Emi­ly Floyd

Biography


Born Mel­bourne, Aus­tralia 1972

Lives and works in Melbourne


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.


CV

Bib­li­og­ra­phy

Exhibitions
Available Works

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Emi­ly Floyd

Owl of Minerva, 2019
owl: cast alu­mini­um, two-part epoxy paint
lantern: cast and fab­ri­cat­ed alu­mini­um, light­ing insert
150130.6599.7 cm
Edi­tion of 3

Emi­ly Floyd

Umlauts, 2019
cast bronze with black patina
Set of three sculp­tures: 614315 cm; 40.527.910 cm; 8155.820 cm
Edi­tion of 4

Emi­ly Floyd

Female Orgasm: a codex of sorts, after Ursu­la Le Guin, 2018
artist’s book (screen­print) with supplement
295163 mm (closed)
Edi­tion of 30

Emi­ly Floyd

Here on Rain­bow There is Exper­i­men­tal New Material, 2014
775815 cm

Emi­ly Floyd

Abstract Solar, 2013
syn­thet­ic poly­mer paint and lac­quer on wood and com­po­si­tion board
352625 cm

Emi­ly Floyd

Nomadic Shep­herds, 2013
syn­thet­ic poly­mer paint and wood
200100100 cm

Emi­ly Floyd

Abstract Labour, 2013
screen­print on full sheet of Som­er­set Satin White paper
76112 cm
Edi­tion of 30

Emi­ly Floyd

A strat­e­gy to infil­trate the homes of the bourgeoisie, 2005
paint and wood
dimen­sions vari­able: height of largest com­po­nent 100 cm

Emi­ly Floyd

Intro­duc­ing Marx­ism, #1 False Consciousness, 2001
Pine, acrylic paint, chalk and plywood
605030 cm

Library
News

Artist Emi­ly Floyd and her Ice­landic Puffins

They start like this,” the artist Emi­ly Floyd says, hold­ing the wood­en body of […]

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Emi­ly Floyd, Open Space’

Fol­low­ing an inter­na­tion­al com­pe­ti­tion, Aus­tralian artist Emi­ly Floyd has been award­ed a major sculp­tur­al installation […]

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Emi­ly Floyd: Man­grove Poem

A new pub­lic work for Man­grove Walk, Queen’s Wharf, Bris­bane Emi­ly Floy­d’s Man­grove Poem […]

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She Per­sists: Emi­ly Floyd

She Per­sists is a hard­copy book and an online hub of 34 essays and podcasts […]

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New Wages For Stu­dents: A poster after Lot­ta Feminista

The poster over­lays two archival vec­tors, the cov­er design for Car­la Lonzi’s 1975​“Die […]

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