Curriculum Vitae CV b. 1969, Campbell River, BC, Canada Lives and works in Victoria, Vancouver and on Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada. SOLO EXHIBITIONS | SELECTED 2018 Life: As We've Known It, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Vancouver, Canada 2016 Anthropocene: Messengers from the Human Age, Winchester Gallery, Victoria, Canada David Ellingsen: Photographer and Environmental Artist, Winchester Gallery, Victoria, Canada 2015 The Last Stand, Initial Gallery, Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver, Canada 2013 SeaLife, British Columbia Law Courts, Vancouver, Canada 2012 SeaLife, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Vancouver, Canada Hibernus, Akasha Art Projects, Toronto, Canada 2009 Hibernus, Galerie BMG, Woodstock, USA Hibernus, Camerawork Gallery, Portland, USA TWO + THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS 2017 The Sublunary World, Tim Shaw, Meryl McMaster and David Ellingsen, The Baldwin Gallery, London, UK 2013 Enviromythology, David Ellingsen, Jason Lachance and Jenny McDonell, Initial Gallery, Vancouver, Canada GROUP EXHIBITIONS | SELECTED 2017 Guardians II, Bees and Trees, Museum of Nature + Noorderlicht Photography Foundation, Leeuwarden, Netherlands Mobilità, The Print Atelier and Galerie Joyce Yahouda at Maxville Studio, Montreal, Canada 2016-2017 From Walden, The Datz Museum of Art, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea 2016 Intervals: Photography in Flux, South Main Gallery, Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver, Canada 2015 Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2015, Royal Geographical Society, London, UK Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2015, Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Cumbria, UK 2013 Photography and Environmental Concern, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, USA New Year, New Works, Massey Gallery at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, Canada 2012 Victoria: Art Collections from the Region, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, Canada International Photography Awards Best of Show, Smashbox Studios, Los Angeles, USA Sea Inside: Design, Culture and Marine Ecology, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada 2011 Imprint, Luz Gallery, Victoria, Canada Vancouver/Vancouver, Works from the Rick Erickson Collection, Gallery 1965, Vancouver, Canada Kodachrome in Bloom, Luz Gallery, Victoria, Canada Elements of Water, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, USA 2009 Future Imperfect, Lishui International Photography Festival, Lishui, China 2008 Boundaries (with artist Michael V. Smith), Kelowna Art Gallery , Kelowna, Canada Coastlines, Trunk Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 2007 Art+ 5, Onepointsix Gallery, Vancouver, Canada Tickle Trunk (with Michael V. Smith), Jeffery Boone Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 2005 25x1, Lumen Gallery, Vancouver, Canada Art+ 4, Onepointsix Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 2004 Vancouver, Exposure Gallery, Vancouver, Canada Accrochage II, Aion Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 2003 Art+2, Onepointsix Gallery, Vancouver, Canada A Matter of Time, Exposure Gallery, Vancouver, Canada PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS, PROJECTIONS + VIRTUAL EXHIBITIONS 2017 The Last Stand (Virtual) Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, USA 2016 The Last Stand (Projection) 3rd Annual Documentary Photography Days presented by the Turkish Photography Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey Weather Patterns (Installation) City Hall Skytrain Station, Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver, Canada 2012 SeaLife at Pro'jekt LA II (Projection) Month of Photography Los Angeles + Chop House Post + Kent Collective, Los Angeles, USA 2009 Arbor, (Virtual) Michael Mazzeo Gallery, New York, USA ART FAIRS 2016 photo l.a., Los Angeles, USA 2015 Art Toronto, Toronto, Canada Love Art, Toronto, Canada AWARDS | SELECTED 2017 Shortlist - Hariban Award; Kyoto, Japan Honourable Mention - International Photography Awards; One Shot Climate Change, Los Angeles, USA. 2016 Honourable Mention - International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, USA. Shortlisted - Athens Photo Festival, Main Exhibition Program, Athens, Greece 2015 Finalist - LensCulture Earth Awards, Paris, France 2013 Winner - Applied Arts Photography + Illustration Awards, Toronto, Canada Shortlisted, Kontinent Awards, Uzmir, Turkey 2012 First Place - International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, USA First Place - Prix de la Photographie Paris, France Winner - Applied Arts Photography + Illustration Awards, Toronto, Canada 2011 Shortlisted - Photolucida Critical Mass Book Award, Portland, USA Winner - PDN Awards, New York, USA Finalist - Top 200, Photolucida Critical Mass, Portland, USA 2010 Winner - Creative Quarterly Magazine Awards, New York, USA Winner - The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, USA