CAMILLA EMSON (b. 1985, London, UK) lives and works in London.
Education: 2011 City & Guilds, London, UK, Masters in Fine Art Painting and Sculpture; 2016 Goldsmiths, London, UK, Masters in Dance Movement Psychotherapy.
With an extensive training in dance and movement and a background in fine art, Camilla’s multidisciplinary practice uses the moving body and pliable sculpture materials, such as molten glass and fiber, to incite transformation. The systems that emerge in her sewn works are inspired by her biomorphic glass forms, created out of a devotion to response-ability and human plasticity; often indicating psychobiological shifts and/or shifts in consciousness. Her play with tools deliberately reintroduces the body in space in an attempt to un-do and re-do maps of experience.
Selected solo exhibitions: Fibrosis curated by Cyril Moumen, New York (2013); Gateways, The Crate Gallery, Dunworth Mews, London (2011).
Selected group exhibitions include: D.REM, a dream sensorium, The Freud Meuseum 2018; Skinscapes, Unit 1 Project Space, London 2017; Art Night 2017, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2017); The House of Penelope, Gallery 46 Whitechapel, London curated by Alix Janta-Polczynski and Lauren Jones (2017); Steps to Recovery commissioned by Paul Van Zyl collection Maiyet, Basement of 41 Conduit Street London (2016); An Irregular Network of Passages, Lamb Arts curated by Roya Sachs, London (2016); Art Barter at Art Dubai 16 (2016); The Behaviour of Being, The Cob Gallery, London (2015); Painting Show: Infero, Rook and Raven, London (2015); It's time to hit the road, Gerson Zevi, Leila Heller Gallery, New York (2014); Shapeshifters, Slyzmud Gallery, Buenos Aires (2014); Material Identity, Rook and Raven, London (2014); Drawing into Sculpture, Griffin Gallery, London (2014); Gerson Zevi | Yorkshire Sculpture Park 30th November 3pm Heart as Informer: group live art performance (2013); Art Licks Weekend, Heart as Informer: public live art performance, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Peckham (2013); ArtRio, Gallery Nosco, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) (2013); The London Project (Gerson Zevi curated by Alma Zevi), London (2013); Building Bridges, Fundacion Rozenblum, Argentina (2013); Once I Was a House (Startin Up Project) curated by Deborah Shahar, Tel Aviv (2012); What do you worship?, The Crypt St Pancras Church, Euston, London (2012); The Sublime Body, The Parlour Arts Project Space, Kentish Town, London (2012); Verging Frameless Gallery, Clerkenwell, London (2012); Group Show Hoxton Square (2011)