'Stylish and surreal, dreamy and delicious, this is contemporary art at the top of its game.' Art Republic 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


Rosie Emerson is an award winning contemporary artist originally from Dorset, she studied and lived in London for 10 years.  She now resides on the South Coast and continues to work almost exclusively on representing the female form. Emerson’s figures draw reference from archetypes old and new from Artemis to the modern day super model.

Inspired by her love of museums, architecture, theatre, silhouettes, shrines and rituals, she uses dramatic lighting, hand made costumes, set and prop making alongside printmaking and painting to create her unique style of work. Her work is widely collected and exhibited both in the UK, as well as internationally, through galleries, art fairs and museums. Emerson was also commissioned by Hackney WickED Arts Festival to create a new Guinness World record and create the world’s largest Cyanotype photograph.


Emerson has been commissioned by brands including Sony, Triumph Underwear, Redbull, P&O Cruises, Toms, and Annoushka jewelry working with models Amber le Bon, Daisy Lowe and singer Eliza Doolittle. Her work has also been featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Another Magazine, The Financial Times Magazine and The Sunday Times Style Magazine.

Please visit the portfolio for more information on her various techniques.

 

EXHIBITIONS + ART FAIRS (Selected Group & Solo)

2020
London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy, Smithson Gallery
‘Women by Women’ Royal Over Sea’s League, London

2019
RWA Open, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, London
Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries , London
Choose Love, curated by Print Club ,Somerset House, London UK

2018
Phantoms, Solo Exhibition, Fairhurst Gallery, Norfolk, UK
Circle gallery, St Ives, group exhibition with House of artists, UK 

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, Margate
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
Women of the World Festival, The Southbank Centre, London
Photography Open, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol


COMMISSIONS, AWARDS, RESIDENCIES


2020
Album cover Ebony Buckle

2019
Album Cover Arctic Wolf V Estate Agent, Richard Macklin

2019
Private commission of Kristen Scott Thomas

2018
Shortlisted Rise art Print Award

2017
Long listed Taylor Wessing Photography Exhibition

2015
Bridgeman Studio Award
Finalist Young Masters, Sphinx Fine Art, London, curated by Cynthia Corbett Gallery

2014
Artist in Residence, Somerset House, as part of The National Open Arts Competition.
Awarded a grant by Hackney Wicked Arts Festival, to create the Worlds 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 works commissioned 

Triumph Underwear, Artwork for billboard campaign

 PRESS & PUBLICATIONS


2010-2018
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, 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. 

 EDUCATION

2001-2004 BA Honours in Fine Art. Kingston University, Surrey


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