Emily Persson is a full time artist living and working in Melbourne City. Persson is a multi generational artist and spent her childhood camping off grid in regional Queensland and New South Wales. Persson’s love for the Australian Landscape and Art collide in 2017 when she became a full time artist and moved from Brisbane to Melbourne. Persson paints intuitively, remembering landscapes in detail and the feelings she felt whilst immersed in the vast Australian country. Along with her Partner and dog, Persson regularly embarks on cross country journeys across Victoria and NSW and later describes them visually in her South Yarra studio.
Persson paints the landscapes she explores between cities, capturing moments in every season and light. Being immersed by the land allows space for Persson to put into prospective current realities and softens the anxieties of inner city living. Persson wants to bring to light the diminishing untouched country by the creeping appearance of human interferences. Raising questions like what’s left of the untouched landscape and opening up conversations about the importance of conserving the environment.
Emily has works in galleries in Sydney and New York and she held her first solo exhibition in 2019.
She has had her work featured in some of Australia’s finest lifestyle print magazines including House & Garden, Belle, Home Beautiful and Country Style.
Emily is an Australian Art Prize Finalist.
2019 - Solo Exhibition - Don't Fence Me In - The Moree Gallery, New South Wales, Australia
2019 - Solo Exhibition - Studio Direct Michael Reid, Sydney, Australia
2021 - Solo Exhibition - Wish You Were Here, Wentworth Galleries, Sydney, Australia
2022 - Solo Exhibition - Manyung Gallery, Sorrento, Victoria
GROUP EXHIBITIONS & PRIZES
2008 - Art Waves, Logan City Art Gallery, QLD
2018 - Finalist - St Kevins College Art Prize and Show, VIC
2018 - Group Exhibition - Moree Gallery “Off the Shelf and Beyond”, Moree, NSW
2018 - Group Exhibition - Scotch College Art Show, Hawthorne VIC
2018 - Group Exhibition - Art & Object, Lauren Li of Sisällä, South Yarra, VIC
2019 - Group Exhibition - Michael Reid Murrurundi - Murrurundi, NSW
2019 - Group Exhibition - Methodist Ladies College - Melbourne
2019 - Group Exhibition - Thick & Wet, Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York
2019 - Group Exhibition - Share The Dignity Exhibition by Amber Creswell Bell, Sydney, NSW
2019 - Finalist - Hawkesbury Art Prize, NSW
2020 - Group Exhibition - Biophilia, Sugarlift, Manhattan, New York City
2020 - Group Exhibition - Black Lives Matter Benefit, Sugarlift, Manhattan, New York City
2020 - Group Exhibition - Compte Rendu, Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York
2020 - Group Exhibition - Talismans, Rafts, Mementos, Modern Times, Melbourne
2022 - Group Exhibition - Easter Show, Manyung Gallery, Flinders, Victoria
2022 - Affordable Art Fair, with Wentworth Galleries, Sydney
2022 - Affordable Art Fair, with Wentworth Galleries, Melbourne
2022 - Reigner Clothing
2022 - Blacklight
INTERVIEWS & PODCASTS
2017 - Art for Epilepsy Auction,Online
2017 - MPN Online Charity Exhibition, Online
2019 - Art for Epilepsy Auction, Online
2019 - Myer Precious Metal Ball, Melbourne, Australia
2019 - Share The Dignity Exhibition, Sydney, Australia
2020 - Black Lives Matter Benefit, Sugarlift, Manhattan, New York City