Featured Expat Artist: Joey Foster Ellis

Joey Ellis was born in 1984 and is a native of Auburn, New York. He received a BFA from Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in 2009, becoming its first American graduate. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout Asia and North America and is in numerous private collections. He has received several site-specific commissions, including Greenpeace, Bank of America, Chevron and Manulife, and his work has been featured in such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, and Newsweek. Joey was the recipient of the 2010 TEDGlobal Fellowship and was selected by The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum as one of 40 Under 40, a major exhibition highlighting the work of forty artists born since 1972.