Maggie Ellis

Maggie Ellis’ paintings are anthropological observations of her life in New York City that oscillate between the pleasing and mundane, the voyeuristic and disconcerting. The artist adapts her style and technique to suit each composition, sometimes combining photorealistic precision with frenetic and gestural mark-making in a single work. Ellis always paints through a comedic lens to depict unrealistic and exaggerated figures—subjects that are frequently preposterous, bizarre, grotesque and camp.