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, printmaking and public installation, Emily Floyd is renowned for her textbased sculptures and pedagogically inspired works that combine a strong focus on visual qualities with an interest in the legacies of modernism. Her work engages a wide range of disciplines and endeavours including social activism, design and typography, literature and cultural studies, community participation and public education. Intersecting public space with a carefully considered aesthetic approach, the artist creates bold spaces for public engagement and interaction.
 
Recent projects include the 2018 International Curatorial and Studio Program Residency and Exhibition; A Working Model of the World at Parsons School of Design, New York City (2017); All the World’s Futures, 56th Venice Biennale curated by Okwui Enwezor (2015) and Below Another Sky, curated by Alexia Holt at the British Council London (2015). 

Contemporary Melbourne audiences are familiar with Floyd’s oeuvre, with the artist’s exhibition history spanning two decades, including major solo presentations at the National Gallery of Victoria, Heide Museum of Modern Art and Anna Schwartz Gallery; along with flagship group exhibitions at The Australia Centre for Contemporary Art, Ian Potter Centre Melbourne University, Gertrude Contemporary and the NGV:I. In 2017 Floyd completed a landmark commission for the Art Gallery of New South Wales Central Court, for The National exhibition, the project was the inaugural commission of the AGNSW Contemporary Collection Benefactors and Atelier groups.

Her works are present in major public collections in Australia and internationally.

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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

Mutlu Çerkez, Emily Floyd, Marco Fusinato, Mike Parr, Rose Nolan, Peter Tyndall, Jenny Watson, Janet Burchill & Jennifer McCamley, Tom Nicholson, Ian Whittlesea, Grant Stevens

Word
, Carriageworks

Emily Floyd

Temple of the Female Eunuch

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New Ways of Thinking

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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 # Hreiðar Már Sigurðsson
, 2017
Wood, two part epoxy paint (matte black, orange), mild steel with black oxide coating
45 x 25 x 35 cm

Emily Floyd

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

Emily Floyd

Puffin with Fish # Jón Þorsteinn Jónsson
, 2017
Wood, two part epoxy paint (matte black, white), mild steel with black oxide coating
45 x 25 x 35 cm

Emily Floyd

Puffin with Fish # Geir H. Haarde
, 2017
Wood, two part epoxy paint (matte black, grey), mild steel with black oxide coating
45 x 25 x 35 cm

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 […]