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Ellis O'Connor

Ellis O'Connor

University of Dundee (BA (Hons) Fine Art , 2009)

Visual Artist working in printmaking, photography and painting/drawing. 

My work deals with different elements based on remote landscapes; the spirit of place, traces of the land and the sublime. All explored through a series of prints, photographs and paintings. Within certain remote places there is a feeling of powerful atmosphere and through my work I invite the viewer to feel the powerful presence of the landscape and the textures and marks that we do not necessarily notice. My process of mark making, the washes and layers explored through my work are a direct way of showing how the unforgiving elements wear away the land. It all ties together to highlight the underlying meaning of the landscape and elements in which these vast places are exposed to.

Exhibitions

Exhibitions (Upcoming) RSW Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 16th – 31st January 2015 La Galerie 1940, Edinburgh, 7th February – 22nd March 2015  RSA New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, March – April 2015 Meffan Gallery Solo Exhibition, Montrose, August 2015 DJCAD Masters Show, Dundee, August 2015 2014 Way Points, Isle of Eigg Exhibition, 1st - 7th December 2014 Black Cube Collective’s Annual Show, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh, September 2014 Traces; Aesthetics of the Landscape Solo Exhibition, Discovery Point Dundee, April - July 3rd 2014 Degree Show, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, May 2014 Generator Members Show, Dundee, Scotland, March  2013 Generator Members Show, Dundee, Scotland  Undiscovered Landscape Exhibition, DJCAD, Scotland  2012 Spirit of the Land Solo Exhibition, Dundee, Scotland Generator Members Show, Dundee, Scotland  Residencies 2014 Artist in Residence, Bothy Project Inshriach, Highland Scotland Artist in Residence, Northern Isles Expedition with the Clipperton Project, July 2014 Artist in Residence, Fljotstunga, Iceland, November 2014 (Upcoming) Bothy Project, Sweeney's Bothy, Isle of Eigg, January 2015 Artist in Residence, Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ireland, April 2015 Artist In Residence, Clipperton Project, Faroe Islands, June 2015 Artist In Residence; Agder Artcentre, Kristiansand, Norway, January 2016

Awards

William Sangster Phillips Award, RSA John Kinross Florence Scholarship, RSA New Contemporaries 2015 Selected Artist, Bernard Cooper Memorial Prize, 02 Think Big Award

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