Ellie Davies

CV
Ellie Davies CV

Ellie Davies is a UK-based photographer whose work is based on the exploration of the complex interrelationship between the landscape and the individual. The understanding of landscape can be seen as a construction in which layers of meaning that reflect our own cultural preoccupations and anxieties obscure the reality of the land, veiling it, and transforming the natural world into an idealization. Forests are potent symbols in folklore, fairy tale and myth, places of enchantment and magic as well as of danger and mystery. Against this cultural backdrop, Davies' work explores the fabricated nature of landscape by making a variety of temporary and non-invasive interventions in the forest which place the viewer in the gap between reality and fantasy. Creating this space encourages the viewer to re-evaluate the way in which their relationship with the landscape is formed and the extent to which it is a product of cultural heritage or personal experience.

Davies received her MA in photography from the London College of Communication. She has won numerous awards including the Magnum Photography Award at The Photographers Gallery in London, 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, and Urbanautica Institute Award to name a few. Her work is in the collections of National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Library Project Bookshop, Dublin and The Glasgow School of Art Library. Davies lives and works in Dorset, England.

b. 1976

EDUCATION

2008
MA, Photography, London College of Communication, London, UK

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020 - 2021
10 Gresham Street with CKB Gallery, London, UK

2020
Gilman Contemporary, Sun Valley, Idaho

2018
A.galerie Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Nebulae, Galleria Patricia Armocida, Milan, Italy

2017
Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Institute, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Galleria Gallerati, Rome, Italy

2016
Into The Woods, Crane Kalman Gallery, London, UK

2015
Stars, Sophie Maree Gallery, The Netherlands

2012
Into the Woods, Richard Young Gallery, London, UK

2011
Come with Me, Print House Gallery, London, UK
New Landscape, Lbi Gallery, London, UK
Smoke and Mirrors, 10 GS Gallery, London, UK
Ellie Davies at Bayeux Imaging, Bayeux Imaging, London, UK
Ellie Davies New Landscape, Brucie Collections, Kiev, Ukraine

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022
Photo London 2022, Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Somerset House, London, UK
London Art Fair 2022,  Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Business Design Center, London, UK

2021
Gilman Contemporary, Gallery Artist’s Exhibition, Sun Valley, Idaho
Battersea AAF, Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery
London Art Fair, Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, London, UK

2020
Photo London Digital, Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, London, UK
Art Paris 2020, Grand Palais Paris, A.galerie Paris and Artsy
Art Paris Virtual 2020, A.galerie Paris and Artsy
Art Paris Virtual 2020, A.galerie Paris and Artsy
Photo LA Virtual Collect and Connect 2020, Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery
Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Seascapes online
The Winter Garden, Houston Center of Photography, Houston, Texas
Crane Kalman Brighton X MOTEL, Eclectica, London, UK
Photo LA 2020, Susan Spiritus Gallery, Los Angeles, California
London Art Fair, Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Business Design Center, London, UK

2019
Imperial Hospital Trust – Art In Focus, St Mary’s Hospital, London, UK
Imperial Hospital Trust – Art In Focus, Charing Cross Hospital, London, UK
Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Battersea Affordable Art Fair, London, UK
Fresh 2019 Klompching Gallery NY Finalists online exhibition
Photography on a Postcard, Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Somerset House, London, UK
Photo London 2019, Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Somerset House, London, UK
Photo London 2019, Photography on a Postcard, Somerset House, London, UK
Valid Foto Gallery, Pollux Awards Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain
Valid Foto Gallery, 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain
London Art Fair, Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Business Design Center, London, UK

2018
Brucie Collections Kyiv Photo Week 2018, Kiev, Ukraine
Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Battersea Affordable Art Fair, London, UK
Amity University, India Arch Dialogue 2018: Moments in Architecture Haryana, India
Red Architects, India Arch Dialogue 2018: Moments in Architecture, Mumbai, India
Photo London 2018, Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Somerset House, London, UK
Photo London 2018, Photography on a Postcard, Somerset House, London, UK
London Art Fair, Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Business Design Center, London, UK
Gallery 1AQ, India Arch Dialogue 2018: Moments in Architecture, Mehrauli, New Delhi, India
The Center for Fine Art Photography, Water, Fort Collins, Colorado

2017
Noorderlicht Photography Festival 2017, Netherlands
Brucie Collections, Kyiv Photo Week 2017, Kiev, Ukraine
Photographers Gallery, Magnum Photography Awards Exhibition, London, UK
Bargehouse OXO Tower Wharf, London, UK
Houston Center of Photography, Her Feet Planted Firmly on the Ground, Houston, Texas
Galleria Gallerati, Fiori 7, Rome, Italy
Singapore International Photography Festival, Beauty World MRT Station, Singapore, Malaysia

