Ellie Smith is researcher at the Philip Mould Gallery in London where she maintains a particular interest in nineteenth and twentieth-century women artists.
Ellie recently published the first biography of the artist Sarah Biffin and co-curated the exhibition “Without Hands” The Art of Sarah Biffin. She edited the publication “Without Hands” The Art of Sarah Biffin with her colleague (and BAN member) Emma Rutherford, working closely with the contemporary artist Alison Lapper.
In collaboration with The Charleston Trust, Ellie worked on the exhibition Charleston: The Bloomsbury Muse, held at the Philip Mould Gallery in 2021. She edited the exhibition catalogue Charleston: The Bloomsbury Muse with her colleague Lawrence Hendra. As researcher at the Philip Mould Gallery, Ellie has worked on numerous exhibitions including A Brush with Fashion: 500 Years of Male Portraiture (2022); Divine People: The Art of Ambrose McEvoy (2019-2020); and Pioneers: 500 Years of Women in British Art (2020).
Ellie is a member of the BAN research group Disability in British Art.
Smith, E. & Rutherford, E. “Without Hands” The Art of Sarah Biffin. London: Paul Holberton, 2022.
Hendra, L. & Smith, E. Charleston: The Bloomsbury Muse. . London: Paul Holberton, 2021.