Emily Grimble is a London based artist whose practice encompasses painting and hand embroidery. Grimble’s recent work responds to the signs, prompts and symbols which increasingly occupy our public spaces, especially in inner city areas, which are a common means to change behaviour in our society. The work draws on elements of colour, pattern, texture and typography to create works which feel familiar, yet reflect the effect the overuse of signage has; in which it loses its intended meaning and therefore fails to achieve the subsequent behaviour. Grimble paints on discarded cardboard, commonly found on our city streets and allows the qualities of each piece to guide the painting.

Education :

2014-17

BA (Hons) Jewellery Design

Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

2013-14

UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

City College, Brighton & Hove

Exhibitions :

2017

2020

Change Makers: Ways of Protest

Elysium Gallery, Swansea, UK

The Ingram Prize 2020 (online due to COVID-19)

The Cello Factory, London, UK

The Tŷ Pawb Open: An Exhibition Celebrating Lockdown Creativity

Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham, UK

Streams

Intro by Galerie Marzee, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Galerie Marzee in FRAME at Schmuck (cancelled due to COVID-19)

72nd International Trade Fair, Munich, Germany

2018

Insects 

Galeria Alice Floriano, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Shelf Aware: Central Saint Martins x Vitsœ 

Vitsœ Showroom, Munich, Germany

Galerie Marzee at Collect 

Collect International Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2017

Jewellery: The best young international jewellery designers, selected by Marzee

Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen, Netherlands

The Marzee International Graduate Show

Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Jewellery Design Degree Show

Central Saint Martins, London, UK

Off the Shelf: Central Saint Martins x Vitsœ

Vitsœ Showroom, Munich, Germany

2016

Silver Schools: London

Legnica Jewellery Festival, Poland

Shelf Life: Central Saint Martins x Vitsœ

Vitsœ Showroom, Munich, Germany

2015

Unpinned

The Foundling Museum, London, UK

Awards :

2021

The Tŷ Pawb Open Judges Prize - WINNER

Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham, UK

2020

The Ingram Prize 2020 - SHORTLISTED

London, UK

TOAST 'Living Lines' - FINALIST

London, UK

TOAST partnered with PATTERNITY, a creative organisation founded by pattern pioneers Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham to select their favourite photograph from the entries in responses to the season's title, 'Living Lines'. 

2017

Best Use of Non-Precious Metals - WINNER

Central Saint Martins Degree Show, London, UK

Selected by Simone Ten Hompel; awarded by Andrew Balcombe of the Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers alias Wire Workers.

2016

Swarovski Scholarship - FINALIST

Central Saint Martins, London, UK

Selected by Swarovski from a portfolio review during my second year at Central Saint Martins, UAL.

Publications :

2017

AUTOR Magazine #4 - The Senses Issue

Contemporary Jewellery Magazine

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