Camilla Emson’s multidisciplinary practice is concerned with the play, participation and performance of making.  Her practice includes an interaction between the body and pliable materials such as molten glass and fiber, to investigare response-ability and human plasticity.  
 
Emson is an artist, dance movement psychotherapist and somatic experiencing practitioner and is motivated by cutting edge research that says we remain plastic throughout life.  The work she creates is formed out of a devotion to material malleability and human plasticity/changeability. 
Emson wants to return to the body as an intelligent and self-regulating vessel.  The body can become stuck or frozen by the traumas of life and the "numbing agents" of modern living.  Her play with tools deliberately re introduces the body in space in an attempt re-map experience and alter perspectives.
 
In her most recent work Steps to Recovery, 2016 commissioned human rights lawyer by Paul van Zyl (41 Conduit Street), Emson collaborated with a safe house for recovering addicts to block-print and sew 30 meters of muslin using tools she sourced in India, which was then suspended from copper pipes.
 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

Solo Shows

2013 Fibrosis curated by Cyril Moumen, New York

2011 Gateways The Crate Gallery, Dunworth Mews, London.

 

Group Shows

2017

Art Night Associate Programme 2017, WhiteChapel Gallery

The House of Penelope, Gallery 46 Whitechapel, London curated by Alix Janta-Polczynski and Lauren Jones

2016

"Steps to Recovery" commissioned by Paul Van Zyl collection Maiyet,  Basement of 41 Conduit Street London

An Irregular Network of Passages, Lamb Arts curated by Roya Sachs, London

Art Barter at Art Dubai 16

2015

The Behaviour of Being, The Cob Gallery, London

Painting Show: Infero, Rook and Raven, London

2014

"It's time to hit the road" Gerson Zevi, Leila Heller Gallery, New York

Shapeshifters, Slyzmud Gallery, Buenos Aires

Material Identity, Rook and Raven, London
St Moritz Art Masters, 'INDIA' Switzerland
Chelsea and Goldsmiths Collaboration Marking the Invisible live art performance
Drawing into Sculpture, Griffin Gallery, London
Future Flesh, 223 Gallery, 27th March 6pm Heart as Infomer: Mother live art performance
Art14 London | Gallery Nosco
London Art Fair | Lamb Arts, Business Design Centre, Islington

2013

Gerson Zevi | Yorkshire Sculpture Park 30th November 3pm Heart as Informer: group live art performance
Freedom From Torture Art Auction fundraiser by Christies
intimate, Frameless & Nosco Gallery, London
Art Licks Weekend, 6th Oct 3pm Heart as Informer:public live art performance, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Peckham
Totem: Trajectories in tragedy & triumph, AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
ArtRio, Gallery Nosco, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The London Project, Gerson Zevi curated by Alma Zevi, London
The London Group: The Centenary Open 2013, The Cello Factory, London
Binary, Largo Das Artes, Rio de Janiero
Building Bridges, Fundacion Rozenblum, Argentina

2012

Once I Was a House (Startin Up Project) curated by Deborah Shahar, Tel Aviv 
Vieraat Arteles Residency Open Studios, Finland
ArtRio, Gallery Nosco, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Less is More Gallery Nosco, Lambs Conduit Street, London
'What do you worship?'  The Crypt St Pancreas Church, Euston, London
The Sublime Body The Parlour Arts Project Space, Kentish Town, London
Verging Frameless Gallery, Clerkenwell, London

2011

MA Degree Show City & Guilds of London Art School, London
InsideOut Joint Show at The Ellenborough Gallery, Gloucestershire
Art/Unity/Hope Art Event in support of the Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Fund
Group Show 20 Hoxton Square Projects, London

Residencies

2016: Sri Lanka at Our Breath of Life Sanctuary 

2015: The Beekeepers / Mia Pfiefer:Cob Gallery, Portugal

2013: Gerson Zevi Land Art Road Trip, US
          BSM Fundacion Rozenblum Buenos Aries, Aregentina

2011: Arteles Center Hahmajärventie 26 38490 Haukijärvi Finland. www.arteles.org

 

Education

2016 Modern Mystery School

2013-2016 Goldsmiths Masters in Dance Movement Psychotherpy
3 yrs Somatic Experiencing Training at SOS Internationale
2011 November 22/23 - TA101 – Transactional Analysis Training / 12/13 - ‘Babies Know’ Workshop.
April – Experiential Institute. Onsite. USA. 30 hours supervised counselling skills.
2010-11 City and Guilds Masters in Fine Art Painting and Sculpture
Regent’s School of Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology. Foundation in Psychotherapy and Counselling.
2007-10 Sussex University. Joint Bachelors Degree in International Relations & Philosophy
2005 Sept, Oct and Nov. New York Film Academy –St.Catherines, Oxford.
2004-5 Art Foundation, Chelsea Arts School