Emily Andersen is a London-based artist and graduate of the Royal College of Art. Her work has been exhibited in galleries including: The Photographers’ Gallery, London; The Institute of Contemporary Art, London; The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh; The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai; and China Arts Museum, Shanghai.
A number of her portraits are in the permanent collection of The National Portrait Gallery, London. She has won awards including the John Kobal prize for portraiture. Her second book Portraits: Black and White was published in 2018. She is a Senior lecturer in theory and practice of photography at Nottingham Trent University.
Gwangju Design Biennale 2021, d-Revolution (Group exhibition) South Korea, September - October
AHRA 2020 Housing and the City conference, Nottingham University. November
This May Be a Series (Solo exhibition) Nottingham City Library. September
Guts Gallery Begin Again online exhibition, Revenue for the Free Black University. August
Portraits: Black and White (Solo exhibition), Dzialdov Gallery. Berlin, April
209 Women - 209 Photographers photograph 209 Women. MP’s, Liverpool Open Eye Gallery, February – April
Portraits: Black and White (Solo exhibition), book launch and exhibition. Nottingham City Library, December – January
Portraits: Black and White, (Solo exhibition), book launch and exhibition. Nottingham Trent University, November – December
209 Women - 209 Photographers photograph 209 Women. MP’s, Portcullis House, December 2018 – February 2019
30 Artists 30 Prints, collaboration with Lotte Andersen. December
Riposte in Aid of Amnesty, International 70th Anniversary of the declaration of human rights. London, December
Portraits: Black and White (Solo exhibition), book launch and exhibition Tintype Gallery. London, October
Shanghai International Photographic Art Exhibition, China Arts Museum (group show)
Why Not Hug The Strangers, Dzialdov Gallery Exhibition, Berlin (group show)
In Place Of Architecture, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University (group show)
Still There,Literatur Moths Gallery, Munich, Germany (solo show)
She-Bop-a-lula, Dimbola Gallery, Isle of Wight, UK (group show)
Photographs, Literatur Moths Gallery, Munich, Germany (solo show)
The City, Focus Festival, Mumbai, India
One Minute Film Festival:10 Years, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) USA
Facing the Music, 20th Century portraits of British Composers. (Commissioned portrait of Judith Weir by the National Portrait Gallery) The Barber Institute of Fine Art, Birmingham University, Birmingham
She-Bop-a-Lula, The Strand Gallery, London (group show)
Archipelago, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham
Paperworks, Mumford Fine Art, London
Great British Composers: From Elgar to Ades, 27 April - 12 December, Judith Weir (commissioned 1997), National Portrait Gallery
Paradise Lost & Found, Trinkkurhalle, Timmendorfer Strand, Germany (solo show)
Paperworks, Bonington Gallery, Mumford Fine Art, London
Affordable Art Fair, London
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (group show)
Art Now Fair, Miami
Portrait For A Nation, Mumford Fine Art, London
Bridge Art Fair, London
City Show, London
Red Dot Fair, New York
Works On Paper Art Fair, Royal Academy, London
Bridge Art Fair, London
Contextuality, Mumford Fine Art, London (solo show)
Paradise Lost & Found, TU Berlin (solo show)
Paradise Lost & Found, TU München (solo show)
Bird's Eye View, (selected works), Medici Gallery, London
Bird's Eye View, Kensington & Chelsea College (solo show) (Millennium Award)
Blue 5, Notting Hill Fine Arts, London (solo show)
Art 2000, London
Art 1999, London
John Kobal Portrait Award, Royal Photographic Society, London / Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh / Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham / Cartwright Hall, Bradford Contemporary Art Society
Art Futures, Royal Festival Hall, London
Variations on a Theme - 150 Years of Photographs of British Composers, National Portrait Gallery, London (commission)
Art '97, London
New Acquisitions, National Portrait Gallery, London
Our Mothers, Espaces Communes, Biennale de Paris
John Kobal Portrait Award Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London
The Sexual Perspective, Jill George Gallery, London
Portrait Of My Mother, Institut d'Ecosse, Edinburgh / Institut Français, London
Black & White Photographs, Francis-Graham Dixon Gallery, London (solo)
Disrupted Borders, Arnolfini, Bristol / Photographer's Gallery, London / Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa
Ecstatic Antibodies, Impressions Gallery, York / Ikon Gallery, Birmingham / Battersea Arts Centre, London / Street Level Gallery, Glasgow / Maison de la Culture, Montreal
Aspects of Architecture, Portfolio Gallery, London (commission)
The Body Politic, Photographer's Gallery, London / Impressions Gallery, York (commission) Gallery Artist, Portfolio Gallery, London
Three Royal College Photographer, Swansea University Gallery
Same Difference, Camerawork, London
Three Women Photographers, National Poetry Society, London
A Brilliance Bookshow, People's Gallery, London
Mixed Media Group Show, Basin Club, London
New Contemporaries, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Oval House, London
Museum in Modern Times, Charles Sumarez-Smith, Nicholas Serota (photograph) Thames and Hudson UK and USA. p.124.
