Ella is a multidisciplinary artistworking with painting, film, photography and performance. Her primary focus ispainting, informed by experiencing the complexity of gender and mixed ethnicidentities. Ella is fascinated by observing people, their behaviours,temperaments, and clothing, questioning identity, belonging and performance. Throughpainting semi-fictional portraits in real and imagined scenarios, Ella Playswith fact and fiction in attempt to understand her own sense of 'being'.
Ella works from photographs, drawing, memory and writing. Play and experimentation are at the heart of her process, investigating how imagery evolves through the act of painting. 'The element of surprise and chance within painting excites me to capture not only what is seen in a moment but also what is felt, recalled and understood'.
2015-2018 BA Fine Art Fine Art, Falmouth University, Falmouth, Cornwall
September 2018 Porthmeor Studios
July 2017 CAST Residency, Helston, Cornwall
May 2016 The Bunker Project, The Exchange, Penzance, Cornwall
Solo exhibition with All Mouth - September
Group exhibition at Morgans. Falmouth - October
9th - 31st August 2020 'A Dream Is Not A Dream' curated by Purslane art. Online exhibition
8th May - 8th June 2020 'Curated for Covid' online group exhibition
7th- 29th June - Solo Exhibition 'To Belong or Not To Belong?' Literary and Scientific Institute, Bridport, Dorset
14th-16th June 2019 -'Island Exhibition' Enys House, Penryn, Cornwall
8th 19th January 2019 FBA Futures, Mall Galleries. London
August 4th 2018 RYMD Projects group show, Reykjavik, Iceland.
May 25th-30th 2018 Falmouth school of art BA degree show, Falmouth, Cornwall
September 2017 Interior Shift, Falmouth, Cornwall
April 2017 The Poly, Falmouth, Cornwall
Awards & prizes
2019 Shortlisted New English Art club
2019 Longlisted Dephian Print Exhibition
2019 Shortlisted Johnathan Vickers Prize
2018 Longlisted Evening Standard painting prize
2018 The Wilhelmina Barns Graham Travel to Italy award
2018 Falmouth School of Art purchase Prize