B. 1975 in Sydney. Emma Anna is a visual artist, creative producer and writer whose practice draws upon a diverse range of professional and personal experience.
Prior to establishing her independent practice in early 2008, Emma worked as a senior designer and communications specialist within the design and architecture industries. These qualifications in communications, graphic design and public art, are a unique combination that have enabled Emma to establish a successful career as an internationally professional artist.
Emma completed a Masters of Art (Art in Public Space) at RMIT University in late 2009. Her MA project imag_ne was originally exhibited as part of Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi in 2008. Invitations to exhibit imag_ne nationally and internationally as part of the inaugural Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus, Denmark, have greatly expanded the audience for this work.
"Throughout my public art career to date I have tended to focus on the use of colour, humour, text and universal symbols to express representations of identity that transcend national and geographical boundaries. My work speaks of shared human characteristics such as the imagination, and the role of the individual within communities or collective structures"
Emma has held several solo exhibitions and group shows in Australia, America, and Europe. She currently divides her time between Australia and Barranquilla, Colombia, where she is undertaking sculpture studio studies and lecturing in international public art practice at the Universidad del Atlantico.
2011 Piece (residency project) - Various sites, Bondi / Waverley
Souvenirs from The New Old World - Bondi Waverley Art Complex
Walk the Line - North Bondi Promenade
Something Personal 2 - Charles Hewitt Gallery, Darlinghurst
2010 Enter new world of twisted wonderland, Melbourne Laneways
2010 Too Good to be True - Brunswick St Gallery, Fitzroy
2010Toorak Sculpture Prize, Toorak Place, Melbourne
Papergirl / neurotitan Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2008 Dear Indigo - 2008 Melbourne Fringe / Brunswick St Gallery, Fitzroy