Approved: 07.07.2014

Emma Cracknell

Artist, Curator

Approved: 07.07.2014

Having graduated from Norwich University of the Arts in 2014 with an MA in Fine Art (BA Hons Fine Art 2013), I have since been producing and showing predominantly large scale abstract paintings in London, Norwich and abroad. My practice is rooted in the description of emotion that has no place within the written or verbal language. Through paint, I try to communicate the unknown, and allow the medium itself to act as a voice. This is combined with the act of drawing, the two often coming together on the canvas, to describe things that have no physical or recognizable form.

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Artist Statement

Having graduated from Norwich University of the Arts in 2014 with an MA in Fine Art (BA Hons Fine Art 2013), I have since been producing and showing predominantly large scale abstract paintings in London, Norwich and abroad. My practice is rooted in the description of emotion that has no place within the written or verbal language. Through paint, I try to communicate the unknown, and allow the medium itself to act as a voice. This is combined with the act of drawing, the two often coming together on the canvas, to describe things that have no physical or recognizable form.


After being selected as the Axis Web MA Star for NUA (2014), I have since been seen in British Vogue and Aesthetica Magazine, hold work in the NUA permanent collection and look forward to developing my practice as a young artist over the coming years.

CV & Education

QUALIFICATIONS

Norwich University of the Arts: 2013 - 2014

MA Fine Art (Distinction)

Norwich University of the Arts: 2010 - 2013

BA Honors Fine Art (2:1)

Colchester Institute : 2009 - 2010

Foundation Diploma Fine Art (Distinction)

EXHIBITIONS

- The Other Art Fair, London

- AbEx, Sheffield

- Resist, Nunns Yard Gallery, Norwich

-Touch Wood, Studio20, Norwich

- 'The Maxim of Manner' Anteros Arts, Norwich

- 'Paint' a week long residency at The Barber Shop (Norwich)

- British Vogue (July 2016)

-Aesthetica Magazine (July and December 2016)

-PING with Paint Club East (Firstsite, Colchester)

- The Other Art Fiar (Victoria House, London)

-'The Independent Art Fair' (The Rag Factory, London)

-'Open' (Firstsite Gallery, Colchester)

-'Battersea Power Station' (Battersea Arts Center, London)

-  'Tallent Archive' (Onassis Cultural Center, Athens)

- 'Shades of Yellow' (Embassy Tea Galleries, London)

- 'One Year On' (Stew Gallery, Norwich)

- 'Noriwch 20' (The Forum, Norwich)

- 'The Undercroft' (Norwich)

- THE UNDER CROFT (NORWICH)-

- THE FORUM (NORWICH) -

- THE BRIDEWELL MUSEUM (NORWICH) -

- DIALOGUES SYMPOSIUM (NUA, NORWICH) -

- MONO (NUA, NORWICH) -

- OPEN FOR DISCUSSION (NUA, NORWICH)-

-GRADUATE COLLECTIVE (NORWICH) -

- DEGREE WORK PURCHASED BY NORWICH UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS -

- NUA DEGREE SHOW (NUA, NORWICH) -

- BISHOPS ART PRIZE ( CATHEDRAL, NORWICH) -

- HTAED (NUA, NORWICH) -

- STEW GALLERY (NORWICH) -

- NUA STUDENT GALLERY -

-WORK ON PERMANENT DISPLAY AT NUA , NORWICH -

CURATION

- MOLD

Open submission show for BA Undergraduates, curated and organised alongside a fellow MA

student.

- DIALOGUES SYMPOSIUM 2014

Symposium surrounding ‘Space, Place and Negotiated territories’ and pop up exhibition of BA

and MA students work.

 ACHIEVEMENTS

Featured in British Vogue and Aesthetica Magazine (2016)

'Axis Web' MA Stars 2014

Vice Chancellors Commendation (Practice) 2014

Vice Chancellors Commendation 2013

 MA COURSE REP

STUDENT AMBASSADOR (BA)

NORWICH 20 GROUP MEMBER

NUA COLLECTION

 GUEST LECTURE PANEL

NUMEROUS EXHIBITIONS

BISHOPS ART PRIZE

GRADUATE COLLECTIVE