Emeline Tate

Emeline Tate

Palm Springs, CA, United States

About Emeline Tate

I am a British Artist and Designer that grew up on the South Coast of England. After Art School I received a degree in Fashion Design. While working for the creative fashion company Ted Baker as a Technical Designer, I realized I had a need to create for myself. So, in my spare time, I would create fun contemporary art pieces inspired by my childhood memories. In 1999 I had an exhibition within my own home for fun and invited family and friends. Within a few years I did over twenty pop up art shows around London. I showed my art in small gallery spaces, bars and restaurants.

In 2005 I got married to my soulmate and moved to California and was able to work on my art fulltime. I had my first group art show in Palm Springs in 2008 at Janssen Art Space. Then in 2010 my husband had a job opportunity in Canada. Leaving my art behind in Palm Springs was very difficult. To continue to be creative I started manipulating photos of my original artwork with Photoshop. I discovered I enjoyed making prints using my art as a starting point. I started to use print on demand companies for fun. Other companies then reached out to me and so I started licensing my prints on a wide variety of products.

After winning two print competitions with the company Printed Village, they then invited me to go to New York. This was to film an episode of The Profit with Marcus Lemonis with my famous geometric print that one of his companies wanted as a swimsuit. The following year I won the Threadless Accelerator Award, and I was given money to help me boost my art business.

We decided to return to Palm Springs in 2018. Since moving back, I have had several successful art shows. I am particularly happy that my studio space located next to the family home is now back up and running. While working in it I feel like I have returned to my happy place.

I believe that art does not always have to be flat and it does not always have to be on walls. Sometimes I like to paint in blocks of color or stencil my colors using handmade stencils. I also like to use plaster casts and compose my casts on canvas. I work in a minimal and clean way. My work is almost childlike and naïve, but my pieces are created in a well thought out way. Sometimes the ideas have been in my head for a long time before I am able to execute them.

My original art works are inspired by memories or stories. In particular I create art that is connected to the games and toys I played with as a child. Or I create art pieces using words either by hand stenciling them or by making 3D letters. The words I use are from my notebooks that I have written in over the years. Recently I have decided to choose happy and positive sentences from my London notebooks for my latest word pieces.

Education

Fashion Design Degree

Art Foundation

Events

WINNER of Threadless Accelerator Program

WINNER of Printed Village "Chicago Black Hawks" competition 2018

WINNER of Printed Village "Shoe" competition 2016

WINNER of Printed Village "Pop Geo" competition 2014

Hand picked by Hilary Duff for her holiday collection at Casetify Dec 2014

Exhibitions

GROUP SHOWS

Selection of group shows in downtown Palm Springs at Janssen Art Space. Shows in 2008 at the old gallery space on Indian Canyon and then 2018 - 2020 in the gallery on Tahquitz Canyon.

SOLO SHOWS

2013 - SOLO - Watershed Arts Cafe, Langley, CANADA

2008 - TAKE TWO - John Brown, 136-142 Bramley Road, London, UK
2008 - HERE WE GO AGAIN - Tate House, 31 Choumert Square, London,UK
2008 - BOLD, BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL - Petitou, 63 Choumert Road, London, UK
2008 - SHAPES & COLOUR - Freud Gallery, 198 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, UK
2007 - GARDEN GALLERY - Osterley House, Jersey Road, Middlesex, UK
2007 - OPEN HOUSE - Tate House, 31 Choumert Square, London, UK

2006 - DARK OR LIGHT - The Roebuck, 50 Great Dover Street, London, UK
2006 - WE ARE OPEN - Tate House, 31 Choumert Square, London, UK
2006 - TWO - The Roebuck, 50 Great Dover Street, London, UK
2006 - SHOP WINDOW - Hot Couture Vintage Fashions, 101 3rd Street, Santa Rosa, CA USA
2006 - KLINIK - The Klinik, 65 Exmouth Market, London, UK

2005 - ART AGAIN - Tate House, 31 Choumert Square, London, UK
2005 - TO BE CONTINUED - Freud Gallery, 198 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, UK

2004 - MISCELLANEOUS - Tate House, 31 Choumert Square, London
2004 - BETWEEN THE LINES - Medcalf, 40 Exmouth Market, London, UK
2004 - READ & REMEMBER - The Studio Lounge Bar, Waterstones Piccadilly, London, UK

2003 - WORDS & PICTURES - The Pool, 104-108 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, UK
2003 - TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT - Tate House, 31 Choumert Square, London, UK
2003 - READ OUR ART - Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, Hoxton, London, UK

2002 - COLOURFUL LANGUAGE - Tate House, 31 Choumert Square, London, UK
2002 - CONNECTION - The Peckham Experiment, 168 Bellenden Road, London, UK
2002 - HIDDEN MIND - Tate House, 31 Choumert Square, London, UK

2001 - SELECTIVE MEMORY - Herbal, 12-14 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London, UK
2001 - ROTATE - Tate House, 31 Choumert Square, London, UK

2000 - MUTUAL AGREEMENT - Tate House, 31 Choumert Sqaure, London, UK
2000 - LOOK AROUND- Tate House, 31 Choumert Square, London, UK

1999 - CODED CREATIONS - Tate House, 31 Choumert Square, London, UK


GROUP SHOWS

2013 - INTERNATIONAL ART WEEK - White Rock, Canada
2013 - SHOW CASE CITIES - Richmix, Shoreditch, London, UK

2011 - HELP A LONDON CHILD - Chelsea Members Club, Stamford Bridge, London, UK

2009 - TATE THE BISCUIT - Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London, UK
2009 - LET'S PLAY - Maverick Showroom, 68-72 Redchurch Street, London, UK
2009 - WOMEN ARTISTS ON IMMIGRATION - KCC, Los Angeles Art Gallery, Wilshire Blvd, USA
2009 - LUXURY GOODS - Foundry, 84-86 Great Eastern Street, London, UK

2008 - SMALL WONDER - Janssen Art Space, Palm Springs, California, USA
2008 - WOMEN ARTISTS - Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, Dulwich, London, UK

2007 - PAINTED TONGUE - Union Street Gallery, 1527 Otto Blvd, Chicago Heights, IL USA
2007 - SHOWCASE ARTISTS - Plaza Arts Centre, 130 Plaza Street Healdsburg, CA USA

2006 - ANYHING GOES - Plaza Arts, 130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg, CA USA
2006 - ART IN MIND 5 - The Brick Lane Gallery, 196 Brick Lane,London, UK
2006 - ART IN MIND 4 - The Brick Lane Gallery, 196 Brick Lane, London, UK
2006 - GROUP SHOW - Moso Arthouse, 7 Barnsbury Road, Islington, London, UK
2006 - TRANSISTIONS - Plaza Arts, 130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg, CA USA
2006 - SMITTEN - Plaza Arts, 130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg, CA USA
2006 - MINATURES AT THE MANOR - Plaza Arts, 130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg, CA USA

2005 - IN THE ABSTRACT - Sebastopol Centre for the Arts, 6780 Depot Street, Sebastopol, CA USA
2005 - TEXTURES - Plaza Arts, 130 Plaza Street, Headsburg, CA USA

2004 - ART IN MIND - La Viande Gallery, 3 Charlotte Road, London, UK

2000 - GLITTER HAMPER - 18 Kingsland Road, London, UK
2000 - LIGHTHEARTE NOSTALGIA - Tate House, 31 Choumert Square, London, UK

1999 - SURFACE TENSION - Tate House, 31 Choumert Square, London, UK


ART FAIRS

2004 - BATTERSEA CONTEMPORARY ART, BAC,Lavender Hill, London, UK