Death of a Mermaid [photograph], Lesley Thomson, Head of Zeus
G Stands for Go-Betweens, Anthology Vol 2, Exclusive Box set (photograph) Domino Records, December 2020
209 Women. Bluecoat Press, Liverpool
The Playground [photograph], Lesley Thomson, Head of Zeus
Mud Girl in collaboration with Lotte Andersen. NiiJournal, London
100 Heroines Instagram takeover
Association of Photographers interview, September
Feature in Royal Photographic Society Journal, In Focus, Volume 158, November
Press for Portraits: Black and White by Pelham Communications Art PR Agency. London and New York
Somewhere else entirely (front cover and author photograph). Ruth Fainlight, Bloodaxe books, Hexham
30 Artists 30 Prints in collaboration with Lotte Andersen, Riposte in Aid of Amnesty International 70th Anniversary of the declaration of human rights. London.
Portraits: Black and White including an essay by Jonathan P. Watts. Anomie Publishing, Swindon UK.
The Death Chamber [photograph], Lesley Thomson, Head of Zeus.
Peter Blake with his daughters [photograph], Catalogue “At work with Peter Blake” at Frieze Masters. Waddington Custot.
The Dog Walker [photograph], Lesley Thomson, Head of Zeus.
Eduardo and Anna Paolozzi [photograph], from the NPG Collection, used to promote Sir John Soane's Museum, London bid Museum of the Year.
Loretta Napoleoni [photograph], ISIS: The Terror Nation. (USA: Seven Stories Press and Penguin Random House, New York, Australia, Italy, Denmark, UK, Spain and Germany)
Loretta Napoleoni [photograph], Merchants of Men (USA: Seven Stories Press and Penguin Random House, New York, Australia, Italy, Denmark, UK, Spain and Germany)
The House with no room [photograph], Lesley Thomson, Head of Zeus.
Lucian Freud [photograph], Naked Portrait on a Red Sofa Dedicated Catalogue for Muse sale 3789 Christies New York - November.
Ghost Girl [photograph], Lesley Thomson, Head of Zeus.
A kind of Vanishing [photograph], Lesley Thomson, Myriad editions.
The Detective's daughter [photograph], Lesley Thomson. Head of Zeus.
Marie-Claire, September, illustration and interview. G and V at Home: China, p. 172.
She-Bop-a-Lula 2012, Group exhibition catalogue, illustration and interview, The Strand Gallery, London. 7 March to April 1,Pp 16-17.
Photography Monthly, Emily's people [photographs, articles and column]
“My best shot” Emily Andersen's best shot [photograph and interview] The Guardian (G2 Section) (26 September 2011), p. 23. London [online]
“My best shot” Emily Andersen's best shot [photograph and interview] [online], http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/sep/25/photography-emily-andersen-best-shot
Photography Monthly, "Emily's People", monthly column from April (Archant Specialist publ.)
Disgusting Bliss: The Brass Eye of Chris Morris, by Lucian Randall, Simon and Schuster, pp132/133
Baking with Passion, by Dan Leppard and Richard Whittington, 23 ill., Quadrille
The Jackson Twins, Intelligent Life (The Economist), Lithuanian edition, December, p55
Matchbox magazine, online review
Artdesk.com, best photographic book 2009 for Paradise Lost & Found; theartsdesk.com
Paradise Lost & Found, book launch, Hotshoe Publications / Mumford Fine Arts, London
Hotshoe Magazine, Aug/Sep 09, p4 text, essay / pp30-39, 5 ill.
