Ellie Niblock is a Northern Irish artist living and working in London and is an MA Fine Art graduate from Central Saint Martins. She completed a BA Hons in Textile Art, Design and Fashion in 2015. Ellie has participated in exhibitions nationally and internationally, including working with venues such as Tate Modern, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and The Mark Rothko Centre. Ellie’s sculptural work is part of The Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s permanent collection. In 2021, she was a participant on Sky Arts television programme ‘Landmark’ producing a large-scale public art installation. Ellie completed a residency in 2021 at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and will be returning
Ellie is a multidisciplinary artist. Her work combines sculpture and digital technologies, investigating the relationship between the physical and the digital worlds and how they co-exist. Curious about touch, she uses an eclectic mix of materials such as silicone and foam to create vibrant, organic forms. Her work seeks to visualise the invisible, making an intangible emotion or memory become tangible. Through this, Ellie explores the possibilities of how materiality and technologies can alter our perception of experiences. This idea stems from an interest in world building, challenging the capacity for one to understand the nature of materiality when there is a blending of the tangible and the digital. This guides her sculptural forms and digital work, looking closely at the overlap between the two mediums. She uses 3D scanning, augmented and virtual reality as tools to explore the mutation of her tactile, sculptural objects and how they might appear differently in alternative worlds.