2016
Foley Gallery, PDN The Curator Awards 2016 Exhibition, New York, New York
Mall Galleries, Merge Visible, London, UK
University of Derby, Royal Photographic Society 158th International Print Exhibition, Derby UK
Municipal Gallery, Royal Photographic Society 158th International Print Exhibition, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, Ireland
Scope Basel 2016, Sophie Maree Gallery, Netherlands
The Center for Fine Art Photography, Transitional Landscapes, Fort Collins, Colorado
The Dublin Library and Cultural Center, Royal Photographic Society 158th International Print Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland
Photo London Art Fair 2016, Somerset House, Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, London, UK
The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016, 10 Selected Artists Exhibition, York, UK
Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Royal Photographic Society 158th International Print Exhibition, Warrington, UK
The Hive, Royal Photographic Society 158th International Print Exhibition, Worcester, UK
Sophie Maree Gallery at Rotterdam Contemporary, Rotterdam, Holland
Aberystwyth Arts Center, Royal Photographic Society 158th International Print Exhibition, Wales, UK
Crane Kalman Brighton, The London Art Fair, Islington Business Design Center, London, UK

2015
Royal Albert Hall, Royal Photographic Society 158th International Print Exhibition, London, UK
Art Gemini, Singapore Affordable Art Fair, Singapore
Sophie Maree Gallery, Art The Hague, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Battersea Affordable Art Fair, London, UK
The Old Truman Brewery, Royal Photographic Society 158th International Print Exhibition, London, UK
Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition 2015, London, UK
University of New Mexico Art Museum, Fraction of a Second, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sophie Maree Gallery, Kunst Art Fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
A.Galerie Brussels, Outside, Brussels, Belgium
Valid Foto BCN Gallery, Barcelona International Photography Awards Top 50, Barcelona, Spain
Photo London Art Fair, Somerset House, Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, London, UK
A.Galerie, Art Paris, Paris, France
A.Galerie, Outside, Paris France
Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, London Art Fair, London, UK
Sophie Maree Gallery, Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, The Hague, The Netherlands
Art Gemini, Singapore Art Fair, Stand D10, Singapore
Merlin Gallery, Sneak Preview for Singapore Art Fair with Art Gemini, Singapore
Open Salon Office Sessions III, Curated by Vanjas Karas, Singapore
TriSpace Gallery, Art Gemini Prize Exhibition, London, UK
Embassy Tea Gallery,  LIP 26th Annual Exhibition, London, UK
Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London, UK

2014
Four Corners Gallery, Uncertain States, London, UK
Forest Stories Krasnodar Central Park, Krasnodar, Russia
Illinskii Forest Museum, Illinskii, Perm, Russia
Vantage Point Gallery, Brighton, UK
Sophie Maree Gallery, Kunst Art Fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Hampstead Affordable Art Fair, London, UK
Onca Gallery, 100 Trees Exhibition, Brighton, UK
Russian Museum Summer Gardens, Forest Stories 2014, St. Petersburg, Russia
Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Hampstead Affordable Art Fair, London, UK
PH21 Gallery, Inside Out, Budapest, Hungary
The Wilson Gallery, The Open West 2014, Cheltenham, UK
Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Art 14, London, UK
Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, London Art Fair, London, UK

2013
Forest Stories Autumn, Forest Stories Exhibition, Patriarshie Prudy, Moscow, Russia
Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London, UK
Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, London, UK
Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Affordable Art Fair Islington, London, UK
China House Gallery, Le Rencontres d’Arles, ‘An Eye for an Ear’, Penang, Malaysia
Art Science Museum, 3rd Singapore International Photo Festival, Singapore, Malaysia

2012
Noorderlicht Terra Cognita Photo Festival, JB Groningen, The Netherlands
Galerie Huit, Le Rencontres d’Arles, ‘An Eye for an Ear’, Arles, France
Griffin Gallery, Matt Roberts Gallery Photo Open 2012, London, UK
Matt Roberts Gallery, Matt Roberts Gallery Photo Open, London, UK
Forest Stories Autumn, Forest Stories Exhibition, Chistoprudny Boulevard, Moscow, Russia
Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Artwork for Interiors, London, UK
Professional Women Photographers Online Exhibition
Gordon Parks Gallery, Open To Interpretation: Intimate Landscape, Saint Paul Minnesota

2011
Hotshot Gallery, Nine-Point Perspective: Ways of Seeing, London, UK
The Edge Sculpture Trail Installation, Dartmoor, UK
Hoxton Art Gallery, Symbiosis, London, UK
Khmu Museum of Modern Art, 15th Print Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia
Specs Gallery, Lens Culture International Exposure Awards, Paris, France
VII Dumbo, Lens Culture International Exposure Awards, New York, New York
Gallery 291, Lens Culture International Exposure Awards,  San Francisco, California
Matt Roberts Gallery, Matt Roberts Gallery Photo Open, London, UK
The New Forest Gallery, Light and Landscape, Lyndhurst, UK

