Ella Ranfft, born in 1996 in Leeds, England, immigrated to New Zealand when she was a young child. Before studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design (2015 – 2018), she attended a large number of painting and life drawing classes to initiate the development of her painting practice, as an artist who investigates the figure.
Today, she is a multi-media artist concerned with the self-portrait as a tool to study the human form.
Alongside her painting practice she is also investigating textile arts, through the use of crochet, embroidery, and needlework.
Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
2015 - 2018
Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design Graduate Exhibition
Comet Project Space My Untitled Body, Group Show
I'M HERE / WHERE ARE YOU? Pearce Gallery
Parnell Business Association: Year of the Rooster (exhibition and auction)
ON / OFF ver 1.0, Pearce Gallery
THRIVE Charity Auction for Hagar
Gordon Harris Year Two Painting Award
Artists Alliance Volunteer Program - Veronica Herber
Seed Gallery 11th Annual Christmas Exhibition
Pop-up Globe Theatre
K.S Thompson Picture Framers. 25th March - 3rd June
Prestige Picture Framing Victoria B.C Canada. 10th - 21st December