Approved: 08.06.2020

Emily Hett

Artist

Approved: 08.06.2020

I create joyful artworks inspired by nature to exhilarate and uplift the viewer through vibrant colours, intricate pattern and playful compositions.

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  • Location: Coventry, West Midlands
 

Artist Statement

I create joyful artworks inspired by nature to exhilarate and uplift the viewer through vibrant colours, intricate pattern and playful compositions.

I question why certain objects instinctively arouse positive feelings and how we can cultivate this emotion through art. My practice explores how tangible objects can be engineered with particular aesthetics to create joy.

Led by a process of improvisation, studies of microscopic imagery, seeds, coral and flora inform the foundations of shapes for the development of pattern. A playful fusion of colour and composition creates comfortingly familiar but indefinable forms.

CV & Education

Education

2015-2019: Loughborough University, LEICESTERSHIRE. B.A[HONS] FINE ART [DPS].

2014-2015: Stockport College, MANCHESTER. LEVEL 3 UAL DIPLOMA IN ART AND DESIGN. 

Fellowship

September 2019 - Current: In partnership with the Artist Benevolent Fund and Loughborough University, Loughborough. Step change fellow.

Residencies

September 2017 - August 2018: Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry. Artist in residence.

Commissions/Awards

April 2020             Artist for the Art Core Artist Take over.

March 2020          Awarded graduate commission for Atmosphere festival, Worchester.

March 2020          Artist for the CVAN East midlands Instagram Takeover.

June 2019            Completed a drawing for the Mindfulness Colouring Book for Loughborough University.

Exhibitions 

2019- 2020                Solo exhibition, Emily Hett, Milton Keynes University Hospital, Milton Keynes

2020                          Group exhibition, Visual Impact, Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry

2019                          Group exhibition, Fine Art degree show, Loughborough University,           Loughborough

2019                          Group exhibition, Making a Mark, Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry

2017                          Group exhibition, Perpetual flux, Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry

2016                          Group exhibition, Perpetual Flux, Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry

Co-curated exhibitons

2020                          Artist Benevolent Fund Review, Loughborough University, Loughborough

2018                          A Changing Industry: Connecting Art and Engineering, MTC, Coventry

2017                          Pop-up Exhibition, Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry

Publications

Meet the Artist: Emily Hett and Grace Stones
       http://cvaneastmidlands.co.uk/emily-hett-grace-stones/

Online Activities and Resources

       https://artsforhealthmk.org.uk/Online-Activities-Resources

Temporary Exhibitions – Current
       https://artsforhealthmk.org.uk/Emily-Hett

Emily Hett and Grace Stones unveiled as ABF Fellows
       https://www.pressreader.com/uk/loughborough-echo/20200129/283935999684153

Two Loughborough graduates receive prestigious Fellowships
       https://www.lboro.ac.uk/alumni/news/2019/two-loughborough-graduates-receive-prestigious-fellowships.html