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Art & Art History
University of Mississippi

Ellis Barber

Ellis Barber is a Sculptor from Waco, Texas. Graduating with a BFA with a concentration in sculpture from Baylor University in 2023, he always preferred creating sculpture and three-dimensional work. Ellis is most invested in depicting the figure in his sculptures, cementing them in space as physical beings. Using traditional materials and techniques, he is able to control the surfaces and forms meticulously. Ellis intends to convey the clearest representation of his interpretation of humans; monolithic, impenetrable, and cryptic. By creating these distinctly figurative pieces, he aims to instill in each of them a life, personality, and personal connection that is directly intertwined with the process and exertion to create them. He is currently pursuing an MFA in the sculpture program at the University of Mississippi.