Ellen Burroughs (b.1984) I graduated from Leeds College of Art in 2009. I have been a studio holder most recently at Serf (Leeds)

I am an experienced instructor, technician and lecturer in Printmaking having worked at Leeds Arts University supporting the Foundation course and other FE courses, and Leeds Beckett University supporting BA, MA and PhD students

I have also delivered freelance workshops and participatory projects with museums, galleries and project spaces

I am currently a student of MA Print at the RCA, I will graduate in 2021

Working predominantly in drawing, print, sound and sculpture, my work examines human behaviour and the subconscious, often juxtaposing the psychological progress or behavioural pattern of the individual with the development of society, or humanity, as a whole. Though informed by anthropological and scientific research, I am playful with the theories and language I borrow, often creating works that amalgamate ideas or imagery from different centuries and areas of study
Print, Perform, Present, The Tetley, Leeds, 2020

WIP Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2020
Future Conditional (book), Holodeck, Birmingham, 2019
Anonyme Zeichner Archiv, Kunsthaus Kannen, Münster, Germany, 2019
Returning to Argos, (solo show) Serf, Leeds, 2018
The Follies of Youth, Calder Gallery, The Hepworth, Wakefield, 2015
Revisited, Dortmunder Gruppe, Dortmund, 2015
105 Print, East Street Arts, Union 105, Leeds, 2014
V22 Open Studios, Biscuit Factory, London, 2012
DRDC, Nunhead, Peckham, London 2012
Keep Calm and Carry On, Winter Story, La Forge, Belleville, Paris, 2010
Residue, TPTP Gallery, Rue Muller, Paris, 2009
Knot Exactly, Hepsibah Gallery, London, 2009
Three Degrees, Group Show Arts at Trinity, Leeds, 2009
Hallelujah, Group Show 212 West Princes St., Glasgow, 2009
Northern Art Show, Student Fringe Exhibition, International Centre, Harrogate, 2008
Pigeon, Hyde Park Terrace, Leeds, 2008
Kicking and Screaming, Old Nursery, Leeds, 2006

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Bookbinding, Book Works, London

BA Fine Art, Leeds College of Art

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London


Senior LSO in Printmaking at Leeds Beckett University

Instructor Technician & Associate Lecturer in Printmaking & Bookbinding, Leeds Arts University,

Gallery/Production Assistant, The Tetley, Leeds

Projects Coordinator, Gasworks, London

Research Assistant, Lens Culture, Paris

Letterpress Intern, Atelier Cerisie, Paris