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Artist’s Statement

“My work portrays a woman who lives on the edge of time. She exists between two worlds. She walks in those places that you glimpse in the corner of your eye when you go into the unconscious forest, she walks in the shadows and the places we visit in our sleep.”

Born in Johannesburg in 1975 Emma Strangwayes-Booth is a graduate of the Contemporary Arts program at Nottingham Trent University and Camberwell college of Art.

Her work has been shown internationally, including a solo show at the Latvian National Museum of Art and group shows at the ASideBSide Gallery, London and the Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York.

She has worked on cover art and illustrations for Gag, by Melissa Unger, Dawn of the Algorithm, by Yann Rousselot and Paris Lit Up Magazine.

Her commissions include a mural for the ex Seymour Space in Paris. She was long-listed for the FID drawing prize 2015.

She lives and works in Paris, France.



1995-1998 Nottingham Trent University, BA Contemporary Arts
1993-1994 Camberwell College of Art: Diploma Fine Art

2021: Exposition virtuelle des artistes Charentonnais, Espace Arts et Liberte
2020 Estampes Contemporaine: Paris
2020 Salon de Charenton
2019 Arnaud Lefebvre Galerie: Bienvenue Art Fair Paris
2019 Salon de Charenton
2017 Cambridge Artworks: Nasty Women Exhibition
2017 Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature: Paris : Symphonie de la Nature performance with
Rachel Marks
2016 Seymour Space, Paris : Memory as A Room
2015 ASideBSide Gallery London : Witch
2014 Angel Ortez Foundation: New York
2014 See Exhibition Space, Long island NY : Art of The Creative
2014 Brooklyn Art Library World Tour : The Sketchbook Project
2012 Galerie Christian Berst, Paris : Surf Your Mind,
2011 Brooklyn Art Library, USA Tour: The Sketchbook Project,
2005 Oxo Tower, London : Art of Love,
2004 Bettie Morton Gallery, London: Brixton Open Havana Art Prize,
2004 Valdamars Street, Riga Latvia : Man and Water,
2003 Bettie Morton Gallery, London : Brixton Open Havana Art Prize,
2001 The House Gallery, London : Traces,

2007 Contents Of A Dead Relatives Handbag: National Museum of Art, Riga Latvia

2015 After the Kafka Party, Paris Lit Up Magazine Cover art and Illustration, Dawn of the Algorithm
2015 Artists in their Studios, Drouot Magazine
2014 Cover art, for the novel Gag
2013 Illustrations, Message magazine
2012 Surf your Mind, Seymour Magazine