David Ellis

David Ellis, USA

Period of residency: October – December 2014

David Ellis is an accomplished film-maker and photographer and has been exploring alternative image capture for the last 15 years. Self taught as a photographer and film maker, his education also includes the Art Institute of Boston and the University of Mexico San Carlos National Academy of Fine Arts. He was also greatly influenced as an assistant to fashion designer Charles James in the Chelsea Hotel, NYC working on the Sound of Shape and Design Project.

His current work is experimentation with alternative and analog image-capture techniques such as Super8 film, pinhole photography, Polaroid, vintage box cameras and experimental video and pinhole video. He has taught photography at Rhode Island School of Design and has lectured and conducted workshops at numerous locations that include Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill on Cape Cod, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, AS220 Providence RI, Cambridge Art Association and he also works as a freelance editorial and documentary photographer.

His films screen internationally and he has been the recipient of various grants and awards including the National Endowment for the Arts, the University of Texas Hogg Foundation, the State of New Mexico AIPP, and the City of Austin, TX. He has exhibited widely and his work is held in many public, private, corporate and notable museum collections, including the Getty Collection, Los Angeles, the City of Austin, TX, the State of New Mexico, the National Museum of Fine Arts, Mexico City, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Patzcuaro, Mexico and he was selected for the Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Artists, Washington DC. In 2014, he was awarded a three month international residency for film making at Hangar Centre de Producció, Barcelona, Spain.



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