Approved: 13.07.2009

Emma Pratt

Artist

Approved: 13.07.2009

Many different things interest me - domestic animals, human behaviour, traditional sculpture, architecture, body parts and film.
The figure is a continuing 'theme' and point of reference for me. Indeed I find it difficult to create anything without considering a figure. If one is not present in the work it ultimately still affects my thought process. A stock of repeated motifs appear in my work,

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  • Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Activities: Higher education, Further education, Adult education, Residencies, Workshops, Learning programmes, Arts in health, Community arts, Participatory projects, Public art, Private commissions, Curating, Gallery education, Visual arts consultancy, Project management, Technical installation
  • Categories: Education project, Ceramics, Drawing, Installation, Sculpture
 
 

Biography

Many different things interest me - domestic animals, human behaviour, traditional sculpture, architecture, body parts and film. The figure is a continuing 'theme' and point of reference for me. Indeed I find it difficult to create anything without considering a figure. If one is not present in the work it ultimately still affects my thought process. A stock of repeated motifs appear in my work, all of which are both readable and obscure. The covering of figures' faces with draped cloth, eight-sided spear-like objects, dismembered arms and large eyes are a recurring feature of my work.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training

2009 -  MFA Sculpture, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland

2004 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, First Class, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, Scotland 2004

2003 - BDes Interior and Environmental Design, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland

Solo exhibitions

2013- Push Over, Meadow Mill Projects, WASPS, Dundee

2012 - On all fours, The Steeple, Newburgh, Fife

2009 - Emma Pratt a VeraPietraSerena, VeraPietraSerena, Florence, Italy

Group exhibitions

2016 - Title TBC, F15, Dresden, Germany

2015/16 - Thinking/Making - Does Making Help Creative Thinking?, Curious Projects, Eastbourne

2015/16 - Workshopshop, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

2015 - The Usher, Galleri Gro, Jakobstad, Finland

2014 - Captain Lightfoot Presents, Edinburgh Art Festival, The Glasshouse at Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

2014 - Eye Scream Dream, Mary's Milk Bar, part of Embassy Annuale, Edinburgh

2014 - Reclaimed - The Second Life of Sculpture, Glasgow International, The Briggait, Glasgow

2014 - State of Flux, An Talla Solais, Ullapool

2014 - Everything is Vague Until it is Refined, The Hospital for Dazed Art, The Briggait, Glasgow

2014 - No Heroics, Please, Galerie Gro, Jakobstad, Finland

2014 - Captain Lightfoot, F13, Dresden, Germany

2014 - Everything stuck to him, The Market Street Vaults, Edinburgh

2013 - No Heroics, Please, The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, Euston, London

2012 - Roots to Shoots: Celebrating ten years of Dewar Arts Awards in the visual and applied arts, Royal Botanic Gardens , Edinburgh

2011 - MyAtelier.net Creatività per le Strade di Roma, MyAtelier.net (coordinated by Boiler Corporation), il Giardino degli Aranci, Rome

2009 - Aumma, Aumma, (part of The Embassy Gallery Annuale), Edinburgh, Scotland

2009 - ECA at Fred’s, Fred Gallery, London

2009 - Maquette, The big red door, Edinburgh, Scotland

2009 - Third Wheel, The Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

2009 - Warehouse of Horrors, +44 141 Gallery, Glasgow

2008 - MFA interim show, GRV, Edinburgh 2008 - Something to Answer for, Wiesnowski & Haarbord, Berlin, Germany

2008 - YouCube!? (FREeSHOUT!?), Ex-Macelli, Prato, Italy

2008 - Big Case, The Glass House, Lauriston Castle grounds, Edinburgh, Scotland

2007 - Open, The Corn Exchange Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

2007 - PeerEsteem, Five Years, London, England 2007 - YouCube!?-In Processo (FREeSHOUT!?), Ex-Macelli, Prato, Italy

2006 - FREeSHOUT!?, Galleria Dry Photo, Prato, Italy

2005 - A Nation Turns its Lonely Eyes to You, Market Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

2005 - I Saw a Savior, Exposure Gallery, Swansea, Wales

2004 - Make a Reply, Lower Foyer Gallery, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland

2003 - Re:Work, Crawford Arts Centre, St Andrews, Scotland Curated projects

Residencies

2016 - Novia University, Jakobstad, Finland

2009 - Production Residency, month-long at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop

2005 - Artists in Context’, 7-month residency with pepiniere europeenes pour jeunnes artistes, CAMAC, France

2004 - Repopulate: Reside, research residency, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Competitions, prizes and awards

2014 - Visual Arts Award: Edinburgh, Edinburgh City Council

2012 - Hope Scott Trust Award, (with Kadie Salmon for No Heroics, Please), London

2011 - Visual Arts Award: Edinburgh, Edinburgh City Council

2008 - Hope Scott Trust Award (with Big Case)

2007 - The Dewar Arts Award

2004 - Carneggie Traveling Scholarship

2004 - Farquhar Reid Trust Art Prize

2004 - RSA John Kinross Scholarship (3 months in Florence, Italy)

2004 - RSA Sculpture prize