Emily Jolley
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July Open Studios

Cambridge Open Studios 2018
Cambridge Open Studios 2018


Showing at Hot Numbers
Painting included in Hot Number's (Gwydir Street) Open Exhibition 12 December until 4 February 2018.
Showing at Hot Numbers

Abstract painting
Emily’s artwork draws on the modernist tradition, especially abstract expressionism.
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Emily is interested in the balance between the artist’s gestures and the nature of the materials used working together to form something compelling. Their making embraces disorder, fixing surprises and movement to a surface, though the effect is controlled and meditative. Emily’s paintings are objects to be lived with.

2018 exhibitions include: 

  • Hot Numbers until 4 February 2018
  • COS summer exhibition 21-22 July 2018

Emily studied fine art painting at Bath Spa University, graduating with a First and showing work at the Holburne Museum, Bath; Old Truman Brewery, London; and Candid Arts, London. Prior to this she achieved Distinction at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Art Foundation year, won the Howes Smith Memorial Prize for drawing, and had work displayed at the Lowry Centre in Salford Quays, Manchester.

After university Emily developed a successful career in business development. Since early 2016 she has been working on a freelance basis to facilitate a return to painting and showing her work. Summer 2016 exhibitions included Espresso Library, Cambridge, 13 May – 7 July; Untitled Artists Fair, London, 3-5 June; Stapleford Granary open studios, Stapleford, 23-24 July. During 2017 Emily has been on maternity leave.