B. United States, 1991
B. United States 1991
Emma Fineman conceives of her work on the borders between drawing and painting; the subjects of her paintings are sketchily traced onto the canvas before she focuses on a prolonged meditation of gestural painting. Her works are deeply rooted in the personal, often drawn from memories that act as starting points for her paintings, which she will often work on over an extended period, returning to certain works as her experiences with each memory develops. Fineman re-creates these memories on a realistic scale in which she abstracts form and figures into simplified shapes and swathes of bright colour, complimented and contrasted by muted, flesh tones.
Born in 1991 in Berkeley, California, Emma Fineman completed a BFA in painting from Maryland Institute College of Art, minoring in gender studies. Fineman received an MA in painting from the Royal College of Art, London in 2018. Fineman’s work has been exhibited in Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States. She is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies including the Porthmeor Studio Residency, St Ives, United Kingdom and the Palazzo Monti Residency, Brescia, Italy. In 2018, Fineman was included in the prestigious Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition at South London Gallery.
She lives and works in London.
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