ELLA CHEDBURN 
ARTIST CV

STATEMENT

"In a time of environmental collapse, my work aims to repair our disconnection with nature using technology.

 

My process  begins with walking through natural landscapes – often the forest – and digitising everything. I squeeze the natural world through a digital lens: scanning trees, coding virtual-reality forests, wiring plants to computers, projecting into woodland...

I intentionally misuse technology, encouraging glitches to run throughout my digital work and mimicking them in my prints as floating shapes or holes. These weightless shapes intrude on my trees and figures like unseen forces or spirits, harmonising the physical natural realm with the floating digital and spiritual realms.

Online research is the driving force behind my practice and I embrace the internet as a hub of fact and fiction. In one tab, I could be reading about the latest biotechnology developments; in the next tab: an ancient folklore surrounded by glittering clip art.

PUBLICATIONS

Aug 2020 

April 2020

Nov 2019

Feb 2020

Feb 2018

 

 

Second Sad Grads Zine 

With fellow UK art school graduates who also had their exhibitions cancelled due to Covid19.

Cats Cradle // Stanley Picker Gallery 

Six week proposal project led by Lucy Hutchinson. Proposed an anthology merging folkloric and scientific explanations of cleft lips. (read here)

 

Wood Wide Web // Stanley Picker Gallery 

Book blending science, folklore, and digitisation, displayed at Stanley Picker Gallery

Predictable // Brooklyn Sketchbook Library in New York

Handmade book written using predictive text then illustrated with dreamy watercolours.

 

Plathoes Cave online magazine

Work featured alongside article ‘Encountering Value Beyond the Certainty Machine’. (view here)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020-2022

Oct 2020 

Oct 2020  - 2021

March 2020 

Nov 2019 

Oct 2017

March 2017

 

Walkie Talkie building in London // Liberty Specialty Markets Art Award

Painting and prints from Interference series
 

Silk Mill Gallery in Frome //  Bat Print Studio Launch 

Interference printmaking series

 

William Morris Society in London // Wallpaper Man with Storybox Collective

A.I. generated Morris patterns (view here)

 

Platform Gallery at Kingston School of Art​ // Pause

Interactive plant attached to a moisture sensor which ‘talked’ to viewers.

Stanley Picker Gallery in Kingston Upon Thames // Book-ish

Book blending science, folklore, and digitisation. 

 

Longleat Forest in Somerset // Forest Shapes

Forest light installation

Asylum Chapel in Peckham, London​ // Out of Touch 

Mirror box. Curated, exhibited and dismantled the entire exhibition within one evening.

TALKS

June 2022

2021

Borough Group Collective // London South Bank University

About A.I. generated Borough Group Collective painting commission

William Morris Society

About A.I. generated William Morris patterns

WORK EXPERIENCE

May 2021 to current

Sept 2020 to current

Sept - Dec 2020

Feb 2020 + Oct 2017

March 2019

May - July 2018

Feb 2018

Sept 2017 - Nov 2018

Nov 2013 to Sept 2016

Showing applicable career history only:

 

Arts Programme Assistant // Knowle West Media Collective, Bristol

Social Media Manager // Bat Print Studios, Frome, Somerset

Children’s Art School Assistant // Bat Print Studios, Frome, Somerset

 

Workshop Leader // Kingston School of Art

 

Gallery Sitter //  E-space 8 and Studio Rialto in Montreal

Project Manager & Project Assistant // Rose Theatre in Kingston Upon Thames

Gallery Assistant // Stanley Picker Gallery in London

 

Student Academic Mentor // Kingston School of Art

 

Library Assistant // Trowbridge Library in Wiltshire

QUALIFICATIONS

2016 - 2020 

2014 - 2015

2007 - 2014

 

 

First Class Fine Art BA (Hons) Degree 

Kingston School of Art in England

+ International study abroad year at Concordia Unversity in Montreal, Canada

Merit in Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.
Wiltshire College, Trowbridge, Wiltshire. 
 

A levels: Art A*, English Lit & Lang A, Psychology A.

GCSEs: 10 A* - C 

St Augustines College, Trowbridge, Wiltshire. 

AWARDS

2020

2020-22

Creative Conscience 2020 // Commended entry

For Data Water 

Liberty Specialty Markets Art Award with Parker Harris  // Finalist

For Interference series