Ellie Garvey
Ellie Garvey

Ellie Garvey

@ellie_garvey_studios

  • Collage
  • Crafts
  • Illustration
  • Jewelry
  • Literary Artist
  • Mixed Media
  • Painting
  • Visual Artist
  • Writer

Ellie Garvey is an Indianapolis-based jewelry designer and children’s book writer/illustrator. She is a 2022-2023 Creative Renewal Arts Fellow (Lilly Endowment Inc.) and an Indiana University, Bloomington, graduate (2006). Ellie worked in fashion jewelry design in San Francisco, CA, designing collections for corporate markets such as Nordstrom and Macy’s (2006-2008). Since settling in Indianapolis in 2010, Ellie has been designing and fabricating her own jewelry collections for online marketplaces, group exhibitions, art fairs/festivals, and private commissions. In 2016, the first of Ellie’s three daughters was born, which began her fascination with the themes of childhood. She began to write and illustrate content for children’s literature to align her creative endeavors with the developmental stages of her children. The artwork from Ellie’s first book project, Alone Together, was selected for 4 publications and 12 international juried exhibitions in 2022/2023. Stay tuned for her emergent work, “Rainbow Detectives,” a retrospective on three weeks of camping and rainbow chasing across the island of Kauai!

Information

Education

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, Bachelor of Arts (2006)

IL MULINO Instituto Linguistico e Culturale, Legnaro (Padova), Italy, ESL Certification (2011)

Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy, Sámara, Nicoya, Costa Rica, LMT Certification (2013)

 

Publications

Abrazo Exhibition Book, Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland, OR (2023)

  • Featuring “Baby Raccoon” from children’s book, Alone Together

Art in the Time of Corona (Vol. 3), full color 8.5 x 11” hardback art book (2023)

(In permanent catalog in the LACMA Balch Art Research Library, Los Angeles, CA)

  • Featuring “Cheap Thrills” and “We Dropped Off Gifts but Didn’t Stay” from children’s book, Alone Together

July 2022, Artistonish Contemporary Art Magazine (2022)   

  • Featuring “Butterfly Kitten” from children’s book, Alone Together

Kingdom Animalia, Exhibizone Catalogue (2022)   

  • Featuring “Baby Fox” from children’s book, Alone Together
Fellowships

Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship, Arts Council of Indianapolis, Lily Endowment Foundation, $10,000 (2022-2023)

 

Awards

Honorable Mention, Celebration, Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild Inc. Gallery, Long Island, NY (2023)

  • “Silly Over You” from children’s book, Alone Together 

Silver Category, Flowers 4 Peace & Prosperity, Red Bluff Art Gallery, Red Bluff, CA (2022)

  • International juried exhibition featuring “Bridal Orchids” from Embroidered Metal Collection

 

Exhibitions (2022-2024)

2023 – Celebration, Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild Inc. Gallery, Long Island, NY

  • Juried exhibition featuring “Cheap Thrills” and “Silly Over You” from children’s book, Alone Together

2023 – National Collage Society 39th Annual Juried Exhibit, Liberty Hall Academic Center Gallery (Kean University), Union, NJ

  • International juried exhibition featuring “Baby Raccoon” from children’s book, Alone Together

2023 – Abrazo, Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland, OR

  • International juried exhibition featuring “Shelter in Place” from children’s book, Alone Together

2023 – The Highs of Life, The Art Effect’s Trolley Barn Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY

  • (Opening included in Upstate Art Weekend)
  • International juried exhibition featuring “Silly Over You” from children’s book, Alone Together

2023 – Furry Friends, Red Bluff Art Gallery, Red Bluff, CA

  • International juried exhibition featuring “Gosling” and “Lavender Catnap” from children’s book, Alone Together

2023 – Merged III, d’Art Center Gallery, Norfolk, VA

  • National exhibition featuring “Alone Together” and “Shelter in Place” from children’s book, Alone Together

2022 – Rebel Rebel, HMVC Gallery, New York, NY

  • International exhibition featuring “Alone Together” from children’s book, Alone Together

2022 – Nocturnal, Main Street Gallery (3Cs Art Collective & Salann Magazine), Lyons, CO

  • National exhibition featuring “Cheap Thrills” and “Desperate Smiles” from children’s book, Alone Together

2022 – We Are SNAG: Anthology 2022, Society of North American Goldsmiths, virtual catalog

  • Exhibition featuring “Dimension Walkers” from Embroidered Metal Collection

2022-2023 – Art in the Time of Corona (Vol. 3), Dab Art Co. Online Galleries & ARTSY

  • International juried exhibition featuring “Cheap Thrills” and “We Dropped Off Gifts but Didn’t Stay” from children’s book, Alone Together

2022 – Kingdom Animalia, Exhibizone, Biafarin Platform

  • International juried exhibition featuring “Baby Fox” from children’s book, Alone Together

2022 – Women In Art, Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

  • International exhibition featuring “Baby Fox” from children’s book, Alone Together

2022 – Flowers 4 Peace & Prosperity, Red Bluff Art Gallery, Red Bluff, CA

  • International juried exhibition featuring “Bridal Orchids” from Embroidered Metal Collection

2022 – Food For Thought, San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

  • International juried exhibition featuring “Baby Raccoon” and “Butterfly Kitty” from children’s book, Alone Together
Professional Memberships

SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths)

SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators)

NCS (National Collage Society)

Ellie Garvey

Artist Statement

My work aspires to remind the observer of some long-forgotten magic that is still accessible to us all. It is my belief that vibrant folk art can draw upon timeless themes that rouse the spirit, reorient us with the ethos of childhood, and unburden the soul.