Ellen Marie Moysons
° 1994, Jette (BE)
currently in apprenticeship with sculptor Robert Bodem until March 2023 in Athens, Greece.
Sept 2022 – Art auction for the benefit of Vzw Stappen at Veilinghuis Maison Jules, Ghent, BE.
Sept 2022 – represented by Gallery Lola, Geel, BE.
9 Oct-18 Dec 2022 – Group exhibition “Ovidius achterna” with Piet Peere, Jan Cox, Jean Bilquin, Joseph Beuys a.o. at Kunstforum De Koolputten, Waasmunster, BE.
2022 – Solo exhibition “Lux Æterna”, 1 Apr-2 Sept, GD&A Advocaten, Huis Thuysbaert, Lokeren, BE.
2022 – represented by Early Birds Art Gallery, Zeedijk – Knokke Le Zoute
2021 – represented by Verduyn Gallery, Moregem, BE.
2021 – Group exhibition “Kunst in de Monnikenhoeve” with Ulrike Bolenz, Rik Poot, Dany Tulkens, Maarten Ceulemans, Katrin Deconinck, and others. Monnikenhoeve, Houtem, BE.
2021 – Solo exhibition “Upperdare Littéraire”, Kaleidoscoop, Mortsel, BE.
2020 – Group exhibition “THE UNSEEN” with Rose Freymuth-Frazier, Shelah Horvitz, Ximena Rendon, Carolynda Macdonald, and others. Stone Sparrow Gallery NYC, New York City, USA.
2019 – Solo exhibition “Ensimismamiento”, Hof Ter Loonst, Kampenhout, BE.
2019 – Solo exhibition “Metamorphosis”, De Camme, Perk, BE.
2018 – Group exhibition “BAA a El Claustre”, El Claustre gallery, Figueres, ES.
2017 – Exhibition at UZ Leuven Gasthuisberg, Leuven, BE.
2016 – Group exhibition “Poblenou”, with Jordi Diaz Alamà, Gerard Castellvì, and others. Barcelona Academy of Art, Barcelona, ES.
2015 – Solo exhibition “La fille d’Oscar”, Herk-de-Stad, BE.
2015 – Group exhibition “El Paper de l’Art”, Museum Europeu d’Art Modern, Barcelona, ES.
2014 – Professional Fair All4Home at Flanders Expo, Ghent, BE
2013 – Group exhibition “Crooswijk” for Rotterdam Art Week, Rotterdam, NL.
Teacher at the Barcelona Academy of Art
Oct 2016 – March 2019, Barcelona, ES
Artistic Director at Wine & Paint events
Nov 2016 – Dec 2016, Barcelona, ES
Internship with Yvonne Beelen, Personal Assistant
Sept 2014 – Dec 2014, Rotterdam, NL
Intensive Sculpture Course with Robert Bodem, 2022-2023
Athens Sculpture Atelier, Athens, Greece
B.A. Intensive Drawing and Painting, 2015-2017
Barcelona Academy of Art, Barcelona, Spain
B.A. Fine Arts (Foundation year), 2013-2014,
Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
B.A. International Business Administration (first year), 2012-2013, Rotterdam School of Management, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
International Baccalaureate, 2009-2012,
International School of Brussels, Belgium
Ellen Marie Moysons was born in 1994 and grew up in Kampenhout, Belgium.
Initially aspiring to become a writer, at the age of 14 she came in touch with Belgian artist Kaat Tilley, who inspired her to take up drawing and painting.
From 2013-2014 Ellen Marie studied Fine Arts at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, and continued her education at the prestigious Barcelona Academy of Art where drawing, painting and sculpture are taught according to traditional Renaissance principles. She graduated from the drawing and painting program in 2017 and was thereupon recruited as a teacher at the academy. In 2019 Ellen Marie had her first solo exhibition in her home country and has been exhibiting her work internationally ever since. The artist is currently living and working in Antwerp.
The work of Ellen Marie can be described as dynamic, expressive, full of life. Greatly inspired by dance and movement, she creates intricate constellations of human figures that seem to be floating through abstract, otherworldly spaces. Sometimes intimately entangled, at other times caught up in agonising battles or explosive dance scenes. In these larger works the artist investigates the different dynamics that exist amongst people. Without a preconceived plan, she allows the compositions to be revealed with each body part, until a harmonious whole is formed.
Parallel to this body of work a second series of paintings has been developing in which her figures appear solitary and contemplative, caught up in mystical worlds and ethereal atmospheres. Oscillating between the divine and the ordinary, her work explores the triumph and tragedy of human existence.