David Ellis's Biography

David Ellis
Born in 1971, Raleigh, North Carolina
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York


Constant Flow, New Image Art, Los Angeles
Oxblood, Webb's, Aukland

Hopewell, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington
Dozens, Roebling Hall, New York
Country Club, Cincinnati

Dawn's Early Light, Red Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah
Motion Paintings, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, Philadelphia
Conversation, Rice University Gallery, Houston

Orchestrion, Jessica Murray Projects, New York

Boars Head/ Wars Head,Lump Gallery, Raleigh
Beat Box/ A Painting is a Drum, 222 Gallery, Philadelphia

Request Line, Agnes B Homme, New York

Like Motion of Water, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn
David Ellis, Korn Gallery, Drew University, Madison
Paint on Trucks in a World in Need of Love
Roots Branches and Leaves, Gas/Dyezu Experiment, Tokyo


Inner/Outer Space, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh
Tansformers, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn
2003-2008, Publico, Cincinnati

Rubicon Sun:David Ellis and Dozen Green, Fifty24 SF Gallery, San Francisco
NADA Art Fair, Miami, (with Roebling Hall)
Zoo Art Fair, London, (with Roebling Hall)
Ensemble, Instituye of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
50,000 Beds, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield
Animated Painting, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego
Brodeo, New Image Art, Los Angeles
BMG Artists' Annual'07',Black Market Gallery, Los Angeles
Burning House (with Swoon and Faile), New Image Art, Los Angeles
Doodle Crush (collaborations with Kiku Yamaguchi),Lump Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina
10 Curators (10th Anniversary),Colette, Paris
Music Show II, Publico and Shake it Records, Cincinnati
Graffiti Stories, MIAM (Musée des arts Modestes),Séte
Graffiti Stories, Abbaye d'Auberives, France
50,000 beds, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Conneticut
Elavator Mural Project (with Doze Green) 30 Bond Street, New York

Music Show,Publico, Cincinnati
Good & Thuggy, Lump Gallery, Raleigh
Salvage + Assemble, Space Gallery, Portland
Live Scores, Monkeytown, Brooklyn
Motion Barn, South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston Salem
Castia, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan
Letter to the President, ResFest, International Film Festival

Greater New York 2005, P.S 1/MoMA, Long Island City
GADGET: Mechanics and Motion in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
Digital Cotton, Savannah Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design
Urban Edge, SPAZIO P4, Milan

Paint on Trucks in a World in Need of Love, MoMA QNS, New York
Brainstormers Selected Films, AIGA Move Conference, New York
NADA Art Fair, Miami
2004 Studio Artists: 9X, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn
Psych-Opus, and B-Stormers Mural, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu
Motion Paintings, South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston Salem
Ill Communication, Urbis Museum, Manchester
Grotto 2, Jessica Murray Projects, New York
Beautiful Losers, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
Compost, Doze Green and David Ellis, Studio Number 1, Los Angeles

Unseen Messages, Transport Gallery, Los Angeles
Hive Mind Sound System, Lump Gallery/Projects, Raleigh
Smudge Good, CWC Gallery/Projects, Tokyo
NYC Now, Galerie Du Jour, Paris
Bazaar, Cuchifitos, New York
Coast to Coast, Punch Gallery, San Francisco
Letter to the President, Res Fest, international Film Festival
Apostrophe, Mori Museum, Tokyo

Live Paintings with John Ellis Quintet, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans
Art Nights, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan
Steetwise One, Apart, London
Grotto, Jessica Murray Projects, Brooklyn
Final Modification 001, Ex'Realm, Tokyo
Painting is Dead... Or Is It?, Lance Fung, New York

One Planet Under a Groove, Bronx Museum, Bronx
No Condition is Permanent, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn
San Francisco, California, Rappers Delight, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
The Art of Breaking, Downtown Arts Festival, New York
Clocktover Show, P.S 1, Clocktower Gallery, New York
Vox, Kent Gallery, New York

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