Finalist - International Arte Laguna, Venice, Italy 2009 Winner - Applied Arts Photography + Illustration Awards, Toronto, Canada Merit Award - Black + White Magazine, San Francisco, USA Honourable Mention - Prix de la Photographie Paris, France 2008 Honourable Mention - International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, USA PRESS | SELECTED 2017 Frances Litman, ‘Solutions Episode 2: Artists As Change Makers’, interview, Shaw TV and Creatively United Canada, November Sam Edmonds, ‘Conserving Canada’, interview, Photolife Canada, Aug/Sept issue Yihyun Park, ‘See the Sea’, interview, Monthly Photography South Korea, June issue Kat Kiernan,‘Photo of the Day - Lance-tooth Crosscut Saw’, Don't Take Pictures USA, May 22 2016 Amanda Marchand, ‘The Last Stand’, Magazine Gitz (Published by the Datz Museum of Art), South Korea, Volume 8 Angela Cowan, ‘Photographer David Ellingsen: Facing Anthropocene’, Boulevard Magazine Canada, Dec 2016-Jan 2017 issue Walker Dawson, 'The Last Stand - Video interview with David Ellingsen', Lensculture France, October 25 Janna Dotschkal, ‘The Last Stand, Seeing the Trees Through the Forest: Vestiges of Ancient Woods’, National Geographic Proof, USA, January 27 2015 Anne Grahm, ‘The Last Stand', Art Reveal Magazine, Issue #7, Finland 2013 Ashley Kauschinger ‘David Ellingsen Interview’, Light Leaked, March 11, USA 2012 Aline Smithson, ‘David Ellingsen’, Lenscratch, January 7, USA Andrew Nguyen, ‘Obsolete Delete’, CanCulture, September, Canada BOOKS + EXHIBITION CATALOGUES 2016 Wildside, The Enchanted Life of Hunters and Gatherers Edited by Robert Klanten and Sven Ehmann with texts by Lauren Napier, Elias Carlson and Daniel Crockett. Published by Gestalten. ISBN 978-3-89955-672-8, Berlin, Germany Intervals; Photography in Flux (Exhibition catalogue) By Edward Peck and Phyllis Schwartz. ISBN 9780993662331, Vancouver, Canada 2015 lensculture Earth15 Awards (Awards catalogue) Designed by Laura Sackett. Published by Edition One Books. Amsterdam, Netherlands 2012 Victoria Collects: A View into Private Art Collections from the Region (Exhibition catalogue) by Mary Jo Hughes (Curator) Published by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. ISBN 9780888853677, Victoria, Canada 2008 Body of Text by Michael V. Smith and David Ellingsen. Published by Book Thug. ISBN 9781897388280, Toronto, Canada COLLECTIONS Chinese Museum of Photography, Lishui. China Datz Museum of Art, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Vancouver, Canada Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, USA Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto, Canada Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Boston, USA The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, USA LECTURES + PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2007- 2016 Lecturer, Vancouver Institute of Media Arts, Vancouver, BC 2013 Guest Speaker, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, BC Guest Speaker, Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators, Vancouver, BC 2000-2013 Freelance Assignment Photographer, Advertising and Editorial, Vancouver, BC 2012 Guest Speaker, Langara College, Vancouver, BC 2007-2012 Lecturer, Vancouver Photo Workshops, Vancouver, BC 2011 Guest Speaker, Langara College, Vancouver, BC 2008-2010 Guest Speaker, Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators, Vancouver, BC 2000-2003 Assistant/Apprentice, Freelance Assignment Photographers, Vancouver, BC 2000-2003 Teaching Assistant, Commercial Photography Program, Focal Point Centre, Vancouver, BC 2000 Diploma (honours), Commercial Photography Program, Focal Point Centre, Vancouver, BC 1998 Certificate Darkroom Studies, Camosun College, Vancouver, BC ART DONATIONS 2017 Out In Schools. Fall Gala Event, Vancouver, Canada Plymouth College of Art. Charity Auction to benefit graduate exhibition, Plymouth, UK 2015 Out In Schools. Fall Gala Event, Vancouver, Canada ArtBeat Vancouver. Charity Auction, Vancouver, Canada 2014 Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Charity Auction, Toronto, Canada Vancouver Art Gallery Art Auction. Vancouver, Canada SA Foundation. Charity Auction, Calgary, Canada 2012 Canadian Cancer Society. Charity Auction, Vancouver, Canada 2005-2010 Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators. Vancouver, Canada (volunteer Board Member) 2009 Yaletown House, Assignment Donation, Vancouver, Canada 2008 Winter Family Ball. Annual Fundraiser, Vancouver, Canada 2007 Journalists for Human Rights. Assignment Donation, Toronto, ON 2001-2007 Art+. Annual Fundraiser, Vancouver, Canada COMMISSION CLIENTS | SELECTED New York Times Magazine, Business Development Bank of Canada, Canadian Medical Association, CBC Canada, DDB, Eckhart Tolle Teachings Inc., Future Shop, Geist Magazine, Globe & Mail ROB Magazine, Grey Worldwide, Marie Claire Magazine, McCarthy Tétrault, Men's Health Magazine, MTV/Nickelodeon, Nettwerk Records, Oprah Winfrey Network, People Magazine, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rogers Communications, Telus, Time Inc.