'Born from the verdant greens of Dorset in the South West UK, Emerson pursued an artistic career that felt like a natural progression for her, most of her family having also pursued creative paths. This deep-rooted involvement with nature from such an early age is so clear in her works while maintaining an urban edge. The soft silhouettes of her models echo vegetal forms in their elegance, such as a swaying tree branch or a tall and wilting flower, furthered by the sawdust and charcoal that Emerson often finishes her prints with. Emerson confirms natural forms as one of her main influences, along with silhouettes and the rambling treasure troves in the V&A Museum.

Having first discovered printmaking when studying Fine Art at Kingston University in 2004, Emerson found great appeal in printmaking; the ability to layer, combine mediums, source new techniques and rediscover traditional ones fit so well with her layered and textural style. Her ability to utilise more traditional subject matter in a totally unique way is what has attracted publications such as Vogue and The Sunday Times to feature her works, and enabled her to exhibit internationally.

'Emerson capitalises on the traditional trope of the female silhouette by subverting the conventional shape, often portraying her women with extended, trailing limbs that place them somewhere between supernatural figure and supermodel. Emerson describes herself as sitting in ‘an unhappy paradox’ with the work she makes, being lured by the beautiful, but overcome with the desire to subvert, explore and change it. As bombarded by imagery of the ‘perfect’ female form as we are in contemporary pop culture, Emerson uses innovative techniques to create depictions of strong, different and beautiful women that find their power in nonconformity.' Nelly Duff Gallery

'Through witty collage she explores our relationship to the environment and our fetish for celebrities and beautiful models, their bodies etioted, as though they have subsumed the pedestals they were placed upon.' Sarah Jane Downing, The Big Issue
'Beautiful, highly original and certainly collectable ' Will Ramsey, Sunday Times Style Magazine

COMMISSIONS, AWARDS, RESIDENCIES

2018
Shortlisted Rise Art Print Award

2017

Long listed Taylor Wessing Photography Exhibition

2015

Winner Bridgeman Studio Award

Finalist Young Masters Award

2014

Artist in Residence, Somerset House, The National Open Arts 
Guiness World record, Largest Cyanotype Photograph. 
Lecture, The Alternative Photography Collective, London.

2011

Judge The National Arts Open Competition

2010

Album covers for Fiona Bevan and Riddler

2009

P&O Cruises, 15 large commissioned art works. 
Triumph Underwear billboard campaign

PRESS & PUBLICATION
2010-2019

H Fusion Magazine, Creative Review, BBC London News Night, Amelia Magazine Interview, Huck Magazine Interview, Wall Street International Magazine, The Londonist review. The Huffington Post, Sunday Times Style Magazine, The Evening Standard, Financial Times How to Spend It Magazine Special Arts Edition, The Telegraph online, Harpers Bazaar, The Sunday Times, Vogue, Country and Townhouse Magazine, Tattler, Another Magazine, 20 x 20 Magazine, The Independent.

EXHIBITIONS + ART FAIRS

Forthcoming Exhibitions:

New York Affordable Art Fair, Decorazon Gallery, 26th-29th September

Society of Women Artists, Mall Gallery, London 24th-29th September

The Art Car Boot Fair Margate Edition 28th September

Battersea Affordable Art Fair, Turner Barnes Gallery, London 17th-20th October

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 7th-10th November

2019

Art Car Boot Fair 'Love' Edition, Smithson Galley, London

Choose Love Somerset House curated by Print Club London

Turner Barnes Gallery group Exhibition, Essex, UK

Hong Kong Affrodable Art Fair, Turner Barnes Gallery



2018

Circle gallery, St Ives, group exhibition with The House of Artists, UK

Phantoms, Fairhurst Gallery, UK (Solo)

New York and London Affordable Art Fair, Decorazon Gallery

Brussell’s Affordable Art Fair, Liberty Gallery

2017

Art Palm Springs, Decorazon Gallery, USA

The National Art Open, The Barge house, London

Imperfect Illusions, Joint exhibition, Turner Barnes gallery, UK

Revolutions, Viking Gallery
 Blisters, Paperback edition, Print Club, London
 New York and Stockholm
Affordable Art Fair, Decorazon Gallery

2016

Visions and Voices, Joint Exhibition, Decorazon Gallery, NYC Skirball Center, New York, USA

The London Art Fair, Decorazon Gallery

Art on a Postcard, Maddox Gallery, London

New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Stockholm and London Affordable Art Fairs, Decorazon Gallery
Bristol Affordable Art Fair, Smithson Gallery

2015
Enigma’s, Turner Barnes Gallery, Essex, UK (Solo)

Aurora, The Club at The Ivy, London (Solo)

There and Now, Leontia Gallery, London

Finalist Young Masters, Sphinx Fine Art, London, curated by Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London

Kinds of Blue, Candida Stevens Fine Art, Chichester

Texas Contemporary, Decorazon Gallery

Dog Days, Hang Up Gallery, London

Good Figures, Mall Galleries, London, curated by Candida Stevens

The London Art Fair, Fiumano Fine Art, London

2014

Ventique, Smithson Gallery, London (Solo)

The Moon is no Door, Opus Gallery, Gloucestershire, UK (Solo)

Sirens, Hang Up Gallery, London (Solo)

Paint on Paper, Hollywood Rd Gallery, London

Carnival, Imitate Modern Gallery, London

Winter Salon, The Lloyds Club, Roberta Moore Contemporary

London, Mexico City and New York AAF, Decorazon Gallery

Hong Kong AAF, Fiumano Fine Art, Hong Kong

2013
Macmillan De'Longhi Art Auction, Bonham’s, RCA, London

Façade, Rosie Emerson and Nina Fowler, Anise Gallery, London

Femme, Studio 1019, Decorazon Gallery, Dallas, USA

2012
Shrine, Roberta Moore, The Chelsea Club, London (Solo)

Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London (Solo)

Altered Forms, Rosie Emerson, Anja Niemi and Nancy Fouts, Hang Up Gallery, London

Rapture, Roberta Moore Contemporary, Cheltenham, UK

Guts for Garters, COB Gallery, London

Singapore AAF, Fiumano Fine Art
Celebration, Fiumano Fine Art, London

Sex and Death Guts for Garters, Carnaby Street, London

2011
Alchemy, Art at Annoushka, London (Solo)

Nostalgia, Rook and Raven Gallery, London

In Darkness Blooms, View Art Gallery

Anatomy, Guts for Garters, COB Gallery, London

Macmillan De Longi Art Auction, Bonham’s, London
London Fashion Weekend, Somerset House, London

Surreal Women, Guts for Garters- COB Gallery, London

MoMac Pop Up, Roberta Moore Gallery, Cheltenham, UK

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