Ella Floyd is an interdisciplinary artist and film, art, and business fellow based in Richmond, Virginia. Reigning from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Southwest Virginia, Floyd left her rural practice to study Photography + Film at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts. Currently entering her senior year, Floyd is developing an ongoing project, “Where Light Divides the Holler,” discussing themes of family archive and Appalachian folklore shown in her latest project, “Killmore.” Outside of her personal practice, Floyd is currently working as the Assistant to the Producer at the Richmond International Film Festival alongside her fellowship position, continuing to serve the greater Commonwealth area. When Floyd is not developing projects, she enjoys spending time in nature, specifically rivers and waterfalls! Floyd is passionate about continuing to share Appalachian culture and folklore, commonly stating, “If I don’t tell this story, no one will.”

Recent work by Ella Floyd