b. Raleigh, North Carolina, 1971

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2006

Red Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, Dawn’s Early Light (curated by Matthew Mascotte with catalogue, essay by Carlo McCormick)

Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Motion Paintings

Rice University Gallery, Houston, Texas, Conversation

Res Fest, International film festival, Letter to the President

Monkeytown, Brooklyn, New York, Live Scores

2005

Jessica Murray Projects, New York, New York, Orchestrion

2004

Lump Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina, Boars Head / Wars Head

222 Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Beat Box, A Painting is a Drum

2003

Agnes B Homme, New York, New York, Request Line

2002

Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, New York, Like the Motion of Water

Korn Gallery, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, David Ellis

Tidal, Osaka, Japan, Paint on Trucks in a World in Need of Love,

Gas / Dyzue Experiment, Tokyo, Japan, Roots, Branches, and Leaves

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2007

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, Animated Painting (curated by Betti-Sue Hertz)

New Image Art, Los Angeles, California, (curated by Faile)

Black Market Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Lump Gallery. Raliegh, North Carolina (curated by Bill Thelen)

2006

Publico, Cincinatti, Ohio, Music Show

Lump Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina, Good & Thuggy

Space Gallery, Portland, Maine, Salvage & Assemble

South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston Salem, North Carolina, Motion Barn

Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Casita

2005

P.S. 1/MoMA, Long Island City, New York, Greater New York (curated by Klaus Biesenbach,

Robert Nikkas, Amy Smith-Stewart with catalogue)

Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, GADGET: Mechanics and Motion in Contemporary Art

(curated by Matt Distel) Ellis’ Orchestrion installation exhibited alongside Fernand Léger and George Antheil’s Ballet Mechanique, 1923-24

Savannah Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, Georgia, Digital Cotton (curated by Matthew Mascotte)

SPAZIO P4, Milan, Italy, Urban Edge

Atlantic ArtWalk, Brooklyn, New York, 360

2004

MoMA, Queens, New York, Paint on Trucks in a World in Need of Love

AIGA Move Conference, New York, New York, Barnstormers Selected Films

NADA Art Fair, Miami, Florida (under the auspices of Jessica Murray Projects)

Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York, 2004 Studio Artists: 9X

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, Psych-Opus, and B-Stormers Mural

South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston Salem, North Carolina, Motion Paintings

Urbis Museum, Manchester, England, Ill Communication

Jessica Murray Projects, New York, New York, Grotto 2

Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, Beautiful Losers, Aaron Rose

Studio 1, Los Angeles, California, Compost, Doze Green and David Ellis

2003

Transport Gallery, Los Angeles, California, Unseen Messages

Lump Gallery/Projects, Raleigh, North Carolina, Hive Mind Sound System

CWC Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, Smudge Good

Galerie Du Jour, Agnes B, Paris, France, NYC Now

Cuchifritos, New York, New york, Bazaar

Punch Gallery, San Francisco, California, Coast to Coast

Res Fest, international film festival, Letter to the President

Mori Museum, Tokyo, Japan, Apostrophe

2002

Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, Live Painting with John Ellis Quintet,

Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Art Nights

Apart, London, England, Streetwise One

Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn, New York, Grotto

Ex’Realm, Tokyo, Japan, Final Modification 001

Lance Fung, New York, New York, Painting is Dead… Or Is It?

2001

Bronx Museum, Bronx, New York, One Planet Under a Groove

Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York, No Condition is Permanent

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California, Rappers Delight

Downtown Arts Festival, New York, New York, The Art of Breaking

P.S. 1, Clocktower Gallery, New York, NY, Clocktower Show

Kent Gallery, New York, New York, Vox

2000

Downtown Arts Festival, New York, New York, Cirk and Watching Paint Dry

 

SELECTED PUBLIC PROJECTS

2006

Bridge Progressive Arts, Charlottesville, Virginia, We People

Miss Rockaway Armada, Mississippi River, Hive Mind Sound System

Deitch Projects Art Parade, New York, New York, It’s Yours

Atlantic Artwalk, Brooklyn, NY, Su

 

2005

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, Bound

2003

Altoids Sponsored Wall of Fame, Brooklyn, New York

2002

Mother Mural, London, England

2000

GSSA, Osaka, Japan, Mural and Gourd-Speaker Installation

1996

Village Vanguard, New York, New York, Mural

Ongoing

The Spitune Juice Project, Walls and trucks throughout the greater New York area

Barnstormers Barn Painting Project, Cameron, North Carolina

B-boy Floor Mat Roto-Relief and Video Project, Bronx, New York

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2006

Visionaire- Sound Issue (forthcoming)

2005 

Irene Shum, “David Ellis” Greater New York Book, P.S.1 / MoMA

Christopher Chambers, "David Ellis/ Jessica Murray Projects"

Flash Art, November-December 2005

"David Ellis/ Jessica Murray Projects," Tema Celeste, November/December

Heartney, Eleanor, “Report from New York 1…” Art in America, June/July 2005

Kimmelman, Michael, “Youth and the Market,” New York Times, March 18, 2005

2004

Chang, Alexandra, “Urban Improv…” Art Asia Pacific, March, 2004

2002

Glickman, Adam, “Disobiedients,” Tokion Magazine, April 2002

2001

Garfield, Joey, “Barnstormers,” Tokion Magazine, June 2001

Erickson, Emily, “Color Coded,” ArtForum, May 2001

2000

Turner, Grady, “Barnstormers,” Flash Art, Summer, 2000

1998

Smith, Roberta, "Brooklyn Haven for Art…" New York Times, Friday, Nov. 6 1998

 

EDUCATION

BFA,1994, Cooper Union, New York, New York

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