Emma Wilde (b. 1971, London) currently has a studio in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. Wilde studied at Norwich University of the Arts and Aberystwyth School of Art. Emma’s practice focuses on painting and drawing. She is interested in how nature and the built environment co-exist and impose themselves upon each other and the relationships that occur between these liminal spaces. Much of her work has explored forgotten or overlooked pockets of Milton Keynes, where nature riddles suburbia, blurring its straight lines; places where planters are outgrown and industry lies dormant, drawn in by an encroaching flora.‘The attempted rendering of intangible detail is like slowing down a record or film, so that I have time to explore, through detailed drawing, every nuance in the happened-upon scene; sounds, smells, images, light, feelings. All the things that I can remember – or at least a translation of them.’ Emma has exhibited at Milton Keynes Gallery, Bedford Creative Arts, NN Contemporary Art, Northampton and was shortlisted for the Matt Roberts Salon Art Prize in 2012. In 2013 she was awarded the MK Community Foundation Arts Bursary to support her practice and in 2014 had a solo exhibition at Milton Keynes Arts Centre.
Last updated: 23.09.2014