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 Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery in the UK, Patricia Armocida Gallery in Milan, Susan Spiritus Gallery in California, A.Galerie in Paris and Brussels and Brucie Collections in Kiev.
Davies’ work was most recently exhibited by Gilman Contemporary in Sun Valley, Idaho in early 2020.
Her Fires series was selected as a Finalist in the Klompching NY Fresh 2019 Summer Show and received a Gold and two Bronze awards in the Moscow International Photography Awards 2019 and Winner in the 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards: Professional Landscapes and Seascapes category. Fires was selected Winner of the 12th Pollux Awards: Professional Fine Art Series, and Professional Conceptual Nominee: Fine Art Photography Awards 2019 and Winner in the Nature, Environment and Perspectives category of the Urbanautica Institute Awards 2019.
Davies was recently featured and interviewed in Rakes Progress Magazine, Ernest Journal, Zoom Magazine Italy and China Life Magazine. Fires was also featured in Dodho Magazine.
In November 2019 Davies began a collaboration with Philropy Philanthropy Card. The Philropy Philanthropy Card raises money to support The Carpathia European Wilderness Reserve in Romania
Davies’ work has recently been on display in a touring exhibition for The Imperial Hospital Trust which started at Charing Cross in London in October 2019 and then St Mary’s Hospital in London, until late February 2020.
In 2018 Davies’ had 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.
Other solo exhibitions include Into the Woods at The Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre in Northern Ireland in 2017 and at Crane Kalman Gallery in London in 2016.
Stars 8 was awarded ‘Fine Art Single Image Winner’ in the Magnum Photography Awards 2017 and in 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.
Interviews include National Geographic, A Small Voice Podcast, BBC Radio 3, Zoom Magazine Italy, , Photomonitor, Rakes Progress, Gardens Illustrated, China Life Magazine, Ernest Journal, Cercle Magazine France, Dodho Magazine, Lens Culture, The Guardian, This is Colossal, Lense France, Aesthetica Magazine, The LA Times, Huffington Post, Feature Shoot, Hunger Magazine, New Dawn, On Landscape, AnOther Magazine, Slate, FOTO Magazine Poland, The Plus, Sodium Burn, F-Stop, Mull It Over, Urbanautica, Two Way Lens, Fraction Magazine, and It’s Nice That.
Published photo features also include The Urbanautica Institute Yearbook, Sand Magazine, Zoom Magazine, Genti di Fotographia Magazine, Marie Claire Italy, Bracken Anthology, The BJP, PND Magazine, Moriarty Magazine, Interior Design Magazine USA, FOTO, Blow Magazine, Doc! Magazine, Lumina Journal, The BJP, Bear Deluxe, Fuzion Magazine, La Republica Italy, Dazed and Confused, Photo+ Magazine South Korea, Conscientious, Silvershotz, Art Ukraine, Entitle Magazine, and Le Monde Magazine amongst others.
Selected books include Le Magiciennes de la Terre: L’art et la Nature au Feminin by Virginie Luc published by Les Editions Ulmer Paris and Matter and Desire published by Chelsea Green, Vermont USA, Arboreal: A Collection of New Woodland Writing, published by Little Toller Books, features images and cover by Davies. Also, 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, Open To Interpretation: Intimate Landscapes, and Behind the Image 2nd Edition by Natasha Caruana and Anna Fox published by Thames and Hudson.
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 and by Tangerine Press.