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ABOUT ELLiE
Ellie Reis is a Mixed Media Maximalist Illustrator based in Los Angeles exploring the intersections of individual insignificance in the presence of cultural significance through unconventional spaces. Their practice is largely digital, often including physical textures
and handmade relief carvings. Ellie has been illustrating as long as they could hold a brush,
working professionally for the last 7 years.  

It's axiomatic.

As someone physically small, I would often hold myself in contempt for it.

I've since learned that this feeling came from not just my stature, but from environmental factors - our culture tells us that we are small, only to sell us
back a variety of solutions. 

I believe that by framing our own insignificance as a problem, we isolate ourselves from the legacy around us. Hyper-individualism is an
ironic plague in the melting-pot of 21st century American media culture.
By tapping back into the abundance of symbolism and history around us,
we regain the power to simultaneously ground ourselves and reflect on the status quo. 

Through the visual contrast of mixed media techniques and sensory overload of a Maximalist approach, unconventional but storied spaces invite us to explore our own cultural connections. By creating, conversing, and comparing the stories we extract from these illustrations, we have the opportunity to
re-contextualize our own perceptions. My work is an exercise in feeling insignificant while embracing the comfort provided from the cultures around us. 

Yes, we are small. Recognize it. 

University of California, Los Angeles 
Los Angeles, CA - Summer 2017


University of Oregon
Eugene, OR - 2018/Present

BA Art & Technology

BA Cinema Studies

Columbia University
New York, NY - Summer 2021

Summer Silkscreen Course,

Visiting Artist Program

Live Painting at Sofar Sounds Concert

Secret Walls, Los Angeles 

April 19th, 2024

4th OpenMarket First Friday Pop-up

OpenMarket, Los Angeles 

April 5th, 2024

Live Painting at Sofar Sounds Concert

Secret Walls, Los Angeles 

March 23rd, 2024

The Art Loft - DTLA Art Night

DTLA, Los Angeles 

March 7th, 2024

Full exhibition & tabled events cont. below

MEDiUMS

  • Adobe After Effects

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Paint & Illustration

  • Photography

  • Processing

  • Relief Printing

  • Screenprinting

  • Unity

  • Vinyl Cutting

LOCATiON

From Los Angeles, California

Based in Hollywood, California

QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, & CONCERNS

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUBMiSSiON

3rd OpenMarket First Friday Pop-up

OpenMarket, Los Angeles 

Janurary 5th 2024

PiECES ART SHOW

Gallery Art Fetish, Los Angeles 

December 2nd 2023

Pancakes & Booze

Catch One, Los Angeles 

November 5th 2023

2nd OpenMarket First Friday Pop-up

OpenMarket, Los Angeles 

December 1st 2023

1st OpenMarket First Friday Pop-up

OpenMarket, Los Angeles 

November 3rd 2023

 

ArtShare LA Summer Salon

ArtShare, Los Angeles 

August 12th - September 2nd 2023

Pancakes & Booze

Catch One, Los Angeles 

July 29nd 2023

Sketchtoonz Zine Workshop

The Pop-Hop, Los Angeles

July 23rd 2023

Spoke ANIME IN LA

3110 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles

June 22nd - 25th 2023

Pancakes & Booze

Catch One, Los Angeles 

April 22nd 2023

Pancakes & Booze

Catch One, Los Angeles 

November 5th 2022

Spring Storm 2022

LaVerne Krause Gallery, Eugene  

June 6th - 13th 2022

RGB; Solo Exhibition

Foyer Gallery, Eugene  

May 9th - 12th 2022

Im-Pressed; Recent Works by Students in Printmaking

EMU Adell McMillan Gallery, Eugene  

March 28th - May 20th 2022

UO 5th ©ritical A®t Show

Global Scholars Hall, Eugene  

December 2nd  2021

Remote Control Festival

UO Center for Art Research, Eugene  

December 2nd  2021

Broken Equilibrium

Lawrence Hall, Eugene  

November 23rd - December 10th 2021

Pro Photo Supply Nine Zine Contest Winner

Virtual Contest 

August 2021

https://prophotosupply.com/blogs/gallery/lab-gallery-for-august-2021-nine-zines-winners

Dimensions Between

The Gordon Hotel, Eugene  

June 9th - June 16th 2021

Color Collage Show

Washburn Gallery, Eugene  

February 8th -10th 2021

UO 4th ©ritical A®t Show

Virtual Event  
December 4th 2020

All Sizes Fit Show
EMU Crater Lake Rooms, Eugene February 25th 2020

UO 3rd ©ritical A®t Show

Global Scholars Hall, Eugene  

December 5th 2019

UO 2nd ©ritical A®t Show

Global Scholars Hall, Eugene  

November 30th 2018

United Colors of LA

Vernon, Los Angeles 

November 4th 2017

  • York Blvd Art Mart - Highland Park, CA

  • SketchToonz Pop-up - Burbank, CA

  • Game Realms - Burbank, CA

  • Nyte Mrkt - Long Beach, CA

  • SketchParty Art Mart - Lincoln Heights, CA

  • Amor Eterno, Los Angeles Nights - Boyle Heights, CA

  • Wallflower Market - Rotating Locations, CA

  • Street Fashion Fair - Los Angeles, CA

  • 1042 Flea Market/Patches and Pins - Santa Ana, CA

  • Art Mart - Highland Park, CA

  • Misery Business Market - Los Angeles, CA

  • DTLA Art Night - Los Angeles, CA

  • Hot Girl Market - Los Angeles, CA

  • 1042 Flea Market/Patches and Pins - Pasadena, CA​

  • Frogtown Flea Crawl - Atwater, CA​

  • Trustworthy Brewing Art Night - Burbank CA

  • Afterhours Market - DTLA, CA

  • 1042 Flea Market - UCLA Campus, CA

  • Arts District Cannabis 4/20 Festival - DTLA, CA

  • Manic Pixie Dream Market, CA

  • Pixies Past Dark - DTLA, CA

  • Techno Night Market - Hollywood, CA

  • Queer Mercardo - West Hollywood, CA​

  • Smorgasburg x Art Share LA Art Fair: Pride Festival - Los Angeles, CA​

Collaborative Zine Workshop Host Locations

  • The Pop-Hop

  • Secret Walls

  • Nova Community Arts

  • Kouhigh Toys

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