Ellie Day is a Fine Art student based in Essex and Swansea, currently studying at University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
The public acts as the driving force for Ellie’s practice as she provides a spotlight to moments in conversation that would otherwise go overlooked. Ellie presents phrases, derived from the different situations we individually find ourselves in, by using a range of mediums. A recent experimentation being the combination of traditional painting methods with digital additions. Ellie explores the ways in which she can use paint to convey the layers of conversation we hear on a daily basis. Maybe not a conversation we are involved in personally, but rather surrounded by. Writing sentences within layers of paint to replicate sound travelling through the atmosphere, she aims to translate the varying volumes and prominence of certain words and phrases that we may pick up on. The bold sentences at the forefront of the paintings act as something that the listener would hear close up. Whereas, the words and phrases that are masked behind surfaces of paint are whispers of sound in the distance. Ellie hopes to pull focus towards the mundane and the every-day within conversation.
2018 - 2021: BA (Hons) Fine Art: Studio, Site & Context. Swansea College of Art, UWTSD.
2016 - 2018: Art and Design. Distinction, Distinction, Merit. SEEVIC College.
2021 - Can We Start Again? Swansea College of Art, Swansea
2021 - Indigo Show, Online Exhibition
2021 - With My Two Eyes, Online Exhibition
2021 - This Should Have Been in the Atrium, Online Exhibition
2020 - In 24 Hours, Online Exhibition
2020 - Blank, Online Exhibition
2020 - I Have a Heart as Big as The World But..., Volcano Theatre, Swansea
2019 - Because We Felt Like It, Swansea College of Art, Swansea
2019 - What a World, Swansea College of Art, Swansea
2021 - Wild Things Zine
2021 - Pastel Serenity Zine
2021 - SANDS Zine
2021 - Fifteen Hundred Zine
2021 - Saving Daylight Zine
2021 - Los Angeles Poet Society Journal
2020 - First Kiss Magazine
2020 - Polemical Zine
2020 - Celebrate Womxn845 Zine
2020 - Quarantine Zine Project
2020 - Miss Neurodiversity Magazine