Emily Blackmore

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 and works in Los Angeles.

Her work has been featured in a number of European exhibitions including: Open Exhibition at Lovely’s Gallery, Margate, UK; Stimulus at Greenhouse Berlin, Germany; The Many Faces of Barcelona at Jiwar Creation Society, Barcelona; 100% Abstract by Le Dame Gallery, London; 51% Remember Her by Elements Gallery, London; and Element by Trinity Buoy Wharf Residency, London.

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 most recent 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.

Group Exhibitions
Grandparents and Other Wise Ancestors, Still Point Art Gallery, 2020
Women in Art, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2020
Mixed Media, Collage, Digital Art – 2020, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, 2020
Awaken, San Bernardino Art Association, CA, 2019
Love Stories, Art Number 23, London, 2019
Artistic, Abstract Lover, Los Angeles, 2019
Abstract, Light Space Time, Palm Springs, CA, 2019
Christmas Mixed Open, Brockley Art House, London, 2017
On the Books, Victoria Library, London, 2017, curator
Grand Opening Show, Donut Hole Gallery, Online, 2017
Opening Show, AVA Gallery, London, UK, 2017
MA Fine Art Degree Show, University of East London, UK, 2017
2017 Open Exhibition, Lovely’s Gallery, Margate, UK, 2017
Nature’s Beauty, International Gallery of the Arts (IGOA), Online, 2017
The Portrait and Self Portrait, Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery, Online, 2017
Stimulus, Greenhouse Berlin, Germany, 2017
Stimulus, Municipal Art Gallery of Piraeus, Athens, Greece, 2017
100% Abstract, Le Dame Gallery, London, 2017
51% Remember Her, Elements Gallery London, Tower Gallery, 2017
Element, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, 2017
Pay for Postage, State University of New York at New Paltz, USA, 2017
Pay for Postage, University of East London Container Space, UK, 2017
Small Faces, Solent Showcase Gallery, Southampton, UK, 2017
MA Fine Art Exhibition, AVA Gallery, London, 2017
Noble Scholarship Competition, SWOSU Art Gallery, USA, 2008Solo Exhibition
The Many Faces of Barcelona, Jiwar Creation Society, Spain, 2017, curator
University of East London, London, UK, 2017-2018
Jiwar Creation and Society, Barcelona, Spain, April 2017
Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust, London, UK, February 2017

Third Place- Grand Opening Exhibition, The Donut Hole Gallery, Japan, 2017
Third Place for Best in Show- Open Exhibition, Lovely’s Gallery, Margate, 2017
Honorable Mention- Nature’s Beauty Art Contest, International Gallery Of The Arts (IGOA), Toronto, 2017
Long-listed – Visual Art Open, London, 2017
Featured Entry- Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize, London, 2017
ORUEF National Finals- First in Pen and Ink Category, Tulsa, USA, 2006
ORUEF National Finals- First in Fashion Design Category, Tulsa, USA, 2006
ORUEF National Finals- First in Pen and Ink Category, Tulsa, USA, 2005

Still Point Arts Quarterly, Spring Edition, 2020
Consumnes River Journal, Spring 2019, Volume 13
Magazine 43, The Spring Edition, 2018
Art Reveal Magazine, Issue 36, January 2018
The Art Blog, “Sculpture and the Human Condition”, Oct 2017
Wotisart?, June 2017
Average Art Magazine, June 2017
A5 Magazine, June 2017
Blackmore, Emily. “Changing Frames: Engaging Multiple Identities in Cultural Conflicts”, European Scientific Journal. Special Edition, Vol. 1. (2015).