Scott Daniel Ellison

Scott Daniel Ellison’s work is influenced by his eclectic interest in folktales, mythical creatures, horror movies, early goth/punk imagery and music, native American and Scandinavian folk art, as well as photographers such as Diane Arbus and Ralph Eugene Meatyard. He is also interested in wildlife and the mysteries of the natural world as a result of growing up in the Hudson Valley and spending time outdoors as a child. Ellison’s work inhabits a place that is alien yet familiar at the same time, like an alternative reality populated with monsters, animals, and other creatures that exist just outside our perception.

Ellison has exhibited throughout the United States and in Stockholm, Sweden. He shows regularly with ClampArt in New York and had a solo exhibition at Matteawan Gallery in 2014. In 2012, Ellison was awarded a Fellowship in Painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts. His first monograph, "Iowa,Ohio" was published by Schilt Books in 2014, and a second book, "Witch Hazel" was published in 2016 by ClampArt.

Courtesy of Matteawan Gallery