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Ellis O Connor CV

Ellis O’Connor is a visual artist working in painting and drawing based on North Uist who graduated in 2015 from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design with a Master’s Degree in Fine Art and Humanities. Since graduating Ellis has worked in residency programmes including ones in Iceland and Norway whilst exhibiting her work locally and internationally. The work emphasises the fragility and sublimity of the land bringing the line, detail, texture and pattern together. By producing the work Ellis hopes it will give people a chance to connect with the land and respect the nature that is so wild around us, to then cultivate a deeper understanding and inspire others to make a difference.

Education 2010/14 BA Fine Art, Honours, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design 2015/16 Master of Art & Humanities with Distinction, DJCAD, Dundee Fulltime Freelance Artist Visit Scotland Writer and Marketing Assistant

Awards 2016 Saltire Society & British Council International Travel Bursary Tay Landscape Award 2015 William Sangster Phillips Award Royal Scottish Academy Landscape Award Fleming Collection selected Scottish Artist Dundee Visual Art and Craft Award 2014 Royal Scottish Academy John Kinross Florence Scholarship Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries 2015 Selected Artist

Talks/ Workshops Invited speaker to the Scottish Parliament as part of Scotland’s Environmental Week, February 2017 Iceland’s Landscapes: Science & Art with Dr Anthony Newton & Ellis O’Connor, October 2017 Speaker at the Arctic Circle Conference in Iceland, October 2017

Teaching/ Workshop Experience Freelance Workshop Facilitator with An Talla Solais Gallery in Ullapool – ongoing Visit Scotland Freelance Marketing Assistant - ongoing Freelance Workshop Leader with the Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust – ongoing Part time Lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, August - December 2015 Visiting Lecturer of Art at the Akureyri Art School in Iceland, October - December 2016 Cultural and Creative Engagement Officer with Listhus Art Space in Iceland, November - February 2017 Visiting Lecturer of Printmaking and Digital Media at the International School of Printmaking in Venice, February - April 2017 Deep Time Drawing Workshop Leader, Knockan Crag Assynt, September 2017

Exhibitions 2018 Uncharted Lands, Solo Exhibition, Maclaurin Gallery, Ayrshire, 21st January – 4th March Selected Works Cobalt Gallery, Pittenweem, 1st April – ongoing Selected Works Morven Gallery, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, 1st April – ongoing Solo Exhibition WWT Caerlaverock Centre, Dumfries, 28th April – 16th June Solo Exhibition Taigh Chearsabhagh Lochmaddy, North Uist, 1st May – 31st July Solo Exhibition Resipole Gallery, Ardnamurchan, 6th July – 24th August Elemental Solo Exhibition, Talla Na Mara, Isle of Harris, September 1st – 30th

2017 Murmur, An Talla Solais, Ullapool, 5th August – 16th September Resipole Studios Autumn Group Show, Ardnamurchan, 1st September – 22nd October Members Show, An Talla Solais, Ullapool, 30th September, 23rd December

2016 Skammdegi Group Show, Salur Myndlistarfélagsins Gallery Listhus Art Space Group Show, Listhus 10 Art Space, Ólafsfjörður Tracing the Land, Solo show, Mjólkurbúðin Gallery, Akureyri, Iceland Moving Mountains, An Ealdhain Arts Trust, Lime Tree Gallery Just Landed, New Graduate Exhibition, An Talla Solais, Ullapool Fading Light, Grampian Arts Trust, 11th May – 24th June, Aberdeen Dundee Science Festival, Dundee, 29th October – 13th November Solo show, John Muir Wild Space, Pitlochry, 8th November – 4th Jan

2015 RSW Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh RSA New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy New Scottish Artists, Fleming Collection, Mayfair, London Another Place, Wall Projects Solo Exhibition, Montrose Dimmi Tell me, Group Exhibition, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh Edges, Solo Exhibition, Meffan Gallery Solo Exhibition, Forfar DJCAD Masters Show, Duncan of Jordanstone College, Dundee

Collections Royal Scottish Academy Collection, Edinburgh University of Dundee Private Collection, Dundee Ninewells Hospital Private Collection, Dundee

Residencies 2017 Visiting Artist, Full Fellowship to the International School of Printmaking, Venice, Jan - Feb Bothy Project, Isle of Eigg, 15th - 22nd March Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ireland, 29th March – 12th April Leveld Arts Centre, Norway, 30th April – 31st May ØY Festival 2017, Papa Westray, Orkney, 16th – 20th November

2016 Cove Park Residency, Cove Park, Scotland, March Artist in Residence, Lyth Arts Centre, Wick, March DJCAD Artist in Residence, University of Dundee Arctic Circle expedition, selected artist to Svalbard, October

2015 Bothy Project, Sweeney's Bothy, Isle of Eigg, January Nes artist studios, Skagaströnd, Iceland, October - November Listhus Skammdegi AIR Award, Ólafsfjördur, December - March

Publications Culture Trip The John Muir Trust 60 North Magazine Shetland Visit Scotland The Bridge Magazine The North of Scotland Grapevine The Island Review John Muir Trust The Saltire Society Icelandic Times Iceland Review