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.
Davies is represented by Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery in the UK, A.Galerie in Paris, Dimmitt Contemporary Art in Houston and Austin, Texas, Susan Spiritus Gallery in California, Gilman Contemporary in Sun Valley, Idaho, Brucie Collections in Kyiv, and Patricia Armocida Gallery in Milan.
The new Chalk Streams series was recently exhibited in a solo exhibition at Crane Kalman Gallery in London, July/August 2023.
30 billboard-sized prints from 5 bodies of work will be exhibited in an outdoor meadow setting at Zingst Horizonte Environmental Photo Festival until June 2024.
Chalk Streams 10 has been selected for the Earth Photo Awards 2023, opening at The Royal Geographical Society in London before a tour of national forests over the coming year: Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, Dalby Forest, Haldon Forest Park, Fineshade Wood, Grizedale Forest, Sidney Nolan Trust, and The Lost Gardens of Heligan into 2024. Further afield, the exhibition will travel to China for the Lishui International Photography Festival in December 2023.
In 2023 Davies participated in group exhibitions including ‘Return to Nature,’ at Pearl Museum in Shanghai from June – October and ‘Where the Wild Roses Grow’ at Museum Gazhane in Istanbul, part of 212 Festival in October.
The Chalk Streams series received a Gold award in the PX3 Paris Photo Prize 2023 Nature and Water category, it was shortlisted in the Earth Photo Awards 2023 and awarded Finalist in the Klompching Fresh 2023 Awards.
A new monograph of Davies’ work spanning images made in the last 10 years, was published in July 2023 by Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery and A.galerie Paris.
Davies has been interviewed by National Geographic, The Guardian, Aesthetica Magazine, The LA Times, Huffington Post, Mountain Living USA, Stir World India, Rakes Progress, Ernest Journal, Lens Culture, Zoom Magazine Italy, China Life Magazine, Dodho Magazine, A Small Voice Podcast, Photomonitor, and Gardens Illustrated.
Selected books include Sacrifice by Laurence Bourgeouis, published by La tête à Versa: France in 2021. Keeper of the Hearth by Odette England, Schilt Publishing, 2020. Le Magiciennes de la Terre: L’art et la Nature au Feminin by Virginie Luc published by Les Editions Ulmer Paris. Matter and Desire published by Chelsea Green, Vermont USA. Arboreal: A Collection of New Woodland Writing, published by Little Toller Books, with images and cover by Davies.
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 and by Tangerine Press.
She is an associate artist for Demain, La Foret (Tomorrow, the Forest) – a major tree planting project in Loire, France, and Philropy Philanthropy Card – supporting The Carpathia European Wilderness Reserve in Romania.
Davies’ work is held in private collections worldwide.