Ellie Malin is a print media artist based in Melbourne. Her colourful bold art works reflect a playful approach to image making where bright colours and form construct the landscape. She draws on her childhood experiences living abroad, which has had a profound effect in moulding her cultural identity.
Her artworks and patterns are inspired by a love for travel, childhood memories, and also from the most meaningful to the insignificant moments in life, in all their beauty. From an early age she fostered a strong appreciation for art and design. Influenced by photography, architecture and popular culture, Ellie began to create her own works where she experiments with colour, texture and form.
Travelling between continents enthused her appreciation for art and design being acutely aware of the differences between cities with their distinct cultural diversities, architecture (new versus the old) and natural geographic surroundings. These themes have continued to influence Ellie’s art practice, where images are constructed through an exploration of shape, colour and form. Her preferred medium is relief printing with lino or wood block, however she is not limited to this and practices other forms of image making such as photography, drawing and collage.
“An image’s origins may begin as something quite recognisable as I slowly take on a process of deconstructing it into pure simplified shapes and colour. In effect I’m pulling things apart in order to simplify their appearance”.
2008 – Graduate Diploma Art Therapy, Latrobe University
2007 - Bachelor of Fine Art, Department of Printmaking, Monash University, Caulfield
2004 – Certificate IV of Visual Arts, Holmesglen Tafe, Melbourne
2017 – Boom Gallery, Electric Earth, solo exhibition, Geelong.
2017 – Australian Print Workshop, Impressions, Melbourne.
2016 – Megalo Print Workshop and Gallery, Lucidus, solo exhibition, Canberra.
2016 – Modern Times, Old City, New World, solo exhibition, Melbourne.
2015 – Australian Print Workshop, group exhibition, Melbourne.
2015 – Boom Gallery, Illumine, solo exhibition, Geelong.
2014 – Australian Print Workshop, Impressions, Melbourne.
2014 – Boom Gallery, group exhibition, works on paper, Geelong.
2014 – Tacit Contemporary, group exhibition, printmaking, Melbourne.
2013 – Modern Times, Moonflower, solo exhibition, Melbourne.
2013 – Boom Gallery, Geelong, group exhibition, Geelong
2013 – Australian Print Workshop, Colour in Relief, Melbourne.
2013 – Tacit Contemporary Art Gallery, printmaking, group exhibition, Melbourne.
2013 – Boom Gallery Geelong, group exhibition, Geelong.
2012 – Australian Print Workshop, group exhibition, Melbourne.
2012 – Melbourne GPO, True Self, Jacky Winter collaborative group exhibition, Melbourne.
2012 – Boom Gallery, Works On Paper, group exhibition, Geelong.
2011 – Fire Station Gallery, group exhibition, Melbourne.
2007 – Monash University, graduate exhibition, Award in Excellence recipient, Melbourne.
2015 – Banyule, Drawing and Printmaking Awards, finalist
2013 – Banyule, Drawing and Printmaking Awards, finalist
2012 – Swan Hill print and drawing acquisitive awards 2012, finalist
2006 – McClelland Gallery, ‘The Mary and Lou Senini Student Art Award 2006’, Painting and Printmaking, finalist
2015 – Megalo Print Workshop, Canberra, March – April
2014 – Art Vault, Mildura, - April
2015 – National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
2013 – Gorman clothing, Australia wide, Feb
2014 – Aesop and Gertrude St Projection Festival – installation, June
2014 – Hunting For George Collective, Nov
2017 – The Sunday Age, May 21
2016 – The Design Files, May
2016 – Real Living, February issue
2015 – Daily Imprint, November
2015 – Studio Home, June
2015 – Inside OUT Australia, April issue
2014 – Inside OUT Australia, Spring issue
2013 – ELLE Decoration Mexico, Autumn
2013 – The Drawer – drawing journal, France
2013 – ELLE Decoration, UK, July
2013 – ELLE Australia, November