Rosie Emerson is a printmaker on the up, praised by the fashion and art world alike for her otherwordly portraits. She takes classical or contemporary female figures and transforms their image into something surreal and dreamy, often screenprinted using unusual materials including charcoal powder, ash and sawdust to create subtle texture.
Emerson’s most recent Photopolymer etchings continue to push printmaking in new directions, her monochrome portraits are delicately embossed with unusual materials; salt, netting, hair and cellophane. Her hand build theatre Marquette’s, play with scale and create ornate surrounds to her subjects. Her works almost always echo previous eras and sometimes other worlds entirely.
Emerson has exhibited widely on the international scene. London shows solo exhibitions with Annouska, The Ivy Club and Harvey Nichols. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Another Magazine, Sunday Times Style. Emerson was invited to be artist in residence at Somerset House and also has a Guinness Wold record for creating the worlds largest cyanotype photograph. Her portraits are becoming increasingly desirable.