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    Mjölnir, Hammer of the Gods, Mythical Object
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    Mjölnir, Hammer of the Gods, Mythical Object

    , Ellis Parkinson, sculptural installation

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    Linda
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    Linda

    , Ellis Parkinson, tintype portrait, 8 x10 aluminium plate, digital scan

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    Vanessa
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    Vanessa

    , Ellis Parkinson, tintype portrait, 8 x10 aluminium plate, digital scan

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    Andre
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    Andre

    , Ellis Parkinson, tintype portrait, 8 x 10 aluminium plate, digital scan

    ©the artist

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    Provost Portrait.258 – Michael Arthur
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    Provost Portrait.258 – Michael Arthur

    , Ellis Parkinson, 2021, tintype portrait, 5 x 4 aluminium plate, digital scan

    ©the artist

  6. Ellis Parkinson – BA/BFA

    Curriculum Vitae

    Education and Qualifications

    2018-2021
    BFA Fine Art
    Slade School of Fine Art

     

    2017-2018
    Foundation Diploma in Fine Art and Design
    Camberwell College of Arts 

     

    Commissions

    2020
    UCL Provost Portrait 
     

    Collections

    UCL Art Museum

     

    Press

    2020
    Interview with Ellis Parkinson on UCL Provost Portrait Competition 2020

    Awards

    2019 Sue Jamieson Award  

    Exhibitions

    2020

    Words to Be Looked At
    Wolfson College, University of Oxford
    curated by Carey Young 

     

    2019
    Climax
    Slade Research Centre, London  

            

    Dangerous Stuff
    Julius Getty Gallery, London 

     

    2017
    Requiem
    The COOP, London   

     

    2016
    Post Brexit Youth
    Goldsmiths CCA, London 

     

     

Ellis Parkinson – BA/BFA

Ellis Parkinson is a London-based artist. His interdisciplinary, research-based practice utilises photography, text and sculptural installation, habitually featuring multiple layers of critical and political subtext. Often quoting the forms and aesthetics of conceptual art, Ellis’ work employs reverie, satire and surrealism, as well as references to literature and film in order to explore the flaws in contemporary institutions and to develop possible relationships to the hyperreal.

Ellis creates work in which audiences are drawn to challenge their own conceptions of their position in the world, most recently focussing on the institutions that bind us together. Ellis aims to test himself within these environments by finding the limits of the institutions he himself is a part of, criticising their functions and methodologies and translating his experience as an individual onto prospective audiences. His institutionally critical works have more recently explored the university context of his student years, particularly examining financial, historical and intellectual legacies and the ways in which contextualising them in new settings can provide a space for considering new intersectional thought and voices, especially in environments in which these voices would previously have been denied.