Emma Elliott is a British artist whose central concerns are the incongruous and hypocritical aspects of humanity and our connections with history and animality. Working primarily across sculpture and painting, she explores the relationships between the refined and the primitive, the physical and the spiritual. She examines the human condition from up close and afar, honing in on minute anatomical and psychological details and broadly surveying the influences of our collective past on present behaviour, often in the same piece.
Elliott was classically trained in painting and figurative sculpture both in the UK and Italy. Her work combines the high level craftsmanship and technique resulting from this training with a fearless questioning of ideology, religion, philosophy and society.
Elliott has exhibited widely, including Wander_Land, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Penzance 2023; Political Art, U-jazdowski Museum of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, 2021/22; The Unlit Path, Hardwick Gallery, Cheltenham 2022; Summer Exhibition, The Royal Society of Sculptors, London, 2023/2021. Emma has won awards with The Chaiya Art Award, 2020, Sunny Art Prize 2019, Passion for Freedom 2015 and Winter Pride 2014; and her work is held in a number of prestigious public and private collections.