Overview

b. 1984, Aberdeen, Scotland
Lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland 

 

Edinburgh-based artist Emily Moore creates arresting landscape paintings using an amalgamation of personal source images - usually photographs taken to record her own travels and experiences. Each body of work is a documentation of those experiences, the creative process allowing Moore to recall each place and combine them to create new, anonymous landscapes. In particular Moore is drawn to the patterns and forms of mountainous environments and the contrasting, geometric shapes and lines of the man-made structures which inhabit them. Her paintings explore the tension between these two conflicting themes, looking to strike a balance within the final composition. The physical act of creating a piece, the surface and materials, has always been an important part of Moore's practice. She works directly onto wooden birch panels, constructing the image in individual detailed layers, whilst retaining elements of the natural wood beneath. 

 

Emily Moore graduated with a first class degree from Edinburgh College of Art in 2013. In 2012 she was awarded the Royal Scottish Academy Keith Prize and during her final year was selected for the Saatchi New Sensations Long-list. Since graduating Moore has been shortlisted for many high profile art awards including the Griffin Art Prize, the Rise Art Prize and the Zealous Emerge Art Awards. Moore has exhibited extensively throughout the UK including regularly exhibiting at the annual Royal Scottish Academy open exhibitions, where in 2016 she won the Royal Scottish Academy Guthrie Award. This year Moore was selected for the Jackson's Open Painting Prize Long-list and has been shortlisted for the Biscuit Factory's Open Contemporary Young Artist Award. Moore's work is held in many private collections around the world and she continues to exhibit her work internationally. 

Works
Exhibitions
Biography

Education

2013 Edinburgh College of Art BA (Hons) First Class

2012 Massachusetts College of Art and Design, International Exchange Programme

Awards

2019 Shortlist The Open Contemporary Young Artst Award, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

2019 Longlist Jackson's Open Paintng Prize

2018 Zealous Emerge Art Prize Finalist

2018 Rise Art Painter of the Year Award

2018 Greyfriar’s Art Shop Prize, Scottish Society of Artists & Visual Arts Scotland Open, Edinburgh

2017 Mefan Gallery Commendation

2016 Detail Framing Studio Prize, Society of Scottish Artists, Edinburgh

2016 Royal Scottish Academy Guthrie Award

2013 The Griffin Art Prize People’s Choice Award

2013 The Griffin Art Prize Liquitex sponsorship

2013 Shortlist the Griffin Art Prize 2013, The Griffin Gallery, London

2013 Shortlist Creative Futures Residencies, The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada

2013 Longlist New Sensations UK 2013, Saatchi Gallery, London

2013 Shortlist Many Graduate Residency Programme 2013/14 Glasgow

2013 Artspace2let prize, Edinburgh

2013 Longlist Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Art Prize 2013, Newcastle 

2012 Royal Scottish Academy Keith Prize

Selected Exhibitions

 

2019 OPEN, Scottish Society of Artists & Visual Arts Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2019 Utopia - What's Yours? Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries

2019 The Biscuit Factory Open Contemporart Young Artist Award, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

2019 Mountainscapes, Maybaum Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2019 Field of Vision, Lisa Norris Gallery, London

2019 Visual Arts Scotland ALIGHT 2019, Royal Scotsh Academy, Edinburgh

2018 Solo Exhibition: SnowLines, the Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh

2018 A contour, a curve - lie of the land, Gallery57, Arudnel, West Sussex

2018 40:40 Vision, Wasps Studios, Kirkcudbright Gallery

2018 Visual Arts Scotland & Summerhall: SATELLITE, Summerhall, Edinburgh

2018 Rise Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, House of Vans, London

2017 Scottish Society of Artists & Visual Arts Scotland: OPEN, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2017 OUTLINES, Urbane Art Gallery, Edinburgh

2017 The Meffan Winter Exhibition, Meffan Gallery, Forfar

2017 Royal Scottish Academy Annual Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2017 G.L.U.E. Tent Gallery, Edinburgh

2017 Edinburgh Collage Collective Exhibition, Skylark, Edinburgh

2016 Visual Arts Scotland FLY 2016, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2016 The Society of Scottish Artists Annual Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2016 Mixed Exhibition, Newave Gallery, Aberdeen

2016 Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show, Bonhams, Edinburgh

2016 Royal Scottish Academy Annual Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2016 Exploiting perspectives; a harmony in chaos, Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh

2016 Moving mountains, Lime Tree Gallery, Fort William

2015 Scottish Society of Artists Annual Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2015 Royal Scottish Academy Annual Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2015 Line, Connection, Sculpture, Causey Contemporary, New York

2015 Milk and Honey? Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show, Bonhams, Edinburgh

2015 Art Paris 2015 with Sarah Myerscough Gallery, Grand Palais, Paris

2015 London Art Fair 2015 with Sarah Myerscough Gallery, Business Design Centre, London

2014 Royal Scottish Academy Annual Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2014 Christmas Exhibition 2014, Claremont Gallery, Aberdeen

2014 Flock, Woodend Barn, Aberdeenshire

2014 Hung, Drawn & Quartered, Perth Museum and Gallery

2014 Fabric of the Land, Aberdeen

2014 Native Collective, Junction Arts, Aberdeen

2014 INSPIRED!, Bonhams, Edinburgh

2014 Aberdeen Artists Annual Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen

2014 GLASSHOUSE Smart Consultants, Aberdeen

2014 Salony: Embassy Members’ Show 2014, Embassy, Edinburgh

2013 Royal Scottish Academy Annual Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2013 Griffin Art Prize 2013: Shortlist Exhibition, Griffin Gallery, London

>High House Gallery, Oxon

>White Moose Gallery, Devon

2013 Graduate Selection, Hula, Edinburgh

2013 Black Cube Collective Annual Show 2013, Whitespace, Edinburgh

2013 London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery, London

2013 Fabric of the Land, Geology and Petroleum Department, University of Aberdeen

>Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

2013 THIS LAND, The Travelling Gallery, Scotland

2013 Artspace2let Exhibition, Edinburgh

2013 Best of the Degree Show 2013, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow

6x4”, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee

2013 Scottish Society of Artist’s Annual Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2013 Defcon Salon 1: Embassy Members’ Show 2013, Embassy, Edinburgh

2013 TOMS Art of Giving Tour, Whitespace, Edinburgh

2012 Royal Scottish Academy Annual Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy,Edinburgh

2012 Middle Land Responses to drawing: Royal College of Art, Departure Foundation, Birmingham 

2012 London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery, London

2012 Massart All School Show, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

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