Anthony Ellis studied at Manchester Metropolitan University before completing his Masters at the Royal College of Art. Between 2004 and 2007, he assisted researcher and artist Paul Elliman, working for international galleries and cultural organisations, such as publisher Granta and the Serpentine Gallery. Following a period of independent work as both an artist and commercial practitioner, Anthony developed various publishing projects, working primarily in East London. Following a year working as an associate lecturer in the School of Art at Liverpool John Moores University, he received his first tenured academic post in 2013 at the institution. Whilst at Liverpool John Moores he has continued to practice as an artist, writer, designer and filmmaker.
Anthony is a regular contributor to various publications in the art and design field, including Corridor 8, an arts writing magazine supporting contemporary art practices in the north of England. He also contributes to The Double Negative, a publication based in Liverpool that, again, is centred around writing for and about the arts. Anthony has also worked closely with Liverpool Biennial, helping to develop relationships between the Biennial and the University, whilst also advising members of the Biennial committee, such as Roland Hill (Biennial Trustee). Anthony is a member of GDEN and regularly attends relevant conferences and events.
Lecturer, School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University, 2013 - present
Ellis AWJ. 2017. North Exhibition Review, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool (Review for 'Corridor 8', Contemporary Art & Writing Journal)
Ellis AWJ. 2016. ABC Cinema Exhibition Review, Liverpool Biennial (Review for 'Corridor 8', Contemporary Art & Writing Journal)
Ellis AWJ. 2016. Double Act Exhibition Review, Bluecoat Liverpool (Review for 'Corridor 8', Contemporary Art & Writing Journal)
Ellis AWJ. 2015. Liverpool–Barcelona: In Flight Entertainment (Art-writing piece for 'The Double Negative', Arts Criticism and Commentary)
Ellis AWJ. 2015. Follow (Exhibition Review for 'Corridor 8', Contemporary Art & Writing Journal) >Link
Ellis AWJ. 2014. Cathedral Soundwalk (Art-writing piece for 'The Double Negative', Arts Criticism and Commentary) >Link
Ellis AWJ. 2017. Grapes Cap Horse Queen :1-30 Alright Books. Manchester 978-1-38-980304-8 >Link
2016. Deansgate–Cornbrook (Artist film. Available to view at www.anthonyellis.info)
2014. Soundspace: Notting Hill Carnival (Peer-reviewed Artist Film). Available to view at http://interstitialjournal.com/intermix/
Ellis AWJ. 2014. 'Blue–Red' (Artwork exhibited in two group exhibitions, 'I Don't Love Soccer Because Soccer Has Never Loved Me'; 'Aaaah', London)