Lot 166 - Rosie Emerson - Firefly
12 x 16cm
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for St Wilfrid's Hospice Eastbourne
Rosie Emerson is an award-winning contemporary artist from the UK, working almost exclusively on representing the female form. Inspired by her love of museums, architecture, theatre, silhouettes and shrines, she uses dramatic lighting, handmade costumes, set and prop making alongside printmaking and painting to create ethereal works on paper. Her subjects range from models, actors, dancers, and circus performers which she photographed in her studio she then uses numerous different print techniques, including screen print, cyanotype and photopolymer etching. Previous exhibitions include the Royal West of England Academy, The London Original Print Fair, The Young Masters Art Prize and shortlisted for the Rise Art Print Award. Previous commissions include The Dorchester and Arts council England, for whom she created a new Guinness World record by creating the world’s largest Cyanotype photograph. Her work is widely collected and exhibited both in the UK and internationally, and has been featured in Creative Review, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Another Magazine, The Financial Times Magazine and The Sunday Times Style Magazine.
BA Honours in Fine Art. Kingston University, Surrey
Foundation Studies Bournemouth Arts Institute, Dorset
London Original Print Fair, Smithson Gallery Photography Open, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol Flight, group exhibition Paxton Glew, Brighton
Super Nature, Paxton Glew, Brighton Art Car Boot Fair, Smithson Gallery, London Original Print Fair, Smithson Gallery Submerge, Paxton Glew, Brighton
Great Print Exhibition, Rheged, Cumbria RWA Open, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol Wish You Were Here, Art on a Postcard, The Postal Museum, London Original Print Fair, Smithson Gallery Art Car Boot Fair, Online edition, Smithson Gallery Small Wonders, group show at Well Hung gallery, London
Society of Women Artists, selected group show Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy, Smithson Gallery ‘Women by Women’ Royal Over Sea’s League, London
RWA Open, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, London Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London Choose Love, curated by Print Club, Somerset House, London UK
Phantoms, Solo Exhibition, Fairhurst Gallery, Norfolk, UK 2015 Bridgeman Studio Award Finalist Young Masters, Sphinx Fine Art, London, curated by Cynthia Corbett Gallery
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
My model for this work is performer and model Carley Hague, featured here in a feathered hat by milliner Piers Atkinson. This print was created this year 2023 in Brighton. The photograph has taken on a new quality through solarisation, during the process of transferring the photographic image on to the etching plate. The plate has been inked by hand before being wheeled through the printing press. The photograph has been I have named Fire Fly after species of bio luminescent squid.
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