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

Emi­ly Floyd

OPEN SPACE!

Emi­ly Floyd

Man­grove Poem

Emi­ly Floyd

Anti-total­i­tar­i­an Vectors

13th July – 17th August 2019
Anna Schwartz Gallery

Emi­ly Floyd

Alle­go­ry of a Cave

Emi­ly Floyd

JACK­A­LOPE

Emi­ly Floyd

Ice­landic Puffins

8th April – 13th May 2017
Anna Schwartz Gallery

Emi­ly Floyd

Field Libraries

5th June – 11th July 2015
Anna Schwartz Gallery

Emi­ly Floyd

Labour Gar­den

9th May – 22nd November 2015
56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

Emi­ly Floyd

Abstract Labour

Emi­ly Floyd

The Dawn

21st November 2014 – 1st March 2015
National Gallery of Victoria

Emi­ly Floyd

Far Rain­bow

15th March – 13th July 2014
Heide Museum of Modern Art

Emi­ly Floyd

New Graph­ic Sculpture

6th October – 10th November 2012
Anna Schwartz Gallery Carriageworks

Emi­ly Floyd

An Open Space

29th April – 28th May 2011
Anna Schwartz Gallery

Emi­ly Floyd

The Fer­tile Void

14th August – 26th September 2009
Anna Schwartz Gallery Carriageworks

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

WORD

4th July – 8th August 2009
Anna Schwartz Gallery Carriageworks

Emi­ly Floyd

Tem­ple of the Female Eunuch

6th February – 1st March 2008
Anna Schwartz Gallery

Emi­ly Floyd

New Ways of Thinking

2nd – 28th October 2006
Anna Schwartz Gallery

Emi­ly Floyd

A Strat­e­gy to infil­trate the homes of the bourgeoisie

5th – 27th August 2005
Anna Schwartz Gallery

Available Works

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

Library
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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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Emi­ly Floyd, OPEN SPACE!’, George Street, Sydney

A large scale new pub­lic art­work by Emi­ly Floyd has been unveiled in Sydney’s […]

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Emi­ly Floyd, Louisa Bufarde­ci & Su san Cohn, We Change the World’ The Ian Pot­ter Cen­tre: NGV Aus­tralia, Lev­el 3

Works by Emi­ly Floyd, Louisa Bufarde­ci & Su san Cohn will be on dis­play as […]

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Emi­ly Floyd: Edu­ca­tion: Alter­na­tives and the Academy

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