Ellie MacGarry


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Year 2024
Medium Ink and watercolour on paper
Dimensions 29.5 x 21.1 cm
Nominated by Rana Begum

About the work

My work depicts transitional moments that consider silent communication or interiority – touching, dressing, dancing; and boundaried spaces, windows and openings. The work I have made for the Drawing Biennial features multiple hands threading shared ribbons through their fingers. I am interested in bows, ribbons and ties as soft and tactile objects which may be used to hold things together, or make one seem presentable. The tactility of this shared gesture belies the flatness of the image.


Career Highlights

Echo (solo), Cedric Bardawil, London, UK (2024); Paper and Clay, Canopy Collections at Cromwell Place, London, UK (2022); Stage Effects, Kate MacGarry, London, UK (2022); CUBITT 30, Victoria Miro, London, UK, (2022); Disappearing Act (solo), Steve Turner, Los Angeles, USA (2021); Your hand is a warm stone, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, USA (2021).

Artist in Residence, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong (2018); Felix Slade Scholarship, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK (2016-18).

M WOODS Collection, Beijing, China

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