Ellis O’Connor studied Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, graduating in 2014. She completed an MFA in Arts & Humanities at the College in 2016. Since then she has won numerous awards for her work and undertaken several residency programmes, including in Iceland and Norway. In 2016 she was one of a group of artists who sailed around the Svalbard Archipelago in the High Arctic making work about the landscape and environment.
Ellis now lives on the Outer Hebridean island of North Uist. The new works made for this exhibition respond to the turbulent and ever changing environment which surrounds her. Writing about her work, she explains: “The dynamic energy conveys the movement and rhythms of the sea and the land … the merging of sea with air, advancing rain and mist, ever changing light – elements that seem to be about something intangible.”
Drawing North: Artist's Talk - Ellis will be giving a talk about her work and the amazing places she has visited on her residencies in a free talk on Friday 6 March at 6pm in the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum.