Having moved from Georgia to New York to study at Hunter College, Maggie Ellis' practice has been deeply rooted in subject matter from her hometown in Loganville. Following her MFA thesis presentation at Hunter, Ellis had her first solor exhibition with Charles Moffett in 2018. Since then she has put roots down in her adopted hometown, living in Manhattan and working in her Bronx studio. Over the course of the last few months, working from home and focusing on the ever-changing landscape of a city ravaged by the pandemic, Ellis turned her attention to the shell-shocked inhabitants and essential workers of New York City. Her recent watercolors are an emotional look at the lives of everyday New Yorkers. From the delivery men who bring Arizona Iced Tea to bodegas to the patterend masks of her neighbors on the Upper West Side, Maggie Ellis invites viewers to see a side of New York that not many people ever expected they would experience.