ELLIS, Nigel

Nigel Ellis British 1960-
Nigel Ellis was born in Old Stevenage, Hertfordshire in 1960. He studied at St Alban’s College of Art (1978-79), Canterbury College of Art (1979-82) and Chelsea School of Art (1983-1984). He has taught at Cheltenham ,Exeter School of Art and Camden Institute. He was a fellow in Sculpture at Exeter 1984-85.
He exhibits his work regularly and has been in numerous group exhibitions and one man shows. His work is in private collections. He has recently made a series of computer enhanced photographs with the National Trust.He now lives and works in Shoreditch, in East London.

Forthcoming: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 2012
2011 Art At The Edge, The Bristol Gallery, Bristol
2010 Critics Choice, Browse and Darby, London
Critics Choice, Wills Lane Gallery, St Ives
Dudmaston Estate, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
2009 h.art, The Drawing Gallery, Herefordshire
The Engine Shed, Museum of Iron, Coalbrookdale
2008 Royal Society of British Sculptors, London
Space Now, London
Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford
Schmatte Couture, Rivington Gallery, London
2007 London Art Fair, Chelsea
2006 The Drawing Gallery, London (dual)
Vivian Young Gallery, Norfolk (solo)
BBH London (solo)
2005 William Hanham, London
2004 Cass Sculpture Foundation, London
Stroud House Gallery, Stroud, Gloucs
2003 ecArt ‘Dialogue’, London EC1 (dual)
Chelsea Physic Garden
2001 Sculpture At Goodwood
Art 2001, BDC Islington
Your Worlds And Mine, E1 Gallery (solo)
2000 Nordbrabants Museum, Holland
Art 2000, BDC Islington
Ten Fourteen, Central St Martins School of Art
Downe House, The Home of Charles Darwin, Kent
1999 Sculpture At Goodwood
Stadtische Kunsthalle, Mannheim, Germany
Home House, Portman Square
1998 Whitechapel Art Gallery Open, The Tannery and Canary Wharf
A Labour of Love, Pallant House, Chichester
20th Century Sculpture, Millfield School, Somerset
The Crucible, London Art House
1997 Recent Drawings, Akel Minott Elia, Clerkenwell (solo)
Sculpture Survey, Wolseley Fine Arts
Sculpture In The Garden, Deans Court, Wimborne, Dorset
1996 Natural Selection, Wysing Arts Cambridge
Apes And Angels, Art Now, Camberwell
1995 Economist Building and Plaza (solo)
Raw Gallery (solo)
Coopers Lybrand Atrium Gallery, (dual)
Unilever Recent Acquisitions
Sculpture In The Garden, Wimborne Dorset
Art 95 BDC Islington
Hammerson PLC, 100 Park Lane
1994 Corr Gallery, London
Art 94 BDC Islington
Ghosts In The Landscape, Zenith Gallery
The House of William Blake
1993 Sculpture In The East End, Lamont Gallery
West Soho Gallery
1991 Olympia Art Fair
1989 Wood Fired Clay Sculptures, Art Now Camberwell (solo)
1987 New Work, Art Now Camberwell (solo)
1986 Spacexe Gallery, Exeter
1985 University of Exeter
1984 Christies Inaugural
1983 University Of Kent At Canterbury (solo)
New Contemporaries, London, ICA


2008 Victoria and Albert Museum
2005 Erith, Michael Sparks Associates
2004 Bromley By Bow, Michael Sparks Associates
2003 Ironbridge Open Air Museum
University of Notre Dame
Pride Of The Valley Sculpture Park
2002 Optima Park, Crayford
2001 Universal Music, Hammersmith
2000 Premier Park Royal Madejski Hotel, Reading
1999 Aremia Collection, Holland
1998 Sculpture At Goodwood
1996 British Standards Institution
Charles Barker PLC
John Patsalides Associates
and private collections in Britain, The United States, France and Holland

1983-84 Chelsea School of Art
1979-82 Canterbury College of Art
1978-79 St Albans College of Art & Design

2010 A Critic’s Choice, Browse and Darby catalogue
2008 Iron Working Drawings, 5 UK/5 USA Sculptors Ironbridge Museum
2006 Catalogue to Vivian Young Gallery show, including conversation with Andrew Lambirth
2001 A Vision for British Sculpture, Sculpture At Goodwood
2000 Catalogue to E1 Gallery solo show by Ann Elliott, essay ‘Your Worlds And Mine’
1999 The Independent, ‘On Goodwood Form’, Fiona Macleod
1997 British Contemporary Sculpture, Sculpture At Goodwood
1998 British Contemporary Sculpture, Drawings & Maquettes, Sculpture At Goodwood
1998 Portfolio Magazine No 6, article by Candy Kemp
1998 The Independent Magazine, Top Dealers Recommend It’ John Windsor
1999 Braziers International Artists Workshop Catalogue

2004 Winner, The Artist and the Radio, Radio 4 and Bankside Gallery
2002/3/5 Ironbridge Open Air Museum Of Sculpture Workshops in cast iron
2000 Artists Access To Art Colleges Scheme – Central St Martins
2001 Cath Avila Travel Award (New York)
1998 Braziers International Workshop, Braziers College, Oxon
1991-97 Curator/Joint Artistic Director The Florence Trust Studios
1995 Elephant Trust Award
Europa Nebenen, Bayerisches Fernsehen, filmed interview
1994 Eirlys Tynan Travel Award (Italy)
Wales Television, Filmed Interview
Creativity And Exploration, Contrast Films, interview
1984-85 Fellow in Sculpture, Exeter School of Art & Design
1982 Studied Swabish sculpture in Southern Germany

“Nigel Ellis’s works are well rooted in the ancient tradition and yet are like flowers that have opened this morning.”
– George Mackay Brown


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