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Studio Portrait 2018, by Sinclair Cunningham Photography 

Emily Fong Artist

Emily is an artist exploring life and death, the embodiment of emotion and the experience of existing in a human container. Her artistic practice is underpinned by the observation and communication of the life cycles of living things; growth, mortality and change from the micro to the macro. Through the mediums of drawing, painting, sculpture and writing, she seeks to highlight our similarities not only to one another but also to other species that occupy this planet. What are we made of? How are we structurally and emotionally connected beneath the skin? Her intuition is that by going deep inside life, turning inside out, she might discover new ways of observing and re-configuring the outside.

Having gained a Bachelor of Architecture from The Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane and l'Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture de Grenoble, France (ENSAG), Emily went on to study Fine Art both at the Queensland College of Art and the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee.

She is currently working as Artist-in-Residence at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine in Edinburgh, exploring art-science collaboration as a model for public engagement, training to observe the world at a microscopic scale and developing methods of using her practice to amplify the beauty and significance of the tiniest encounter.

Alongside teaching Architectural Visualisation at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, she co-founded the creative learning project Urban Art Binge (UAB) and brought it to Scotland, featuring at the Architecture Fringe Festival in Edinburgh. She facilitates life drawing sessions in Fife and has tutored life drawing classes for the University of Dundee’s Access to Creative Education Program (ACES). Recently Emily hosted the Laboratory Art Binge (LAB) at CRM with the Luminate Festival and art-science workshops with ASCUS Lab funded by the British Heart Foundation.

Emily was selected as one of nine international artists to participate in the residency PLACE, PEOPLE and TIME: Publishing as an Artistic Practice 2019, facilitated by The Museum of Loss and Renewal (TMoLaR) in partnership with My Bookcase in Collemacchia, Italy, exploring the book as a platform for encounter. The group is currently working on a collective publication to be published by The Museum of Loss and Renewal. This was a return for Emily, having previously been selected as a resident in 2018.

Future Projects include:

The Exquisite Corpse: Recomposing The Body 2019
New Emergences 
The Hague,
The Netherlands

G Lands: An out-of-body experience 2020/21
An art science collaboration in partnership with the Emmerson Lab at the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, ASCUS Art and Science, The Throat Cancer Foundation, Healthcare Prfessionals from NHS Lothian/NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and Surgeons' Hall Museum. 

 

For all enquiries contact:

Email: emilyfongstudio@gmail.com 

Instagram: @emilyfongstudio

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