Emily Floyd

Icelandic Puffins
, 2017
Installation view
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Biography

Born Melbourne, Australia 1972
Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia

 

Working in sculpture, installation, printmaking and public art, Emily Floyd is renowned for her text-based sculptures and pedagogically inspired works that combine formal concerns with an interest in the legacies of modernism. Her work engages a wide range of disciplines and endeavours including public art and social activism, design and typography, literature and cultural studies, community participation and public education, and various political ideologies. Intersecting public space with carefully considered design, the artist creates bold spaces for public engagement and interaction.

Emily Floyd is Senior Lecturer in the School of Fine Art at Monash Art Design & Architecture (MADA), Monash University. She is a 2015 Sidney Myer Creative Fellow.

Her works are present in major public collections in Australia and internationally, including: Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney), National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne), Victoria and Albert Museum (London), The British Council (United Kingdom), The British Museum (London), Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Monash University Collection (Melbourne), Heide Museum of Modern Art (Melbourne), National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), GOMA / Queensland Art Gallery (Brisbane); and prominent private and corporate collections.

 

CV

Bibliography


Exhibitions

Emily Floyd

Icelandic Puffins

Emily Floyd

Field Libraries

Emily Floyd

Emily Floyd: The Dawn
, National Gallery of Victoria

Emily Floyd

Emily Floyd: Far Rainbow
, Heide Museum of Modern Art

Emily Floyd

New Graphic Sculpture
, Carriageworks

Emily Floyd

An Open Space

Emily Floyd

The Fertile Void
, Carriageworks

Emily Floyd

Temple of the Female Eunuch

Emily Floyd

New Ways of Thinking

Emily Floyd

A Strategy to infiltrate the homes of the bourgeoisie


Recent Works

Emily Floyd

Puffin with Fish # Elín Sigfúsdóttir
, 2017
Wood, two part epoxy paint (matte black, blue), mild steel with black oxide coating
45 x 25 x 35 cm

Emily Floyd

Puffin with Fish # Hannes Þór Smárason
, 2017
Wood, two part epoxy paint (matte black, blue), mild steel with black oxide coating
45 x 25 x 35 cm

Emily Floyd

Puffin with Fish # Sigurjón Þ. Árnason
, 2017
Wood, two part epoxy paint (matte black, blue), mild steel with black oxide coating
45 x 25 x 35 cm

Emily Floyd

Puffin with Fish # Steinþór Gunnarsson
, 2017
Wood, two part epoxy paint (matte black, blue), mild steel with black oxide coating
45 x 25 x 35 cm

Emily Floyd

Puffins with Fish # Björgólfur Thor Björgólfsson and Björgólfur Guðmundsson
, 2017
Wood, two park epoxy paint (matte black, blue), mild steel with black oxide coating
45 x 25 x 35 cm each

Publications

Emily Floyd

The Dawn
, 2014
The Council of Trustees of the National Gallery of Victoria

Emily Floyd

Far Rainbow
, 2014
Heide Museum of Modern Art

News

Artist Emily Floyd and her Icelandic Puffins

From The Saturday Paper, 8/4/2017
by Romy Ash

“They start like this,” the artist Emily Floyd says, holding the wooden body of a puffin in her hand. The body is square, blocky. It still looks like a bit of wood. There are two holes drilled in the bottom, ready for legs. Floyd and I are in her workshop. She is holding a puffin […]