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 text-based 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 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).

Floyd’s work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne;  National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The British Museum, London; amongst others.

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Bibliography


Exhibitions

Emily Floyd

Anti-totalitarian Vectors

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

Emily Floyd

New Ways of Thinking

Emily Floyd

A Strategy to infiltrate the homes of the bourgeoisie


Recent Works

Emily Floyd

Kesh Letterpress
, 2017
Mild steel letters with black oxide finish, oak
Block prints, ink on Velin Arches, paper
9 boxes each 50 x 570 x 810 mm


Emily Floyd

Icelandic Puffins
, 2017
wood, two part epoxy paint, mild steel with black oxide coating
6.5 x 800 x 400 cm (overall); 45 x 25 x 35 cm (each)

Emily Floyd

Gulag Archipelago
, 2016
Radiata and Huon Pine, dye
Dimensions variable (Onion Dome: 315 x 192 x 192 cm)

Emily Floyd

Steiner Cave
, 2016
Two-part epoxy paint on aluminium
Dimensions variable, largest component: 173 x 300 x 60 cm

Emily Floyd

R
, 2015
Aluminium, bronze, automotive paint
90 x 45 x 45 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

Emily Floyd, ‘Open Space’

Following an international competition, Australian artist Emily Floyd has been awarded a major sculptural installation that playfully engages with the cultural fabric of Sydney’s Curtin Place and neighbouring Australia Square. Part of the Adina Hotel development at 280 George Street by TFE Hotels and Johnson Pilton Walker (JPW) Architects, Open Space is a text-based installation that responds to the […]

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 […]