Born February 28, 1996
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.
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
2021, StART, Surrey, UK
2021, Darl-E Bear Gallery, Oxford, UK
2020, TRiCERA, Japan
2019, New Blood Art Gallery, London, UK
Group Exhibition, Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel, Edinburgh
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
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
Group Exhibition, Duncan of Jordanstone, Degree Show, Dundee
Group Exhibition, Generator Projects, Dundee
Trinity Buoy Wharf, Drawing Prize 2021, London
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design 2016-2019 BA HONS Fine
Glasgow Clyde College, Contemporary Art 2013-2016 Art
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.'