I am a Vancouver based artist interested in the creative interpretation of my reality. How I see the world and my place in it is my impetus for creative exploration, as I define my universe through inventive place-making. My figurative sculpture explores hybrid identity and alternative representations of the body. In my digital mixed media work, I deconstruct photographs into anonymous pixel shapes which I use as building-blocks for new compositions.

Ellen Scobie starts with photographs but has become a master at layering different images into an impressionistic whole that harkens to memories both individual and archetypical.
— Will Gibson, juror, Cross Pollination: 14 contemporary artists in digital media

Representation

Art Works Gallery Vancouver

Education

Barcelona Academy of Art – Summer Studies in Sculpture
London College of Printing, England, Design Studies
University of Manitoba, BFA, Art History
University of Victoria, Fine Art Studies

International Group Exhibits

2017 49 at 74, Works on Paper by Canadian Artists, Marbury NYC, New York
2017 4th Annual CODAvideo Program Award Winners, The Octagon Museum, Washington, DC
2014-2015 Mixed Media Exhibit, Der Teufelhof, Basel, Switzerland
2010 Cross-Pollination: 14 Contemporary Artists in Digital Media, Digital Art Guild, San Diego
2010 PIPE ‘10, Penang International Print Exhibition, Penang State Art Gallery, Malaysia
2008 Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York
2008 Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA), Los Angeles
2008 International Digital Art Show, Inaugural Exhibit of the Museum of Computer Art (MOCA), Brooklyn, NY

Solo Exhibits

2011 The Interior Sea and Memory Ambushed, Unitarian Church, Vancouver
2009 Memory Ambushed, Plaskett Gallery, New Westminster
2009 Memory Ambushed, University Women’s Club Hycroft Gallery, Vancouver

Selected Group Exhibits

2016-2017 Arts Alive Oak Bay, Public Sculpture Exhibit, Victoria
2015 Members Exhibit, Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver
2015 A Tribute to David Suzuki, Hot Art Wet City, Vancouver
2014 Kingsbrae Garden Canadian Sculpture Competition Exhibit, New Brunswick
2011 Summer Members Exhibit, Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver
2011 Refresh, Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver
2010 Hot Off the Press, Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver
2010 Window Views, CityScape Community Art Space, North Vancouver
2010 Jingle: Winter Members Exhibit, Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver
2009 The Red Dot Affair, Maple Ridge Art Gallery, Vancouver
2008 Summer Salon, Isabella Egan Gallery, Vancouver
2008 One 4 One, Maple Ridge Art Gallery, Vancouver

Awards

2017 People’s Choice Award Runner-Up, Arts Alive Oak Bay, Public Sculpture Exhibit, Victoria, BC, Canada
2016 Merit Award Winner, CodaWORX Video Awards – Process Category
2014 Finalist, Canadian Sculpture Competition, Kingsbrae Garden, St. Andrews, NB, Canada
2008 Honourable Mention, International Digital Art Show, Museum of Computer Art (MOCA) Inaugural Exhibit, Brooklyn, NY

Vancouver Art Events

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 — Eastside Culture Crawl
2015 South Granville Art Walk
2015 Mid-Main Art Fair, Heritage Hall, Vancouver
2009, 2011, 2012 — 101 Prints, Exhibit and Art Auction, Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver
2012 Artist-in-Residence, Four Seasons Hotel
2011 Gallery in the Garden, Wellbrook Winery, Delta, BC
2010, 2011, 2012 — Art in the City, West End Community Centre
2008, 2009 Timeraiser Art Auction Purchase

Juror

2014 International Digital Imagery Show, Inaugural Exhibition, The Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver