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 both the Fine Art Single Image Winner in the Magnum Photography Awards 2017 and The Celeste Prize 2017 and will be exhibited at The Photographers Gallery and Bargehouse OXO in October 2017.
Recent solo exhibitions include Into the Woods at The Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre in Northern Ireland in April 2017, and at Crane Kalman Gallery in London in the summer of 2016.
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 also selected for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 and received The People Choice Award.
Photo Festivals and Touring Exhibitions include Noorderlicht Photography Festival 2017, The Singapore International Photo Festival 2016, Noorderlicht Photography Festival 2013, Recontres d’Arles 2013 in Arles in France and at China House Malaysia in 2013, and the Singapore International Photo Festival 2012. The Open to Interpretation 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 has recently been interviewed for National Geographic, Lens Culture, The Guardian, Aesthetica Magazine, The LA Times, Huffington Post, On Landscape, AnOther Magazine, 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, Lumina Journal, Bear Deluxe, Fuzion Magazine, La Republica Italy, Dazed and Confused, Photo+ Magazine South Korea, Conscientious, Silvershotz, Lens Culture, Art Ukraine, Entitle Magazine, and Le Monde Magazine amongst others.
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 by Ellie Davies, 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.