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Emily Little SSA, VAS

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Sculptor Emily Little SSA, VAS
Emily Little

About Emily Little

Emily Little was born in Paraparaumu, New Zealand, Emily Little emigrated to England where she grew up in various parts of the UK. While taking sculpture as a second subject, she graduated with a B.A. Hons degree in Drawing and Painting from Edinburgh College of Art. She later moved to Rome, Italy. She presently lives and works between Edinburgh and Rome. She began painting in oils, acrylics and watercolours and frequently sketched the Pennine landscape while living in West Yorkshire in her early teens. Contemporary to this period she was introduced to the world of the studio potter, which influenced and stimulated her ideas of form. Her residence in Italy furthered the development of her work. After winning a place on a unique and highly selective course (12 participants per year), she spent a three-year period at the Italian Mint in Rome where she learnt the traditional art of designing coins and medals, bas-relief, wax modelling, metal engraving, mould-making and casting as well as taking part in internal commissions for the Italian Head of State (Quirinale) , the Vatican and the Italian Military police. Since then, she has attended further courses on mould-making and casting at Central Snt Martins, London as well as a private, individual course on the creation of watermarks (wax modelling) in Fabriano, Italy.
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Exhibition History of Emily Little

Emily Little`s One Person Shows:

1988 Galleria Del Duomo, Tarquinia, Italy
1989 French Cultural Centre "Saint Louis de France", Rome, Italy
1990 Brazilian Cultural Centre, Rome, Italy
1991 Galleria Il Narciso, Rome, Italy
1993 Galleria Della Tartaruga, Rome, Italy
1995 Solo Arte, Milan, Italy
1996 Galerie Des Ramparts, Antibes, France
1997 Studio Logos, Rome, Italy
2007 Cairns Gallery, Peebles, Scotland

Emily Little`s Group Exhibitions:

Group Exhibitions:

1989 Society Versailles des Artistes d`Ile-de-France, 124 me Salon de Versailles
1991 "Tracce", Laboratorio Calcografia e Incisione, Rome, Italy
1995 ARGAM Associazione Romana Gallerie d`Arte Moderna (Association of Modern Art Galleries in Rome), Rome, Italy
Galleria Il Narciso, Rome, Italy
MIART Fiera d`arte contemporanea (Milan Contemporary Art Fair), Milan, Italy
"Arte straniera in Italia, modi di essere", Milan, Italy
1996 "Artefiera di Bologna" (Bologna Art Fair), Bologna, Italy
Il Voltone della Molinella (sponsored by the City Council), Faenza, Italy
"Art96" Strasbourg, France
Galerie Gallium, Antibes, France
Walton Gallery, London, UK
Solo Arte, Milan, Italy
1997 "Artefiera di Bologna" (Bologna Art Fair), Bologna, Italy
MIART Fiera d`arte contemporanea (Milan Contemporary Art Fair), Milan, Italy
"Emergenti Stranieri", Banca Agricola Milanese, Milan, Italy
"VersiliArte, XVIII Festival La Versiliana", Marina di Pietrasanta, Italy
Cadogan Contemporary Gallery, London, UK
Gilchrist Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Solo Arte, Milan, Italy
1998 Solo Arte, Milan, Italy
2004 Palazzo Ducale, Urbino, Italy
2005 Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Scottish Art Promotion, Caledonian Hilton, Edinburgh
Di Rollo Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
2006 Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
John Green Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Glasgow Art Fair 2006
Broughton Gallery, Broughton, Scotland
The Smithy Gallery, Strathblane, Scotland
2007 Visual Arts Scotland, Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy Galleries, Edinburgh.
The Society of Scottish Artists, Contemporary Art Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy Galleries, Edinburgh.
Glasgow Art Fair 2007
Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Broughton Gallery, Broughton, Scotland
Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen, Scotland
2008 The Society of Scottish Artists, Contemporary Art Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy Galleries, Edinburgh.
The Royal Society of Scottish Water colourists, Annual Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy Galleries, Edinburgh.
Broughton gallery, Broughton, Scotland.
Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen, Scotland.
2009 Visual Arts Scotland, Annual Exhibition, City Arts Centre, Edinburgh.
Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London.
SSA Annual Vision Buildings, Dundee.

Biography / CV of Emily Little

See Emily Little`s Exhibition History and Description.

Artist Statement of Emily Little

Emily Little`s Personal Statement
My sculpture is presently concerned with both representation and form and was influenced by a period of study at the Italian Mint in Rome which lead me to consider the figure in a monumental or symbolic light. This encouraged me to simplify my own sculpture and in some pieces where I have tried to pare down elements to the essential, there is a resulting primitive simplicity about the work.
In contrast, the sobriety associated with the monumental has lead me to produce work which is essentially ironic in nature, humour being the instinctive way in which to deal with the realities of life.

The sculptures present themselves as a juxtaposition between solid mass and finer detail. The female figures are seated however they are not passive. They are conscious and alert as if waiting for an expected, inevitable event and as such allude to a fourth dimension. One figure may be on guard and observant, another may be absorbed in thought, yet another may be trying to glimpse beyond some distant horizon, but they all play a similar role as ?active? participants rather than purely passive sitters or objects of desire.

The majority of the works are individually hand-built using a refractory clay sourced in Verona, Italy and terracotta clay.

Awards and Prizes of Emily Little

Emily Little`s Awards
Prix du Conseil General de Versailles for a painting presented at the 124?me Salon de Versailles, France
Short-listed for Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust
Visual Arts Scotland 2007, The Dorothy Duff Memorial Prize for watercolour painting
Visual Arts Scotland 2009, The Dorothy Duff Memorial Prize for watercolour painting.

Symposiums

Emily Little`s Symposiums
1994 Seminario de Sargadelos, XXIII Esperiencia de Tecnologia y Escuela Libre, Ceramic workshop symposium, Lugo, Spain. One-month residency.

Qualifications / Education of Emily Little

Emily Little`s Education
1981 Art and Design Foundation Course, Percival Whitley College of Further Education, Halifax, West Yorkshire (UK)
1984 B.A. (Hons) Painting and Drawing, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
1994 Seminario de Sargadelos, XXIII Esperiencia de Tecnologia y Escuela Libre, Ceramic workshop symposium, Lugo, Spain. One-month residency.
1999 Scuola dell?Arte della Medaglia, Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, Rome, Italy (three-year full-time course)
2000 Bronze Casting Workshop, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK
2003 Mould Making and Casting Workshop, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK.

Influences / Inspiration of Emily Little

Emily Little`s Influences
Marino Marini, Brezka, Arp and Frink, are sculptors who I have taken inspiration from. However, this does not necessarily imply that my work resembles theirs in any way.
Additionally the theatre, its creation of space and light and and its suggestion of what is not visible has affected my work considerably.

Price Range of Work

Emily Little's work has a price range from £1,167 to £2,967

Mediums utilised

Emily Little's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Emily Little's work is found in the following categories on site:
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (2)
Human Figurative Sculptures (2)
Humorous Witty Amusing Lighthearted Fun Jolly Whimsical Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (2)
Caricature Sculptures Statues statuettes (2)
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue (2)
Stylized People Sculptures
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Reserved Reticent Aloof Withdrawn Introspective Calm sculpture statue statuette
Figurative Public Art Sculptures
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines
Grotesque Sculptures / Statues / figurines to order Commission Custom Bespoke Sculptures
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures
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"All my life as an artist I have asked myself: What pushes me continually to make sculpture? I have found the answer. art is an action against death. It is a denial of death. "
Jacques Lipchitz
1891-1973
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