Working with constructed photographic images, sculpture, text, installation and theatrical devices there is a layering of performativity and documentation in my working process. Work to date incorporates a curiosity about the language of the body and primal drives in relation to the built urban environment. Altered states and contemporary rites of passage continue to inform visual investigations. Recent work references the aesthetics and mythology of club culture and is consciously undertaken and presented from a queer perspective.
Emma is an Irish artist based in Dublin and working internationally. Upcoming exhibitions include BERGHAIN at AKA gallery Kreuzburg, Berlin (2012-2013) and In The Black at The Black Mariah, Cork (2012). Emma was recently chosen by Matt Packer of The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork for a two person exhibition in The Black Mariah scheduled for 2013.
Emma recently completed a three month residency with Platform Arts in Vaasa, Finland culminating in the exhibition An Object of Desire Already Lost (Sept. 2012) a book of the same title was published alongside the exhibition and will be included in the Temple Bar Gallery Art Book Fair (2012).
Other projects and residencies include - Engage 2012; Artist led residency (core organizer) a collaboration between several international artists and arts organizations in Eastern Europe, Bucharest Air, Bucharest, Romania (2012) - Studio Artist Residency award at Commonplace Projects Dublin (2010-2011) - BERGHAIN (commissioned exhibition) Commonplace Projects(2011) - (Aerial Blue and Palanquin Stills curated by The Good Hatchery (2011) - Without A Trace - destroying the archive (solo exhibition) The Joinery Gallery Dublin (2009) and Various Deaths , The Gallery of Photography, Dublin (2010).