Approved: 16.08.2006

Emma J Williams

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

The use of landscape and the relationship between our surroundings and ourselves is a continuous thread running through my work, with the influence of aerial views and maps prominent within my paintings. Manipulating paper maps and combining them with an elevated perspective the landscapes I map back onto the canvas offer new and contorted views. And whilst the paintings emulate a picturesque quality

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  • Location: Princes Risborough, South East
  • Activities: Private commissions
  • Categories: Drawing, Painting
  • Tags: Painting, Drawing, Landscape, Abstract, London, Urban, Maps, Cartography, Aerial views
 

Biography

The use of landscape and the relationship between our surroundings and ourselves is a continuous thread running through my work, with the influence of aerial views and maps prominent within my paintings. Manipulating paper maps and combining them with an elevated perspective the landscapes I map back onto the canvas offer new and contorted views. And whilst the paintings emulate a picturesque quality depicted in landscape painting they are now void of identifiable landmarks, communicating only in cartographical characteristics. The more recent paintings create a surface where identity is embedded within the paint and is subsequently revealed and explored through the surface of line and colour. Combining traditions of landscape painting with cartography the work continues to explore and re-visit my fascination with the map and my surroundings and leads me to question the connection between them and the relationship between myself as a painter and location. I graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Painting in 1999. Previous to that I completed a BA in Fine Art at Norwich School of Art and Design in 1997.

CV & Education

Group exhibitions 2012 - Get Carta, Karin Janssen Project Space, London 2011 - Radicals and Non-Conformists, Studio Gallery, NPG, London 2011 - UNEARTHED-the creative history of a brownfield site, Warton House, Stratford, London 2009 - Creekside Open, APT Gallery, London 2009 - Summer Exhibition, The Architect's Gallery, London 2009 - The London Group Open Exhibition, Menier Gallery, London 2008 - Unnatural Worlds: Drawings by Emma Williams and Akiko Usami, Casson Gallery, Eastbourne College, Eastbourne 2007 - Mapping, Bury Art Gallery and Museum, Bury 2007 - Rich and Strange: Altered Books Project, Flock, Newport School of Art Media and Design, University of Wales, Newport 2007 - Salon 07, Seven Seven Gallery, London 2006 - 24London, Berlin, Milan and Barcelona, Berlin, Milan and Barcelona 2006 - ArtSway Open, ArtSway, Sway 2006 - Gallery 37, DMH Stallard, Jewry St, London EC3 2006 - Hidden Talents 06, National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London 2006 - Sefton Open, The Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport 2006 - Summer Open, Wateloo Gallery, London 2006 - The Art Pavilion Summer Show, Mile End Park, London 2005 - 30x30, Vertigo Gallery, London 2005 - Summer Open, Waterloo Gallery, London 2003 - The map is not the territory part III, James Hockney Gallery, Farnham, Surrey 2003 - Well-made 3, Old Town Hall, Stratford, London 2002 - Art 2002 London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London 2002 - The map is not the territory part II, England and Co, London 2001 - Sefton Open, The Atkinson Gallery, Southport 2001 - Slap and Tickle, Vertigo Gallery, London 2001 - Summer in the City, Artlink at Sotheby's International Young Art, Online auction 2000 - En Route, Galerie Claudia Gross-Selbeck, Dusseldorf, Germany