As a child, Emma grew up moving house and country almost every year. In this childhood of espionage, secrets and exploration she became fascinated by what is recorded in the detail that surrounds us.
‘Maybe I could describe my work as linked backwards, strongly seeking or perhaps dwelling in the years of my life.’ (Emma Fenelon)
Emma works in layers, whether working in photography, ceramics, drawing or writing. For this year’s Dulwich Open at The Portico Gallery Emma will be making new mixed media work.
Emma is currently doing an MA and studying neuroscience and theories of childhood; exploring how our epigenetic heritage and how we live those layers laid upon us, as we move through time. To support her own exploration in sculptures and paintings, Emma runs collaborative and therapeutic art projects and teaches pottery at The Portico Gallery, London. Emma has a studio in Peckham.