Ellie Barrett is a visual artist and practice-based researcher living and working in Lancaster. Her work examines the ways in which material manifests meaning in contemporary sculpture, observing its physical capabilities and its sociopolitical connotations. Currently, she is completing a PhD at Lancaster University which explores strategies towards ‘material literacy’ in contemporary art, generating an artist-led vocabulary for art theory. This project presents material as a means of democratically engaging with social and political narratives.
Recent exhibitions include Explain Things to Me (Subsidiary Projects, London), More T’North (Harris Museum and Gallery, Preston), I Know That You Know (Wells Projects, London), General Store (Hewing Wittare, London) and Eminent Domain (ex-Robert Miller Gallery, New York).
Ellie Barrett 2020