Ella Morton

Ella Morton is a Vancouver-born visual artist currently living in Toronto. She earned a BFA from Parsons School of Design in 2008, and an MFA from York University in 2015. She has exhibited her work widely, including solo shows in Canada and the US, and has also completed public art projects with Nocturne in Halifax and Land-Shape in Denmark. Morton’s expedition-based practice has brought her to residencies in Canada, Iceland and Svalbard, exploring landscape as a site where human beings confront the unknown and the sublime. Working primarily with analogue and antiquated photographic processes, her practice explores how we perceive a tension of the opposites – living in a quantifying, information-based culture and reflecting on the unquantifiable unknown.

Selected Exhibitions

2017 The Dissolving Landscape, Galerie Arts Visuels Émergents, Montréal, QC

2017 Space Within, Walnut Contemporary, Toronto, ON

2016 afterimage, Peter Shoebridge Art, Toronto, ON

2015 Meteor Shower, Land-Shape Festival, Hanstholm, Denmark

2016 Somewhere Strange, Roadside Attractions, We See Inc., Toronto, ON

2016 Meteor Shower, Public Art Installation, Hjallerup, Denmark

2015 Dubious Cosmology, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON

2015 Encounters, Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, ON

2014 as (it) is, Gales Gallery, York University, Toronto, ON

2014 Future is Now!, Hashtag Gallery, Toronto, ON

2014 Art@Suite 500, Miles S. Nadal Management Centre, Toronto, ON

2014 Untapped Emerging Artists Competition, The Artist Project, Toronto, ON

2014 Sightings, The Junction BIA – Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, ON

2014 Geotrope, Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna, BC

2013 Proem, Gales Gallery, York University, Toronto, ON

2013 The Dark Room 2.0, 918 Bathurst Gallery, Toronto, ON

2012 Sightings, Viewpoint Gallery, Halifax, NS

2012 Fortune, Mural – The Crying Room Projects, Vancouver, BC

2012 Welcome Back Ye Annunaki!, Open Space Artist Run Centre, Victoria, BC

2011 You Are Here, Independent Project – Nocturne: Art at Night, Halifax, NS

2011 Snæland: Photographs From Iceland, Photo Center Northwest, Seattle, WA

2010 Night Vision, Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Canning, NS

2010 Opi∂ Hús, Nes Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland

2009 BANK on ART, ATM Exhibition & Intervention, Toronto, ON

2009 Wet! A Video Screening Event, Maxwell Fine Arts Gallery, Peekskill, NY

2008 Remain Calm, Elevator Intervention, The Banff Centre, Banff, AB

2008 Paradise Lost, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY

2008 Parsons BFA Photography Senior Exhibition, Calumet Gallery, New York, NY

2005 Feast, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY

Ella Morton, Bjonahamna, 2016
Ella Morton, Pyramiden #1, 2016
Ella Morton, Blomstrandbreen #3, 2016
Ella Morton, Blomstrandbreen #2, 2016
Ella Morton, Pyramiden #4, 2016
Ella Morton, Kirkjufell, 2010
Ella Morton, Beams, 2011
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