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 Patricia Armocida Gallery in Milan, 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.
Davies launched her newest series ‘Fires, 2018’ at Photo London 2018 with Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery at Somerset House in May. Fires 2 was recently selected Winner of the Urbanautica Institute Awards 2018: Nature, Environment and Perspectives.
In 2018 Davies’ held solo exhibitions at A.galerie Brussels and Patricia Armocida Gallery in Milan. Her work was exhibited for the first time in India at Gallery 1AQ in New Delhi as part of India Arch Dialogue 2018: Moments in Architecture in early 2018.
Recent solo exhibitions also 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 summer 2016.
Stars 8 was awarded both the Fine Art Single Image Winner in the Magnum Photography Awards 2017 and The Celeste Prize 2017 and was exhibited at The Photographers Gallery in London and Bargehouse OXO London in October 2017. Davies was also 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. And latterly 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.
Interviews and photo features include BBC Radio 3, National Geographic, Lens Culture, The Guardian, Gardens Illustrate, This is Colossal, Lense France, Aesthetica Magazine, The LA Times, Huffington Post, On Landscape, AnOther Magazine, Slate, 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, British Journal of Photography, 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.
Publications and cover images include Le Magiciennes de la Terre: L’art et la Nature au Feminin by Virginie Luc published by Les Editions Ulmer Paris in 2017 and Matter and Desire published by Chelsea Green, Vermont USA, in 2017. Also, Arboreal, A Collection of New Woodland Writing, published in December 2016 by Little Toller Books, features images and cover by Davies and Into The Woods by Ellie Davies, a self-published photobook made by Bob Books with text by Miranda Gavin. WUD: Four Walks in the Fictional Woods, a limited-edition hardcover photobook was published by Tangerine Press in December 2012, Open To Interpretation: Intimate Landscapes, was published in October 2012, and Behind the Image by Natasha Caruana and Anna Fox was published by Thames and Hudson in 2012 with a second edition in 2017.
Davies’ 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.