Emma Kemp has always shown an interest in art and the process of making, which led her to live and study in Florence in 2004. She then proceeded to Nottingham Trent University for a Fine-Art degree, during which she acquired a different approach to her practice, exploring interactive and community arts. She continued in this line or work after graduating yet soon began to miss the craft and tactile nature of clay and with this in mind, moved to Bristol in 2010 to focus on figurative sculpture.
Since then Emma hasn’t looked back, as galleries and buyers increasingly take interest in her work. Her work can be seen in galleries around the UK and has been shown internationally at Affordable Art Fairs, as well as showcased at Open exhibitions at the RWA, Bristol and a solo show at Hours space last year.
Emma has also installed some public sculptures around UK, including a bronze figure in front of Amelia Lodge in Henleaze, Bristol. Emma is driven to create sculpture that appeals to the senses and through her work, she explores human experience: from how we feel to how we move, to how we deal with everyday life and the choices we make.
You can find out more at www.emmajeankemp.com.