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.