EMMA PREMPEH b. 1996 is a British artist based in London. Prempeh studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2019 winning the Alumno/SPACE Studio Bursary award for 2020. Prempeh is currently attending an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art under the LeverHulme Trust Arts Scholarship.
In 2019 she was announced winner of The Ingram Young Contemporary Talent Purchase Prize and shortlisted for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries, becoming a participant in their touring exhibition with her video work ‘Time’ at Leeds Art Gallery and the South London Gallery. In 2020 she exhibited two solo shows 'Raise Your Glass' at The Light Box, Woking and 'The Faces of Love', Vo Curations, Marylebone, London
Goldsmiths University of London BA Fine Art, Royal College of Art MA Painting
Awards: Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019, Alumno/SPACE Bursary Award 2020, The Ingram Young Contemporary Talent Purchase Prize 2020, Solo Shows: 'Raise Your Glass' at The Light Box, Woking 2020, 'The Faces of Love', Vo Curations, Marylebone, London 2020, Solo Show ADA Contemporary Art Gallery Accra Ghana 2021. Residencies, Vo Curations London 2 Month Residency 2020, ADA Contemporary Art Gallery 1 month residency Accra Ghana 2021.
Statement about AOAP submitted artwork
The work I submitted, contains elements of my practice that I am currently exploring, capturing time through the oxidisation of the gold leaf on select postcards as well as a small study of an old photograph. The gold-leaf acts as a metaphor for the ageing process, on the face of the figure to represent that at the present moment they are no longer a child. Another contains a study of a plant that I own which although my relationships with people falter , continues to stay with me as my practice grows. I have yet to continue to practice making smaller studies, these pieces were quite challenging to think about but I hope my practice was able to be reflected on each postcard.