Born 1991

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.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 - Solo Exhibition - Don't Fence Me In - The Moree Gallery, NSW

2019 - Solo Exhibition - Studio Direct Michael Reid, Sydney, NSW

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

FUNDRAISERS

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 

SOLO SHOW

APRIL 2021

WENTWORTH GALLERIES 

1 MARTIN PLACE,

SYDNEY NSW 2000