Born and raised in Tel Aviv, Tami Galili Ellis is a Canadian artist living and working in Ottawa, Ontario. In 1992, after graduating from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, she joined the teaching staff of the Ottawa School of Art where she currently instructs painting classes for the diploma program, as well as a variety of courses for children and teens.
As an active member of the art community, Tami maintains a local studio dubbed The Stables, and is also a member of Blink collective. Known to be a passionate painter, she works with a variety of mediums including oils. She exhibits her work regularly and is the recipient of awards and grants, with the most recent from the Ontario Art Council for the emerging artist, 2010.
Her Paintings have been featured in many solo and group exhibitions and have been purchased by many for private collections throughout North America and abroad, notably the late former Director of the National Art Gallery of Canada, Dr. Shirley Thomson