Emily Andersen, MA graduate from Royal College of Art in 1983, has published and exhibited both nationally and internationally for over 25 years. Andersen’s portraits are held in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery since 1993. In 1997 she was awarded the John Kobal Award for innovative portraiture. Her book Paradise Lost and Found, published by Hotshoe Books, was nominated as one of the best photographic books of 2009 by theartsdesk.com. The accompanying exhibition launched at Munich Technical University and travelled to other galleries in Germany, including Berlin. Emily has exhibited at the Photographers' Gallery, the ICA and the Royal Academy in London, the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh, Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol, Ikon Gallery in Birmingham and the National Museum of Contemporary Photography in Ottawa, Canada. She is a Senior lecturer in theory and practice of photography at Nottingham Trent University.

Exhibitions

2017

Shanghai International Photographic Art Exhibition, China Arts Museum (group show)

 

Why Not Hug The Strangers, Dzialdov Gallery Exhibition, Berlin (group show)

2015

In Place Of Architecture, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University (group show)

 

Still ThereLiteratur Moths Gallery, Munich, Germany (solo show)

2013

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

2012

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

2010

Paperworks, Mumford Fine Art, London

 

Great British Composers: From Elgar to Ades, 27 April - 12 December, Judith Weir (commissioned 1997), National Portrait Gallery

2009

Paradise Lost & Found, Trinkkurhalle, Timmendorfer Strand, Germany (solo show)

 

Paperworks, Bonington Gallery, Mumford Fine Art, London

 

Affordable Art Fair, London

2008

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

2007

Bridge Art Fair, London

 

Contextuality, Mumford Fine Art, London (solo show)

 

Paradise Lost & Found, TU Berlin (solo show)

2006

Paradise Lost & Found, TU München (solo show)

2005

Bird's Eye View, (selected works), Medici Gallery, London

2003

Bird's Eye View, Kensington & Chelsea College (solo show) (Millennium Award)

2001

Blue 5, Notting Hill Fine Arts, London (solo show)

2000

Art 2000, London

1999

Art 1999, London

1998

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

1997

Variations on a Theme - 150 Years of Photographs of British Composers, National Portrait Gallery, London (commission)

 

Art '97, London

1996

New Acquisitions, National Portrait Gallery, London

 

Our Mothers, Espaces Communes, Biennale de Paris

 

John Kobal Portrait Award Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London

1995

The Sexual Perspective, Jill George Gallery, London

1994

Portrait Of My Mother, Institut d'Ecosse, Edinburgh / Institut Français, London

1993

Black & White Photographs, Francis-Graham Dixon Gallery, London (solo)

 

Disrupted Borders, Arnolfini, Bristol / Photographer's Gallery, London / Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa

1990

Ecstatic Antibodies, Impressions Gallery, York / Ikon Gallery, Birmingham / Battersea Arts Centre, London / Street Level Gallery, Glasgow / Maison de la Culture, Montreal

1989

Aspects of Architecture, Portfolio Gallery, London (commission)

1987

The Body Politic, Photographer's Gallery, London / Impressions Gallery, York (commission) Gallery Artist, Portfolio Gallery, London

1986

Three Royal College Photographer, Swansea University Gallery

1985

Three Women Photographers, National Poetry Society, London

1984

A Brilliance Bookshow, People's Gallery, London

 

Mixed Media Group Show, Basin Club, London

1983

New Contemporaries, Institute of Concetmporary Arts, London

Bibliography

2017

Peter Blake with his daughters [photograph], Catalogue “At work with Peter Blake” at Frieze Masters. Waddington Custot.

 

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)

2016

Loretta Napoleoni [photograph], Merchants of Men (USA: Seven Stories Press and Penguin Random House, New York, Australia, Italy, Denmark, UK, Spain and Germany)

2015

Lucian Freud [photograph], Naked Portrait on a Red Sofa Dedicated Catalogue for Muse sale 3789 Christies New York - November.

2014

Ghost Girl [photograph], Lesley Thomson, Head of Zeus.

2013

A kind of Vanishing [photograph], Lesley Thomson, Myriad editions.

 

The Detective's daughter [photograph], Lesley Thomson. Head of Zeus.

2012

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.

2011

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

2010

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

2009

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

2008

Digital Photography, London, Aug 08, pp62-65, 4 ill. & interview

 

Matchbox Magazine, June 08, ill. & interview

2007

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

 

2006

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.

2005

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

2003

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

2002

She Bop 11, by Lucy O'Brien, Continuum, 2nd edition

 

National Portrait Gallery Collection, 14 ill.

2001

Naked Women, Quarto, London

 

Elle Deco, Japan, pp126-129, 12 ill.

2000

Black & White Photography: A Manifest Vision, by James Luciana, Rockport

 

Domus, issue 828, News IV section

1999

Baker & Spice, Quadrille

1997

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

1996

Our Mothers, Stuart, Tabori & Chang, New York

1995

ABSEA magazine, regular contributor

 

She Bop by Lucy O'Brien published by Penguin,

1994

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

1993

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)

1992

Artist of Colour, The Independent, by Dalya Alberge (illustrated)

1991

Ecstatic Antibodies, Rivers Oram Press, London/Boston

1990

Time Out, Dec.15/29, review by Sue Hubbard (illustrated)

 

On the beach, Treville Press, Tokyo

1989

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

1987

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)

1986

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

1982

Art Monthly, New Contemporaries 1982, by Betty Einzig

Awards

2009

Lottery funding through Arts Council of England Award for book publication 'Paradise Lost and Found'

2003

Millennium Award

2002

Millennium Award

1998

Independent on Sunday Black & White Photographic Award, runner-up

1997

John Kobal Portrait Award Winner for Innovative Portraiture

1994

The British Council Grant for exhibition in Canadian Museum of Photography, Ottawa

1991

Arts Council Award for Great Britain for 'The Ladies' Cabinet'

1990

Greater London Arts  Award for 'The Ladies' Cabinet'

1988

GLAA award (work-in-progress) 'Women and their Fathers'

1987

The Photographer's Gallery Award for 'The Body Politic'

1983

Chesterton's Prize

 

3M Colour Prize

 

J Walter Thompson Award

Clients

The Economist “Intelligent Life"

Marie Claire

Quadrille Publishing

Archant (Photography Monthly column)

Simon and Schuster

Farrow & Ball

Imperial Cancer Research Fund

Oxford University Press

Heritage Lottery Fund

National Trust

John Brown Publishing

Hachette Publishing (Elle, Elle Decoration)

BBC World Service

NME

Associated Newspapers

Daily Telegraph / Sunday Telegraph

News International

Random House Inc.

Harper Collins

Public Collections

Tsinghua University Library, Beijing

The Contemporary Arts Society, London

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