Join Maggie Ellis (B.F.A., painting, 2014) in the alumni gallery for a closer look at her exhibition The Ride. In conversation with SCAD Museum of Art assistant curator Brittany Richmond, Ellis will discuss her dynamic approach to conveying anxiety and exhilaration through painting, the viral videos and New York street scenes that inspire her subject matter, and the ways in which historical painters influence her compositional choices.
About the artist
New York-based painter Maggie Ellis (b. 1991, Atlanta) received her B.F.A. from SCAD in 2014. In 2017, she received her M.F.A. from Hunter College and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Ellis is represented by Charles Moffett Gallery. Recent exhibitions include High Speed at Micki Meng, San Francisco; Through a Glass, Darkly at Carl Kostyál, Milan; and Strange Strangers at Charles Moffett, New York. Ellis has presented solo exhibitions at Micki Meng/Friends Indeed, San Francisco, among others, as well as group exhibitions at venues including the Skowhegan Alliance, New York; Embajada, San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Field Projects, New York.
This event is free for SCAD Card holders and museum members and open to the public with the cost of museum admission.