Emily Blackmore was born in Texas in 1987. She moved to London in 2016 to study at the University of East London’s MA Fine Art course. Emily has a BA in Communication from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and an MLS in Global Studies from Southern Methodist University. Both have informed her work with a sensitivity to message and a conceptual awareness of the human condition. She now lives in Big Bear, California, where she works as an Interior Designer and Commission Artist.
Her work is on display at The Wild Coyote Gallery in Big Bear and has been featured in exhibitions around the world, including: the traveling show Stimulus at Greenhouse Berlin and the Municipal Art Gallery in Athens; The Many Faces of Barcelona at Jiwar Creation Society, Barcelona; 100% Abstract by Le Dame Gallery, London; and Grand Opening Show at The Donut Hole Gallery in Japan.
As an artist, Emily Blackmore explores why people do what they do, visually representing the complexities of the human condition in mixed media and sculpture. Her practice is characterized by mixed paint and drawing media and a celebration of diversity.
Her continuous line series attempts to highlight the paradox of our shared humanity and our unrepeatable singularity. We all have basic needs; however, our experiences, choices, and personalities make us unique. The series began with abstract mixed media painting and progressed to include continuous line portraits, 3D relief paintings, and wire sculpture.
Emily’s sculptures are abstract forms inspired by nature. She likes to combine non-traditional materials and often plays with the meaning of a piece by using humble and precious elements side-by-side.