SCOTT DANIEL ELLISON • PAINTER

SCOTT DANIEL ELLISON • PAINTER
HUDSON VALLEY • USA

Scott Daniel Ellison is an American painter based in the Hudson Valley, in New York State.

Scott Daniel Ellison

He draws inspiration from multiple sources - starting with his time spent as a youth wandering the woods and isolated trails of rural New York - later, from photographers such as Diane Arbus and Ralph Eugene Meatyard, as well as horror films and early punk/gothic music and imagery.

Rattle Snake by Scott Daniel Ellison

His paintings depict obscured narratives with child-like fervour and imagination, driven by strange yet endearing characters that linger on the edge of becoming. His is a world of goblins, trolls, witches and forest creatures - often hiding in the shadows yet with tender vulnerability.

Their ghost-like presence speaks to the materialisation of memory, both personal memories of the artist and the collective memory of myths and ancient epics, of bedtime stories and campfire tales. Friendly faces with ambiguous intentions are given precedence, created with care, and made accessible.

Sea Witch by Scott Daniel Ellison

His simple style combined with complex layering makes these characters iconic, so much so that Ellison was selected as a featured artist by luxury French label Celine last year, emblazoning his creatures throughout the "Cosmic Cruiser" menswear collection 2021. You can also find his work on the album art of many Marionette record label releases. 

Scott Daniel Ellison | Julian Sartorius on Marionette

Ellison has exhibited extensively throughout the United States, in Stockholm and now Australia. He's been awarded several fellowships including the esteemed "Fellowship in Painting" by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. His work is held internationally in private collections.

PRESS

10 AUG 2022 • DEA East Presents Scott Daniel Ellison: 10 Paintings
Sarah Norris for Sydney Broadsheet

18 OCT 2021 • Scott Daniel Ellison: “I Like Awkward, Uncomfortable Images”
Louise Benson for Elephant

WORK @ DEA

We've been following Scott's career for many years, and we're excited to finally have a selection of his work to exhibit at DEA. 

EXHIBITIONS @ DEA

13 AUG 2022 • 10 Paintings 

After being delayed for several years due to COVID 19, our long awaited exhibition of Scott's work has finally been able to go ahead on Sat 13 August 2022, at our new gallery space at DEA EAST.

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