Rosie Emerson is an award winning contemporary artist on the up, praised by the fashion and art world alike for her otherworldly portraits. Rosie takes classical or contemporary female figures and transforms their image into something surreal and dreamy. She uses screen printing techniques and unusual materials including charcoal powder, ash and sawdust to create subtle texture. Rosie also works in cyanotype, and created the world’s largest cyanotype photograph at the Hackney WickED festival, which became an official world record.
Rosie’s figures draw reference from archetypes old and new, from Artemis to the modern day super model, each solitary figure becoming an allegory of her own fantasy. Inspired by her love of theatre, performance, shrines and rituals, she uses lighting, costume, set and prop making, alongside printmaking and painting to create other worldly one off pieces.
Rosie has exhibited widely on the national and international scene. Recent London shows include The Ivy Club, Smithson Gallery and Harvey Nichols. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Another Magazine, The Sunday Times Style and The Independent, and commissions include Sony, Triumph, Toms and Annoushka fine jewellery. In 2014 Rosie was invited to be artist in residence at Somerset House.