Living and working in the North East of England
Shortlisted for the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2023
British Council Venice Fellow, 2022
MA, MIMA School of Art, 2020 - 2022
BA, Northumbria University, 2015 - 2018
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Ellen Ranson (b.1996) is an abstract painter, she lives and works in the North East of England. She received her MA at MIMA School of Art in 2022. She was Paint fellow at Northumbria University (2018) and British Council Venice Fellow (2022).
The physically powerful, expressive works capture the artist’s hunger and desire for greater recognition and a rebalancing of female representation and voices within abstract painting. Adding to the growing conversation around reclaiming and rearticulating women's voices.
Imagery taken from the artist’s everyday experiences, patriarchal pasts and presents, memories, surroundings, ancient landscapes and other sources is manipulated and abstracted, through a seemingly digital process, resulting in a hand made abstraction.
The interrogation of colour, layering, motif, pattern and application of paint simultaneously creates new environments and reflections on the world around us.