Portrait of Emily Floyd

Emily Floyd

Emily Floyd works in print and sculpture exploring the history of pedagogical play, employing it as a frame for investigations into literature, typography, protest, public art and the legacy of Modernism. Floyd graduated in sculpture at RMIT University in 1999 and has exhibited widely since then.

Recent solo exhibitions include The Dawn, National Gallery of Victoria, 2014 (forthcoming in November); Far Rainbow, Heide MOMA, Melbourne, 2014; This Place Will Always Be Open, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne 2012; Here Small Gestures Make Complex Structures, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2012; and New Graphic Sculpture, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, 2012.

Group exhibitions include Below Another Sky, Glasgow Print Studio, 2014; There will be new rules next week, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland, 2013; Sleep on the Left Side, Seven Art Limited, New Delhi, 2012; Kindness/Udarta, Habitat Center New Delhi; Ten Ways to Look at the Past, National Gallery of Victoria, 2011; In the Balance: Art for a Changing World, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2010; and Optimism, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 2008.

Floyd has completed several large scale public projects including New Ways of Thinking at Melbourne’s Docklands. Most recently she was awarded a Scottish Print Network Commission, Dundee Print Studio, Scotland and the inaugural Monash University Museum of Art Ian Potter Sculpture Commission. Floyd’s work is held in public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Gallery of Modern Art Queensland, Brisbane, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Monash Museum of Art, Melbourne and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Emily Floyd is lecturer at Monash, Art Design and Architecture and is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery, Australia.