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
2015-2019: Loughborough University, LEICESTERSHIRE. B.A[HONS] FINE ART [DPS].
2014-2015: Stockport College, MANCHESTER. LEVEL 3 UAL DIPLOMA IN ART AND DESIGN.
September 2019 - Current: In partnership with the Artist Benevolent Fund and Loughborough University, Loughborough. Step change fellow.
September 2017 - August 2018: Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry. Artist in residence.
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.
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
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
Meet the Artist: Emily Hett and Grace Stones
Online Activities and Resources
Temporary Exhibitions – Current
Emily Hett and Grace Stones unveiled as ABF Fellows
Two Loughborough graduates receive prestigious Fellowships