BORN: - -
UK, 1974 - -
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LIVES/WORKS: - -
London, UK - -
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EDUCATION: - -
1997-1998 MA fine art Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
1993-1996 BA fine art Central Saint Martins College of Art, London
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SOLO EXHIBITIONS: - -
2002 Emma Bennett, New Paintings Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, London
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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2008 Scope New York New York
2007 The Future Can Wait Ellis Rumley Projects, Atlantis Gallery, London
2007 Equinox Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2007 London Art Fair Islington Business Design Centre, London
2007 Scope Basel Basel
2007 Scope London London
2006 Nocturnal Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London
2006 John Moores 24 / Liverpool Biennale BiennaleWalker Gallery, Liverpool
2006 Preview Berlin Berlin
2006 London Art Fair Islington Business Design Centre, London
2005 Between Dog & Wolf Clapham Art Gallery, London
2005 Art Frankfurt Frankfurt
2005 Kunst Zurich Zurich
2005 Berliner Liste Berlin
2004 Forever Beautiful Clapham Art Gallery, London
2004 Emma Bennett, Marion Coutts, Anna Lucas Front, London
2003 Gate Dartmoor, UK (open air film screening)
2003 Artissima 2003 Turin
2001 A Month in the Garden The Museum of Garden History, London
2001 Bittersweet Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, London
2001 Unchaperoned Aroma Project Space, Berlin
2001 Deptford X Deptford X, London
2001 ArtBrussels 2001 Brussels
1999 Acrebarparc Proposition Gallery, Belfast
1999 Blink Princelet Street, London
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AWARDS & RESIDENCIES: -
1997 British Academy Postgraduate Award
1996 ACAVA First Base Studio Residency 1996-1997
1996 Arte Viva Residency, Senegalia, Italy
1996 King Sturge Art PrizeL Highly Commended
1996 Thames and Hudson Painting Award
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COLLECTIONS: - -
David Roberts, London
& Private Collections
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ARTIST STATEMENT: -
Bennett’s work consists of appropriated imagery (such as fruit, flowers and animals) that are painted in oil and placed within monochromatic veils of poured lacquer. The luminosity of the original source material is retained but the pictorial motifs are re-presented in new compositional arrangements that suggest alternative narratives. The artist is engaged in an ongoing investigation into the emotions associated with love and death, yet she employs a celebratory combination of languages that reveal an abstract sensibility. Essentially, the work explores the relationship between abstraction and representation; contemporary and historical; signifier and signified.