About

Born in Amsterdam, 1993. Graduated in 2018 with distinction from MA Drawing at University of the Arts London and holds a degree in Fine Arts at Academy Minerva in Groningen, The Netherlands. Currently living and working near Amsterdam.

/ Statement

The cinematic space is inferior to the light that travels through it; it’s designed to be forgotten by the transfixed spectator of the narrative that unfolds onto the magical silver screen. The illumination of the screen simultaneously constitutes the source of the image, and serves as an illusionary window into another world.
Ellis Scheer uses the mediums of dry pastels and installation to explore space within the filmic image, and the spaces in which film and theatre present themselves. She appropriates stilled movie images, referring back to their cinematic origin by substituting the filmscreen with the screen that the drawing upholds. Furthermore, she creates installations inspired by movie- and theatre sets.

/ Solo exhibitions

July 26th - October 6th 2019 The Realm Between – Lab111, Amsterdam
2019 Kriterion, Amsterdam
2019 De Volmolen, Amersfoort

/ Group exhibitions

2019 Out of Darkness – Lumen Studios, Crypt
2018-19 Drawing Strength – Montsalvat, Eltham Victoria, Australia
2018 Halloween Exhibition – ETAT Space, Groningen
2018 MA Summer Show 2018 – Wimbledon College of Arts, London
2018 Dissecting the Archive – Wimbledon College of Arts, London
2018 Light Ignites Our Inspiration – Caroline Gardens Chapel, London
2018 Life (co-curator) – Wimbledon Space, London
2018 Against Static (curated by Tania Kovats) – Wimbledon Space, London
2018 Netflix and Chill? – The Flying Dutchman, London
2017 TIME + NARRATIVE (curated by Sarah Woodfine) – Wimbledon College of Arts, London
2017 JONG III – Kunstencentrum K38, Roden
2016 Finals – Oude Suikerunie, Groningen
2016 A FEW MORE – Y2, Groningen
2015 Hans Brinker Budget Trophy exhibition – Hans Brinker Hotel, Amsterdam
2015 Book publication: FEW – Academie Minerva, Groningen
2015 After Nature – NKD, Dale i Sunnfjord, Norway
2014 Heim – Old Post Office, Groningen
2011 Projectweek Minerva – Simplon, Groningen

/ Education

2019-now Puppetry trainee – Amsterdams Marionetten Theater
2017-2018 MA Drawing – University of the Arts London
2011-2016 BA Fine Arts – Academie Minerva, Groningen
2010-2011 Orientation Year – Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

/ Residencies

July - Aug 2019 Viarco Pencil Factory – Viarco, São João Da Madeira, Portugal
Dec 2015 Hans Brinker Budget Trophy – Hans Brinker Hotel, Amsterdam
May 2015 European Exchange Academy – Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale, Dale i Sunnfjord, Noorwegen

/ Interviews and publications

2019 Patty Morgan : Killer Combo
2019 Interview Omroep EVA
2019 AD Amersfoortse Courant
2018 Interview Wimbledon College of Arts Blog
2018 MA Drawing Catalogue
2018 Against Static
2016 A Few More