Intelligent Life, The Economist, London, Sep 09, p65, ill. & text
Digital Photography, London, Aug 08, pp62-65, 4 ill. & interview
Matchbox Magazine, June 08, ill. & interview
Nottingham Trent University Postgraduate prospectus,
Image Magazine, Nov 07, p18, ill. & text
Emotion Magazine, Jul 07, pp36-43, 9 ill. & text
Travels of a Bothy Boy, cover illustration; Potting Shed Publications, England (author R.J. Corbin)
Baker and Spice - Exceptional cakes, Quadrille Publishing Ltd, London; 17 pages ill. and inside front cover; (authors: D. Lepard and R. Whittington) London
Inside Out Magazine, launch issue (April), pp92-96, 6 ill.; News International, London
Inside Out Magazine, May 06, p27, 1 ill.; News Internation, London
Versteckte Paradiese, Süddeutsche Zeitung Nr 112, 16/05/06, p.56, 1 ill.
Bird's Eye View, exhibition catalogue, Jenny Kerr (Ed) London, Medici Gallery, pp3/4, 3 ill.
Foto Pozytyw, 04, Poland, 5 ill., essay by D. Dmitruk (pp49-53), Poland
Korean Photography, Fine Art section, pp 59-67, 13 ill., front cover, essay & interview w Jung A. Yang
Baking with passion, 2nd ed.; D. Lepard/R. Whittington, Quadrille, London
She Bop 11, by Lucy O'Brien, Continuum, 2nd edition
National Portrait Gallery Collection, 14 ill.
Naked Women, Quarto, London
Elle Deco, Japan, pp126-129, 12 ill.
Black & White Photography: A Manifest Vision, by James Luciana, Rockport
Domus, issue 828, News IV section
Baker & Spice, Quadrille
Independent on Sunday, 02/02, Review
The Times, 27/09, Metro section, Kobal Winners
The British Journal of Photography, 5 years of John Kobal, Julian Rodriguez
Our Mothers, Stuart, Tabori & Chang, New York
ABSEA magazine, regular contributor
She Bop by Lucy O'Brien published by Penguin,
Good Taste - Does Mother Know Best?, Sunday Telegraph 13/03, interview & ill.
The Guardian, The Guide, September
Time Out, Critic's Choice, Disrupted Borders review by Tania Guha
The Sexual Perspective, by Emmanual Cooper; Routledge, London
Emily Andersen, - Black and White Photographs, exhibition catalogue
Francis Graham Dixon Gallery, London; essay by Fenella Crichton
The Independent, Photography section (illustrated)
Portraits of an Exhibition, Daily Express/Review, by Sam Taylor (illustrated)
Artist of Colour, The Independent, by Dalya Alberge (illustrated)
Ecstatic Antibodies, Rivers Oram Press, London/Boston
Time Out, Dec.15/29, review by Sue Hubbard (illustrated)
On the beach, Treville Press, Tokyo
Time Out, Preview/Art - ed. Sarah Kent
Time Out, Daily Telegraph, Aspects of Architecture (illustrated)
The Compelling Eye, Royal College of Art, London
Ten 8, issues 28/29
City Limits, July, review by Nick Kimberly (illustrated)
Time Out, Critic's Choice, Disrupted Borders, review by Tania Guha
NME, July, review by Stuart Cosgrove (illustrated)
The Face, Aug, Bulletin (illustrated)
Creative Camera, 8/9, The Body in Question, by Emmanuel Cooper
A Day in the Life of London, Jonathan Cape, London
The Sexual Perspective, by Emmanual Cooper, RKP, London
Art Monthly, New Contemporaries 1982, by Betty Einzig
Lottery funding through Arts Council of England Award for book publication 'Paradise Lost and Found'
Independent on Sunday Black & White Photographic Award, runner-up
John Kobal Portrait Award Winner for Innovative Portraiture
The British Council Grant for exhibition in Canadian Museum of Photography, Ottawa
Arts Council Award for Great Britain for 'The Ladies' Cabinet'
Greater London Arts Award for 'The Ladies' Cabinet'
GLAA award (work-in-progress) 'Women and their Fathers'
The Photographer's Gallery Award for 'The Body Politic'
3M Colour Prize
J Walter Thompson Award
The Economist “Intelligent Life"
Simon and Schuster
Farrow & Ball
Imperial Cancer Research Fund
Oxford University Press
Heritage Lottery Fund
John Brown Publishing
Hachette Publishing (Elle, Elle Decoration)
BBC World Service
Daily Telegraph / Sunday Telegraph
Random House Inc.
Lectures and Teaching
Nottingham Trent University
National Media Museum
Hull College of Art
Portfolio for the Association of Photographers
Babylon Falling (T La Rock Photograph)
Exhibition at the Strand Gallery
Exhibition at The Photographers Gallery