Tim Ellis
Born Chester 1981
Lives and works London


Education
2006-09   Post Graduate Diploma Fine Art,  The Royal Academy Schools, London.
2000-03   BA (Hons) Fine Art,  John Moores, Liverpool.

 

Solo Exhibitions / Two Person Exhibitions 

2016:
'C.O.D.A', FOLD Gallery, London.

2014:
'Finding Comfort in an Unknown Future', FOLD Gallery, London.

2013:
'We Belong Together', IAG, Hong Kong. *
'Caramel Blush', Tim Ellis & Jack Newling, Corfu, London.

2011:
'Sons of Pioneers', Furini Contemporary, Rome, Italy.
'The Tourist', Spacex, Exeter, England.

2010: 
'A Foundation For Exchange', Primopiano, Lugano, Switzerland.



Selected Group Exhibitions

2017:
Through Secondhand Daylight: Tail of Pup, London

2016:
'Now It Is Permitted: 24 Wayside Pulpits', curated by Bridget Smith, Swedenborg Society, London. *
'Imperfect Reverse', curated by Laurence Noga, Camberwell Project Space, University of the Arts, London. *
'Frac-tured-su-per-struc-tures', Space Station, London.
'Wish You Were Here', Estuary 2016, Metal, Southend Pier, Essex.
'Phase 1' (Reseau Peinture), Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
'Flatland', FOLD Gallery, London.

2015-16: 
'Local Objects', curated by Rita Salvaggio, Ikeyazhang, Milan, Italy.

2015:
'Platform/Platvorm', Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland. *
'The London Open', curated by Daniel Hermann & Poppy Bowers, The Whitechapel Gallery, London. *
'Illegitimate Objects', The Mathematical Institute, Oxford University. *
'INVITED', curated by Philly Adams of The Saatchi Gallery and Flora Fairbairn of Fair & Co, London.
'Walking Through Fiction', Camberwell Space, University of the Arts, London. *
'Tutti Frutti', Turps Banana, Turps Gallery, London. 
'Taverna - We are Open' - 'Icastica', curated by Ilaria Gianni, Fraternita Laici, Municipality of Arezzo, Italy. *
'Long Ting (No Long Ting)', curated by Cedar Lewisohn, Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland.

2014-15:
'The MAC International', curated by Hugh Mulholland, Francesco Bonami, Judith Nesbitt, The Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland. 
'The Opinion Makers II', Londonewcastle Project Space, London.
'A Union of Voices', Horatio Jr, London. 

2014:
'100 Painters of Tomorrow', Thames & Hudson, One Art Space, Tribeca, New York. *
'Open 17', International exhibition of sculptures and installations, Venice Lido & San Servolo Island, Venice, Italy.*
'Icastica', Fraternita Laici, Museo di Ivan Bruschi & Galleria Comunale D'Arte Contemporanea, Municipality of Arezzo, Italy. *
'Ten', Independents Biennial, Liverpool Hope University Gallery, Liverpool.
'Symbolic Logic', IAG, Hong Kong.*

2013:
'Image/Object', Furini Contemporary, Rome, Italy.
'SONS', SONS Museum, Kruishoutem, Belgium.
'Magic 8 Ball', FOLD Gallery, London.
'Misinformation Centre', Hack The Barbican, The Barbican, London.
'Re-View', IAG, Hong Kong.
'Best Haircuts in History', curated by Cedar Lewisohn & Patricia Ellis, We are Cuts, Soho, London.

2012:
'Seduction', Simon Oldfield at 6 Carlos Way, London.
'Forward Thinking', - Touring Exhibition - The Island Queen London, The Glenfiddich Distillery Scotland, Gairloch & Loch Ewe Action forum Scotland.
'Courtship of the Peoples', Simon Oldfield Gallery, London.
'Needle in a Cloud', FOLD Gallery London.
'Pop Molecule', Aubin Gallery, London

2011-12:
'Secret Societies', To Know, To Dare, To Will, To Keep Silence, curated by Cristina Ricupero and Alexis Vaillant, CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France. *

2011:
'The Anti-Library', curated by Paul Peroni, Space, London.
'The Thing is the Thing', curated by Benet Spencer, ASC Gallery, London.*
'The Others', Turin, Italy.
'Secret Societies', To Know, To Dare, To Will, To Keep Silence, curated by Cristina Ricupero and Alexis Vaillant, The Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany. *
'The Summer Exhibition', The Royal Academy of Art, London. *                   
'Friendship of the Peoples', Simon Oldfiled Gallery, London. *                  

2010:  
'John Moores Painting Prize 26', The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.  *              
'Newspeak: British Art Now, Part 1', The Saatchi Gallery, London. *
'New Symphony', Simon Oldfield Gallery, London.
'Tag From 3 to 36: New London Painting', Brown Gallery, London. 

