Ella Morton is a Canadian visual artist living in Tkarón:to/Toronto, on the land of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenoshaunee and the Wendat peoples. Her expedition-based practice has brought her to residencies and projects across Canada, as well as in Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Working primarily with photography, she uses experimental analogue processes to capture the sublime and fragile qualities of remote landscapes.
Originally from Vancouver, she earned a BFA from Parsons School of Design (New York) and an MFA from York University (Toronto). She has exhibited her work internationally, including shows at Walnut Contemporary (Toronto), Foley Gallery (New York), Contemporary Calgary (Calgary), Galérie AVE (Montréal), Idea Exchange (Cambridge), Viewpoint Gallery (Halifax), Photographic Center Northwest (Seattle), the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art (Kelowna) and Hanstholm Art Space (Denmark). She has also completed public art projects with Nocturne (Halifax), The Crying Room Projects (Vancouver), Roadside Attractions (Toronto) and Land-Shape (Denmark). Her work has been featured in Contact Photography Festival (Toronto), Exposure Photography Festival (Calgary), the Antimatter Media Art Festival (Victoria) and the Arctic Film Festival (Norway), among others.
In 2021, Ella’s project The Dissolving Landscape won the Environmental Award with CENTER (Santa Fe). Her work has been published in the NPR Picture Show, Analog Forever Magazine, Lenscratch, Lomography Magazine, Better Photography Magazine, the Toronto Star and the British Journal of Photography. Her practice has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the National Film Board of Canada.