Ella Walker




London-based artist Ella Walker (born 1993) uses a myriad of media to create imagery inspired by medieval and early modern costume and iconography. The result is a series of resplendent large-format works, rich in narrative and colour.

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Watch : Ella Walker Introduces her Recent Work

Walker introduces her painterly influences and the diversity of references that have informed the recent works included in her first solo exhibition at Huxley-Parlour gallery.

Artistic Practice and Training

Ella Walker was born in 1993 in Manchester. She studied at the Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 2015, and at the Royal Drawing School, graduating in 2018.

Walker’s practice combines painting, drawing and fresco, utilising various media including tempera, gesso, pastel and ink. Inspired by medieval narrative and costume, her highly stylised works often directly reference Renaissance and medieval iconography. Her works comprise of shallow spaces that utilise pattern and flat plains of colour that disrupt the narrative and structure of the composition.

Selected Exhibitions and Collections

Her work has been exhibited throughout the United Kingdom, including recent exhibitions, Draw Out the Figure that You Will Make, EMBASSY gallery, Edinburgh, 2018 and Unswept House, Glasgow, 2017. Her work is housed in several European permanent collections, including the Royal Collection, London. She lives and works in London.

Exhibition In Focus: Cosmati Floor and Wax Fruit

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