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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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