Chris Ellis - Artist
Nationality: Australian Citizen
Born: 1961 in Albury NSW
Childhood: Grew up on a farm near Walla Walla, NSW
1980: Studied Fine Art at Caulfield Institute of Technology, (now) Monash University).
1981: Majored in painting, also studied etching and photography.
1982 Moved to Henty NSW to commence sheep and wheat farming.
1982-2010 Continued to create canvas and works on paper with oils and watercolour.
2010 Developed an extensive folio of work for exhibition.
2010 Solo Exhibition at Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery, NSW
2010 Relocated to Melbourne continued to develop painting and drawing.
2012 Returned to Henty, retired from farming and relocated to Albury.
2013-14 Commenced painting full time, preparing work for solo and group exhibitions.
2014 Art from the Flinders Ranges group exhibition, The Malvern Artists Society, VIC
2014 Winner of the Trinity College WAW Acquisitive Art Award Prize, Albury, NSW
2015 Solo Exhibition Wodonga Art Space, NSW
2016 Solo Exhibition Aqua Luminous, MAMA Gallery Albury, NSW
2017 Solo Exhibition Face to Face, Artspace, Wodonga, VIC
2018 Solo Exhibition Riverine Reflections, Malvern Art Society, Melbourne, VIC
2019 Solo Exhibition Wetland Wanderings, GIGS, Wodonga, VIC
2019 Solo Exhibition Moments on the Murray, MAMA Gallery Albury, NSW
2020 Solo Exhibition Creative in Confinement, Art Partners Australia Gallery, Albury
2021 Group exhibition Art Partners Australia Gallery One and Two, Albury, NSW
2021 Group exhibition The Albury Club, Curated by Art Partners Australia, NSW
2021 Landscape Painting teaching artists group, Hay, NSW
2022 Solo Exhibition Above the Horizon, Art Partners Australia Gallery One and Two
2022 Group Painting teaching artists group of 30 artists, Broken Hill, NSW
2022 Solo Exhibition Murray River Rambling at the Malvern Artists Society, Melbourne
2022 Entered several works for the Calleen Art Prize, Cowra Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2023 Invited to enter Mansfield Easter Art Show April 7 to April 16 2023, VIC
Chris continues to produce paintings and works on paper for exhibition, private collections and commissions. General and sales enquiries can be directed to his studio on 0427 200 071
Surface Tension, 2018, oil on canvas