Emily is a Glasgow based visual artist, working predominantly within digital print. She graduated from Leeds Arts University in 2020, with a first class degree in Fine Art.
Emily’s work is heavily influenced by landscape, nature and colour. Recent pieces focus on the theme of ‘our perceived separation between the natural and the digital’. She investigates this comparison in connection with environmentalism vs technological development.
Her process involves digital and analogue drawing, each media informs the other. She brings together drawing, painting, collage and installation to create a tangible version of digital landscapes. These traditional artistic methods provide the preliminary means of imagining how an audience may encounter her imagery, in the form of an object or a place.
Since the pandemic, Emily has begun researching ways to simulate that encounter online, with methods like animation and virtual reality.
2019 Bulletin Boards, St Pauls Methodist Church, Huddersfield, UK
2017 Goose, Wharf Chambers, Leeds, UK
2018 What Is That?, Leeds Arts University, Leeds, UK
2018 Release, Wharf Chambers, Leeds, UK
2018 Hyper-Reality, The Brunswick, Leeds, UK
2019 YSI Trading Spaces, Central Square, Leeds, UK
2019 Trading Spaces At The Corn Exchange, Leeds Corn Exchange, Leeds, UK
2019 Girl Space, Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds, UK
2020 Ambiguity, Online Exhibition
2020 Untilted, Online (as part of The Leeds Arts University Degree Show)
2020 All Shall Pass, Fronteer Art Gallery, Sheffield UK
2019 Baby Step Magazine, Online Publication
2020 Nest Magazine, The You Issue, Leeds Arts University Publication
2020 Artists Responding To…Zine, issue #3
2020 Penny Thoughts Magazine, issue #40
2020 Artists Responding To…Postcard Project, Book
2020 Pet Portraits (multiple)
2019 ‘Digital Landscape’ Large Scale Digital Drawing (Digitally Printed)
2018 ‘Sunset’ Acrylic Tryptic Painting
2018 ‘Pride Heart’ Acrylic Painting
2020 Chroma Zone Magazine Issue #1 ‘A Celebraion of Colour’