Emily Kirby

Emily Kirby

Hove , East Sussex, United Kingdom

About Emily Kirby

The majority of Emily’s work draws on the study of people and wildlife, using the figure as the central object for interpretation. Interested in exploring methods of painting that allow her to communicate and express raw emotion and movement, a continued investigation into colour and form lay at the heart of Kirby's practice.

Born into a family of artists in Zambia, Emily’s roots continue to have a deep impact on her work. Emily currently lives in Brighton but regularly returns to Africa to travel, paint and exhibit.

Emily has exhibited internationally with shows in cities including London, Lusaka, Dubai, New York, Prague and Valladolid. In 2012 Emily was awarded The Chairmans Ngoma Award for Visual Artist in the Diaspora by the Zambian Arts Council.

Education

Art Foundation at Brighton City College 2003

Exhibitions

Upcoming:


-ING Discerning Eye Exhibition 19 Nov - 31 Dec


Past:

2020 May - Sept Solo Show 10 Gresham Street, London
2020 June Wildlife Artist of the Year, Mall Galleries, London
2019 Nov 5-10,Solo Exhibtion, 145 Bethnal Green Road, London
2019 August Joint Exhibition 37d Gallery Lusaka
2019 April Joint Exhibition with Peter Mammes, London
2019 March 14-17, The Other Art Fair, London
2018 Nov 8-11 The Other Art Fair Brooklyn, New York
2018 Group Exhibition, Mall Galleries, WAY, London
2018 The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, London
2017 Joint Exhibition with Radu Tesaro, Bez Zebraldi Theatre, Prague
2017 The Other Art Fair, Old Truman Brewery, London
2017 The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, London
2016 Joint Exhibition, 37d Gallery, Lusaka
2016 Solo Exhibition, Menier Gallery , London
2015 Solo Exhibition, Pioneer Underwriters, London
2015 Solo Exhibition, Red Dot Gallery, Lusaka
2014 Group Exhibition, The Mall Gallery, WAY, London
2014 Joint Exhibition, Stoke Newington Library, London
2014, Group Exhibition, Government House, Lusaka
2013 Solo Exhibition, The 37b Gallery, Lusaka
2012 Joint Exhibition, Stoke Newington Library, London
2012 Group Exhibition, Saba House Gallery, Surrey
2012 Group Exhibition, Mall Gallery, WAY, London
2012 Solo Exhibition, Red Dot Gallery, Lusaka
2011 Group Exhibition, Art and Escape Gallery, Suffolk
2011 Group Exhibition, Mall Gallery, WAY, London
2011 Solo Exhibition, Red Dot Gallery, Lusaka
2011 Solo Exhibition, Kings College, Cambridge University
2011 Group Exhibition, View Art Gallery,Bristol
2010 Group Exhibition, Art & Escape Gallery, London
2009 Joint Exhibition, Pyrimida House, Prague