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Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Chelsea College of Arts (BA (Hons) Fine Art , 2018)

Emily Thomas is a British visual artist and woodworker based in Berlin. She is interested in architecture as an indicator of place identity, and explores this through her sculptural work.

Emily analyses the structural form, materiality and colour of buildings to gain insight into the history, society and culture of a particular place. She uses photography to document her observations, and carries out academic and social research to inform, contextualise, and confirm her impressions. Taking into account her practical and theoretical research, Emily selects the most informative photographs to create collages and inspire drawings. This allows her to further study the images and develop conceptual ideas that provide the inspiration for structural designs that are representative of a particular place.

Emily’s finished artworks sit somewhere between sculpture, painting, object and architecture. They encourage the viewer to question social, cultural and political issues, their influences on architecture and its impact on society today.

Emily was born in a small village in Somerset (UK) and became fascinated by the city when she moved to London in 2014. After completing her Foundation Diploma at Camberwell College of Arts, Emily began her Fine Art degree at Chelsea College of Arts and graduated in 2018. Since then, she has been selected for artist residencies in Berlin, Barcelona and Taiwan, which have culminated in significant exhibitions. She has been supported by the Arts Council England and the European Cultural Foundation and has recently been nominated for the European Artist Award, and International André Evard Award. Other career highlights include exhibitions at La peau de l’ours (Brussels) and Oxo Tower Wharf (London).

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20 × 20 × 20 cm
  • £600.00

Exhibitions

KunstPAUSE: Ausstellung für Junge Kunst Zug Thu, 06/02/2022 to Sun, 06/05/2022
45th Kunstpreis der Kulturstiftung der Sparkasse Karlsruhe Karlsruhe Thu, 03/10/2022 to Fri, 03/25/2022
45th Kunstpreis der Kulturstiftung der Sparkasse Karlsruhe Online Tue, 02/15/2022 to Wed, 02/15/2023
In the Melting Pot Barcelona Fri, 12/17/2021 to Tue, 12/21/2021
6th International André Evard Award Riegel am Kaiserstuhl Sat, 12/04/2021 to Sun, 02/27/2022
Winter Open Exhibition Glastonbury Fri, 11/19/2021 to Sun, 01/09/2022
Touch: The Politics of Physicality London Wed, 11/17/2021 to Sun, 11/21/2021
7th European Artist Competition Online Fri, 10/15/2021 to Tue, 02/08/2022
Konvent Open Studios Berga Sat, 07/31/2021
X-treme Women Artists Online Wed, 05/05/2021 to Tue, 02/08/2022
X-treme Online Sun, 03/21/2021 to Tue, 02/08/2022
Global 12 Festival London Sat, 08/31/2019
Shapeshifter Tainan Fri, 07/05/2019 to Sat, 08/31/2019
Birthday Exhibition Brussels Thu, 06/27/2019
GlogauAIR Open Studios Berlin Fri, 03/22/2019 to Sat, 03/23/2019
GlogauAIR Showcase: Emily Thomas Berlin Fri, 03/15/2019 to Thu, 03/21/2019
Hackney, I love you. I lost you. London Mon, 11/12/2018 to Sat, 11/24/2018
Black Swan Arts Open Frome Thu, 10/18/2018 to Sat, 11/24/2018
Disintegrating Space Sutton Wed, 09/26/2018 to Tue, 12/18/2018
Orbit UK Art Graduates Show London Wed, 08/22/2018 to Sun, 08/26/2018
Chelsea College of Arts Degree Show London Sat, 06/16/2018 to Sat, 06/23/2018
Young Talents: Brussels Affordable Art Fair Brussels Thu, 03/15/2018 to Sun, 03/18/2018
Interim Show London Thu, 03/01/2018
Olympus Photography Award 2018 London Tue, 02/06/2018 to Tue, 02/20/2018
Translations London Tue, 11/21/2017
Second Year Show London Thu, 05/25/2017
Honey, I'm Home London Thu, 04/27/2017 to Wed, 05/10/2017
Liminal Ecosystems London Tue, 03/07/2017 to Wed, 03/08/2017
Artists as Curators London Fri, 12/09/2016
Territories London Wed, 12/07/2016

Awards

45th Kunstpreis der Kulturstiftung Sparkasse Karlsruhe (Germany) Winner 2022
7th European Artist Competition Europa-Union DE Nominated For 2021
6th International André Evard Award Kunsthalle Messmer (Riegal am Kaiserstuhl, Germany) Nominated For 2021
Artist Residency Homesession (Barcelona, Spain) Winner 2021
Artist Residency Konvent (Berga, Spain) Winner 2021
Women Art Prize / X-treme e-mERGING a r t i S T S (Berlin, Germany) Nominated For 2021
Emergency Response Fund for Individuals Arts Council England Winner 2020
La Escocesa / GlogauAIR Residency Exchange Prize La Memoria Artística Chema Alvargonzalez (Barcelona, Spain) Winner 2020
Artist Residency ZK/U Centre for Art and Urbanistics (Berlin, Germany) Winner 2019
Artist Residency Soulangh Cultural Park (Tainan, Taiwan) Winner 2019
STEP Travel Grant European Cultural Foundation Winner 2019
New Dawn Risk Commission Prize Rossi Asiaghi (London, UK) Winner 2018
Artist Residency GlogauAIR (Berlin, Germany) Winner 2018
UAL Olympus UK Photography Award 2018 Arts SU X Bermondsey Project Space (London, UK) Nominated For 2018
Young Talents La peau de l'ours, Affordable Art Fair Brussels (Belgium) Nominated For 2018
Frontier Economics Commission Prize Rossi Asiaghi (London, UK) Winner 2017
Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers & the Lynn Foundation (London, UK) Nominated For 2016

Press

Publication Title Job Title Date
Daily Art Magazine An Interview with Emily Thomas Mon, 05/25/2020
Daily Art Magazine Exploring Place with Emily Thomas Fri, 04/17/2020
4SEE Magazine Artist Profile - Emily Thomas Fri, 10/25/2019
Liberty Times Net Soulangh Cultural Park Exhibition 'Shapeshifter' : Outdoor Installation Art Condenses Images of Classical Taiwanese Architecture Sat, 07/06/2019
Nantian Local Tainan News Overturning Taiwanese Architecture Fri, 07/05/2019

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