2010
Proud Gallery Central, LIP 22nd Annual Exhibition, London, UK
BlueDog Gallery, In Site, Brighton, UK
Phoenix Gallery, Exeter Contemporary Open 2010, Exeter, UK
Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Foto8 Summer Show, Brighton, UK
Host Gallery, Foto8 Summer Show, London, UK
Photofusion, Sight, Unseen, 9, London, UK

2009
ArtSway Gallery, ArtSway Open 2009, New Forest, UK
Old Truman Brewery, Photomonth Open 2009, London, UK
Four Corners Gallery, Salon 2009, London, UK
East End Arts Club, I Always Knew You’d Come Back.., London, UK
New Brewery Arts, Crossings, Cirencester, UK
Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, New Landscape, Brighton, UK
Bedfordbury Gallery, Beautiful Landscapes, London, UKFormat Photo Festival 09, I always knew you'd come back.., Derby, UK
Oblong Gallery, Hanging On, London, UK

2008
Oblong Gallery, For One Night Only, London, UK
Four Corners Gallery, Circles of Latitude, a Photomonth Group Show, London, UK

AWARDS AND HONORS

2021
Color Awards 14th Annual, Nature Nominee
PX3, Honorable Mention Fine: Art/Digitally Enhanced

2019
Fresh, Klompching Gallery Awards Finalist

Moscow International Photo Awards, 1 Gold and 2 Bronze in Fine Art/Other/Portfolio 
Fine Art Photography Awards, Professional Category Conceptual Nominee 
12th Pollux Awards Professional Fine Art Series Winner

2018
12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Professional Landscapes and Seascapes Winner
Urbanautica Institute Awards, Nature, Environment and Perspectives Winner

2017
International Photographer of the Year Awards, Professional Fine Art Landscape Category 3rd Place
Magnum Photography Awards, Fine Art Single Image Winner
The Environment Agency NATURE@WORK Photography Competition Finalist 
Celeste Prize, Digital Photography Finalist
AI-AP American Photography 33, Selected Winner

2016
PDN The Curator Awards, Landscape Winner
Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, Aesthetica People’s Choice Award
Centre of Fine Art Photography Transitional Landscapes Exhibition, Juror’s Honorable Mention

2015
PX3 Paris Photo Prize, Fine Art Landscape Gold Award 
Royal Photographic Society Competition and Annual Exhibition, Selector’s Choice by Louise Clements
Critical Mass, Finalist 
Bob Books, Book of the Month
PX3 Paris Photo Prize, Nature Landscape Gold Award 
Barcelona International Photography Awards, Top 50 Photographers 
PX3 Paris Photo Prize, White Awards Fine Art Landscape Honorable Mention
Smithsonian Photo Contest, Altered Images Category Winner

2014
International Photography Awards, Nature-Landscape Pro 1st Place
Art Gemini Awards Prize, 1st Place Winner
Fine Art Photography Awards, Nominee in Fine Art
PH21 Gallery Inside Out Jurors Selection, Honorable Mention 
Moscow International Photo Awards, two Honorable Mentions in Fine Art and Landscape 
Kontinent Awards, Fine Art Projects category First Place Winner
PX3 Paris Photo Prize, Fine Art Landscape Honorable Mention

2013
London International Creative Competition, Winner 

2012
Critical Mass, Finalist 
Professional Women Photographers International Juried Exhibition, Honorable Mention 

2011
ArtSlant Showcase, Round 4 Juried Winner

2010
PX3 Paris Photo Prize, 2 Honorable Mentions, Fine Art and Nature categories
Lens Culture International Exposure Awards, Honorable Mention 
Exeter Phoenix, Audience Choice Award
International Photography Awards, Nature/ Landscape Pro 1st Place 
LPA Landscape Awards, Commended 
ArtSlant Showcase, Juried Winner
Celeste Expectations Award 

2009
The Charmian Adams Award 
New Brewery Arts Open, Public Choice Award 
International Photography Awards, Official Selection Honorable Mention 
PX3 Paris Photo Prize, 3 Honorable Mentions, Fine Art categories
New Contemporaries, Shortlist 
Celeste Prize, Selection

2008
Critical Mass, Finalist 
New York Photo Awards, Personal Fine Art Series Honorable Mention
PX3 Paris Photo Prize, 3 Fine Art Honorable Mentions

PUBLIC TALKS AND OTHER ROLES

2021
Annual Photo Awards Judge
Aesthetica Future Now Symposium, ‘Images that Change the Way We See the World’

2010
Sight, Unseen, Photofusion Gallery, London - In conversation with Lucy Soutter
In Site, In Site Gallery, Brighton - In conversation with Graham Hume

COLLECTIONS

Private
United Kingdom
United States
Central and Eastern Europe
Russia
United Arab Emirates
South Korea
Corporate
University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico
National Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Glasgow School of Art Library, Glasgow, UK<
Chelsea Hospital Trust, UK
Great Ormond Street Hospital Trust, UK
Imperial Health Trust, UK
Royal Brompton Hospital Trust, UK