Artist Talk: Clay Ellis - Studio Maps, Files, and Untitled Folders
Mycroft, 2015-2016, acrylic, aluminum, polyurethane, stainless steel, 19 X 27 X 10
WHEN: Thurs, Feb 16, 2017 at 5 p.m.
Clay Ellis was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, in 1955. He currently resides in Edmonton, where he has maintained a studio since 1981. His work has been part of numerous exhibitions in England, France, Spain, Botswana, the USA, and Canada. An inaugural member of the Triangle group in 1982 (at the invitation of Anthony Caro), Clay has, while living in France, co-organized Triangle France, an international artists workshop held at the l’Ecole d’Art de Marseille-Luminy. In 2003 he was the guest artist at the Emma Lake Workshop, Saskatchewan, Canada. He has also been an invited artist in residence at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH and has given lectures at the University of Lethbridge, the University of Saskatchewan, the Georgian College, the Emily Carr School of Art and Design, and the New York Studio School. As well as public commissions, he is represented in private and public collections including the Mendel Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Canada Council, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona. On May 16, 2014, Clay Ellis was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Art.