Born February 28, 1996

Profile 

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Since graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2019 with a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art, I continue my practice as an artist in my own studio, situated in the city centre of Glasgow, Scotland.  Working independently has aided my understanding of the more practical aspects that come with being an artist. In many ways I have found my experience to be a constant learning process. I have achieved a considerable amount in my time as a practicing artist.

 

Selling through online galleries in London, Oxford and Japan has lead me to a better awareness of selling work as an artist. My paintings have been purchased by individuals and businesses across the UK, Europe, USA and Australia. 

Awards

2020 Fleming-Wyfold Foundation Award, ‘best painter or draughtsman/woman’

2020, The Royal Scottish Academy, New Contemporaries

2019, The Royal Scottish Academy, John Kinross Scholarship, Florence 

2019, Dock Street Studios, Certificate of Outstanding Achievement and Work

Galleries 

2021, StART, Surrey, UK 

2021, Darl-E Bear Gallery, Oxford, UK

2020, TRiCERA, Japan

2019, New Blood Art Gallery, London, UK

Exhibitions

2022

Group Exhibition, Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel, Edinburgh

2021

 

Group Exhibition, 'The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition', The Royal Academy, London

 

Solo Exhibition, 'Wanderings' Upright Gallery, Edinburgh

Group Exhibition, 'Afro-Scoulture' A.Scot Gallery, Glasgow 

Group Exhibition, 'Annual Exhibition', The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh  

Group Exhibition, 'Let us eat cake', Middlesbrough

Group Exhibition,'RestART the Planet',  Scattered Gallery, London

Group Exhibition, 'New Tenants', Around the House Productions, London

2020

Group Exhibition, 'F L O W',  Visual Arts Scotland, Edinburgh 

Group Exhibition, ' Interactions of Colour: Little Works, Big on Colour', The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, Glasgow

Group Exhibition,'Resonant Strangeness', Marram Arta, Edinburgh 

Group Exhibition, 'Restriction. Intervention. Connection.' Glacuratorial, Glasgow

Group Exhibition,'Art at the Theatre',  SKT Spaces, London

Group Exhibition, RSA New Contemporaries, Edinburgh

Group Exhibition, Tatha Gallery, Fife 

2019

Group Exhibition, Duncan of Jordanstone, Degree Show, Dundee 

Group Exhibition, Generator Projects, Dundee 

Shortlisted

Trinity Buoy Wharf, Drawing Prize 2021, London

Education 

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design 2016-2019 BA HONS Fine

 

Glasgow Clyde College, Contemporary Art 2013-2016 Art

 

Publications 

Glasgow Times  'One of the Scottish art world's hottest new talents...' 

 

SKT Spaces  'her patterns are a testament to flux. Informed by a deep sense of intuition, spirituality and landscape, Grady is an artist that never ceases to entice and excite'

 

 

The Scotsman  'Nor is there any shortage of ambition in Emma-Louise Grady's paintings... the results are certainly impressive, big paintings, richly coloured and densely patterned...what is remarkable, however, is that for all their intricate complexity, they keep their freedom and spontaneity.'

 

 

Artmaguk  'Emma-Louise Grady's large-scale, intricate fabric- like paintings are more about the free intuitive enjoyment of painting and dense pattern-making.'

 

 

Fleming Collective  'Emma-Louise's Grady has been awarded the 2020 Fleming-Wyfold Foundation Award for her majestic patterned works in mixed media which stand out for their ambition and complex beauty'

 

Dundee University Review of the Arts  'Emma-Louise Grady creates dense patterns of colour in her oil and acrylic paintings...her work conjures worlds within worlds.'