  Published by UBYU Books, Oct 2012

Philosophie Magazine, Issue 60, June 2012, p.46, France, 2012

F-Stop Magazine Issue 53, Series Photography Issue and Group Exhibition, June – July, 2012

Entitle Magazine, Issue 2, June, 2012

Open To Interpretation: Intimate Landscapes – Published Taylor and O’Neill, USA, 2012

F-Stop Magazine Issue 53, Series Photography Issue and Group Exhibition, June, 2012

Fuzion Magazine, Issue 5, Spring, P 24 – 33, UK, 2012

Photo+ Magazine, Issue 24, April, p 51 – 56, South Korea, 2012

Behind the Image By Natasha Caruana and Anna Fox. Thames and Hudson, 2012

Tree Magazine Photo Essay by Chris Stocks – September Issue, p. 16 – 19, UK, 2011

TimeOut Exhibition Coverage 11 – 17 Aug, p. 52, UK, 2011

London Independent Photographers Annual Exhibition Publication, 2011                 

Le Monde Magazine, 23rd Oct, p. 38 - 39, France, 2010

Tallinn XV Graafikatriennaal - For Love Not Money, Estonia, 2010

Evolver Magazine, November/December Issue, p.3, UK, 2010

31 Contemporary Photographers  - Lens Culture International Exposure Awards, UK, 2010

London Independent Photography 20th Annual Exhibition Publication Cover 2010, UK, 2010

London Independent Photography Publication 21st Anniversary Ed - Spring, UK, 2009

‘I always knew you'd come back…’ - a Latitude Photographers Publication, UK, 2009

‘I always knew you'd come back…’ Volume 2 - a Latitude Publication, UK, 2009

Bulletin Fotograficzny Magazine, (London Photomonth), Poland, Nov, 2009

New York Photo Awards Annual, USA, 2008

London Independent Photography 20th Annual Exhibition Publication, UK, 2008



Sight, Unseen, Photofusion Gallery, London - In conversation with Lucy Soutter, May 2010

In Site, In Site Gallery, Brighton - In conversation with Graham Hume, October 2010



Davies’ work is held in 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 Victoria and Albert Museum in London and Glasgow School of Art Library and is also stocked by Foyles London.