2009:
'The Royal Academy Schools Show', The Royal Academy of Art, London. *
'New Sensations', The A Foundation, London.
'New London School', Galerie Schuster, Berlin, Germany.

2008:
'Alexandre Pollazzon Presents', Nick Goss, Tim Ellis, Robert Dowling Jia Jia Wang, Alexandre Pollazzon  London.
'Falling from an Apple Tree', Curated by Rita Selveggio, The Wilde Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
'Premiums', The Royal Academy of Art, London.
'A Painter's Glance', Rhenania Kunst Haus, Cologne, Germany.

2007:    
'Interceptor', The Peles Empire, London.
'The Summer Exhibition', The Royal Academy of Art, London. *
'Ritual Abuse', The Boys Hall Dalston, London.

2006:
'Half Cut For Confidence', The Independents, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool.
'Going Native', Arena Gallery, Liverpool. *

2005:
'The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2005', The Jerwood Space, London and Tour* - Jerwood Space London, Pitville Gallery Cheltenham, Rennie Mackintosh Gallery Glasgow, Bayart Cardif, The Gallery Dorset.


Awards & Residencies

2014:
'100 Painters of Tomorrow', Thames & Hudson.
Exhibited Shortlist - MAC International, The Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland. 
2013:
Finalist NSP Sculpture Prize, Broomhill, Devon, England. *
2011: 
Glenfiddich Residency, Dufftown, Scotland. *
2010:
Exhibited Shortlist - 'John Moores Painting Prize 26', The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.  *  
2009:
The Gordon Luton Award.
Patricia Turner Award for Sculpture.
2008:  
Peter Rippon Travel Award.


(* Exhibition Publication)


Collections

The Saatchi Collection, The Glenfiddich Collection, Swiss Life and various public and private collections in Europe, Asia and USA . 

Curatorial projects

2015:
‘P’, Print exhibition by 28 International Artists, Horatio Junior, London
'Postcard', 250 International artists  - Postcard Exhibition, Artbox & FOLD Gallery, London. 
'A Union of Voices', 118 International Artists Book Exhibition, Horatio Junior, London.

2014:                   
'Here, there and somewhere in between' (Project 1), London Contemporary Painting Exhibition, Horatio Junior, London. 
'Flatpacked/Wrapped/Stacked', 48 Artists respond to the idea of flat Pack Design, Punk&Sheep, Canary Wharf, London
'Symbolic Logic', British Contemporary Abstraction. IAG, Hong Kong.

2013:   
'Image/Object', British Sculpture Exhibition, Furini Contemporary, Rome, Italy. 
'Hold The Fort',12 Artists respond to the theme of Cultural identity, Fort, London.

2012- 2013:         
'Forward Thinking', - Touring Exhibition - 16 Artists repond to the concept of the Pioneer. The Island Queen London,
The Glenfiddich Distillery Scotland, Gairloch & Loch Ewe Action forum Scotland and Horatio Jr London. 

2011:  
'Friendship of the Peoples', 50 Artists responses to the Poster, Simon Oldfield Gallery, London. *


Professional  

2010 - Present : Associate Lecturer in Sculpture, Camberwell College of Arts, The University of the Arts, London, UK.
2015 - Present : 0.5 Course Co-ordinator, Foundation Studies, City & Guilds of London Art School, London, UK.
2015 - Present : Specialist Tutor (Head of Specialism 2015 - 16) in Sculpture, CCW, Camberwell College of Arts, The University of the Arts, London, UK.
2014 - 2016 : Programme Director, Horatio Jr, London, UK.
2013 - 2015 : 0.4 Lecturer in Contextual Studies and Fine Art Practice, Course Leader in Art History & 3D Design, Seevic College, Essex, UK.
2012 - Present : Short Courses Tutor in Sculpture & Portfolio Preperation, CCW Short Courses at Chelsea & St Martins, The University of the Arts, London, UK.
2009 - 2017 : Visiting Practitioner, The Royal Academy Schools, Newcastle University, Goldsmiths, CSM, UWE, Kingston, Bedfordshire University & Anglia Ruskin Cambridge.