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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

SW GRAD SHOW - Exeter Phoenix, Devon, November - December 2018

RECENT GRADUATES SHOW - Beside the Wave, Falmouth, June 2018

FALMOUTH DEGREE SHOW - Woodlane, Falmouth University, May 2018

STIWDIO MAELOR COLLECTION - Corris, February 2018 - Present

TIPPING POINTS & CHAOS - Tremough, Penryn, May - October 2017

SECOND YEAR SHOW - The Poly, Falmouth, March 2017

NAUTICAL - The Fish Factory, Falmouth, May 2016

CORNWALL ART FAIR - St. Ives Guildhall, April 2016


AWARDS

Shortlisted - ROYAL BATH & WEST ART SCHOLARSHIP 2019/2020

CAST CULTIVATOR STUDIO AWARD 2018/2019

Shortlisted - ARTIST OF THE YEAR, Destig Magazine, June 2018

ACS / FALMOUTH MATERIALS AWARD, 2016/2017 


Emily Olivia Tapp (b. 1997, Bedfordshire, UK) currently lives and works from Cornwall. Since the start of her career, Tapp has been making hand-sewn, textile based pieces that comment on the politics of gender, landscape, Women’s Work techniques and the progression of textiles in the contemporary art world.  

Tapp is an unorthodox cartographer, her maps manifesting form in canvas and clay. Her practice encompasses painting, textiles and ceramics and is informed by landscape, colour field painting and the genre of Land Art. Across all disciplines, her work investigates the art of natural colour and the processing of raw materials by hand. The works are not pictorially recognisable as landscapes but are, very literally, ‘of land’.

Pigments are obtained from earth and natural materials, then processed in the studio to produce enriched hues. Every piece begins like a patchwork - off the stretcher frame. Elements of dyed cotton, canvas and raw linen are spread out on the studio floor and composed before being stitched together and stretched over a frame. The final paintings are thought of as maps, reflecting on time and environment, conveying a unique sense of place. The maps are indeterminate of their geographic location but nonetheless, an insistent sort of fact.

There is a literal stitching together of histories, place and materials in the work, which pushes landscape painting beyond recognisable format. The use of sewing and textiles within her painting practice alludes to traditional methods used by women throughout history, elevating 'Women's Work' techniques to a Fine Art status.

Currently artist in residence at CAST, Cornwall. 2018/19.

Represented by Singulart and North Coast Asylum.


RESIDENCIES

CAST - Helston, Cornwall, September 2018 - June 2019

GRAYS WHARF - Penryn, Cornwall, July 2018

STIWDIO MAELOR - Corris, Wales, November 2017


EDUCATION

Falmouth School of Art, BA (HONS) Fine Art — 2015 - 2018