Samantha Louise Emery
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Considering Art written by Bob Chaundy


Samantha Louise Emery is a multimedia contemporary artist based out of London, England and Bodrum, Turkey. Her artworks span over 30 years and include various traditional mediums, recently integrated with digital multimedia.

“Throughout my life, I’ve sought to understand who it is to be a Woman. What is the nature of our roles as a daughter, mother, partner, sibling and ultimately an individual? The root of feminine strength lives in us and is a birth right to all Women. I am on a journey to rediscover the source of a woman’s power, the Feminine Spirit. We’ve been graced with living in a time when many women have asserted their feminine selves and have inspired others through their actions. Yet more awareness still needs to be brought to the world about feminine solidarity, education and the positive effects it can have for girls and women today, and into the future. This sense of purpose drives the exploration and rendering of IKONA | Mirrored Interior; celebrating women who have inspired my life through their actions, attitudes and accomplishments. Some of these women I have known quite well and have participated in my evolution as a woman, and as an artist. Others have inspired me from afar, and yet all of them share something in common; they exercise their feminine vulnerability with courage and dignity. This internal mirroring is a phenomenon that I work to expand through my use of hand embroidery, digital drawing and traditional painting techniques, and digital photo compositing. I follow an intuitive process which seeks to combine shape and colour to develop textures that interpret the deep and intricate feminine qualities of each subject while honouring their unique personality.”


IKONA exhibited in THE OTHER ART FAIR presented by SAATCHI ART in London 4-7 July 2019 which included IKONA being exhibited for 2 weeks in an Art Below poster inside the Regent’s Park Tube Station in London.


IKONA exhibited inside the ground exhibition Art Below Chelsea in the Old Brompton Gallery from May 7-11 alongside exhibiting an IKONA poster inside London Pimlico Tube Station over a two week period.


IKONA | Mirrored Interior held a solo exhibition at The Mediaworks in White City Place London celebrating International Women’s Day 2019


A portion of all income from the work is donated to the Working Chance charity and the Malala Fund. Working Chance is the only recruitment consultancy for women leaving the criminal justice and care systems. The Malala Fund works to give all girls the chance to an education.

Portrait Photography ( 2017 - 2018 ) of Samantha Louise Emery was photographed by Carlos Alonso

Process and Promotional Videos ( 2017 - 2018 ) for IKONA were directed and edited by Carlos Alonso

For more information and exhibition inquiries please email:

IKONA - extended solo exhibition until January 31, 2019.

 IKONA - Ten Interpretive Portraits

What is IKONA?



Professional Highlights


IKONA Group Exhibition - The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art, London, UK

July 4 - July 7, 2019

It was a great honour to exhibit alongside 100 International Artists in this exciting Art Fair.

IKONA Group Exhibition - Art Below Chelsea, Old Brompton Gallery, London, UK

May 7 - May 11, 2019

It was an honour to exhibit alongside talented International Artists in this group exhibition.

IKONA Solo Exhibition - The Mediaworks, White City Place, London, UK

March 1 - March 15, 2019

White City Place is a rapidly building creative hub in London. It was an honour to be invited to exhibit IKONA in the atruim of The Mediaworks to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019.

IKONA Solo Exhibition - Digitas UK, London, UK 

October 9 - January 31, 2019

After exhibiting at Brick Lane Gallery, I was invited to exhibit IKONA in the reception hall at DIGITAS UK; one of the leading advertising agencies in the country.

IKONA Solo Exhibition - The Brick Lane Gallery, London, UK

October 3 - October 7, 2018

IKONA | Mirrored Interior is a mixed media exhibition celebrating feminine strength through interpretive portraits of 10 significant, living women.

ALONSO Video Art Direction - Toronto, Canada

March 2017 - July 2018

Art directed 6 live performance music videos in combination with the design of the video screen backdrop used during the touring performances.

Group Art Exhibition - AGORA Gallery, New York, USA

June 10 - July 1, 2014

Contributed a selection of contemporary art original oil on canvas paintings to this group exhibition featuring artists from the USA, Canada and the UK.

Group Art Exhibition - Cati Gallery, Izmir, Turkey

October 2007

Contributed a selection of contemporary original oil on canvas paintings to this group exhibition featuring artists from Turkey, UK and Japan.

Artist Solo Exhibition - ‘Food for Thought’ East Queen Gallery, Toronto, Canada

November 1997

‘Food for Thought’ is a series of 21 original contemporary oil on canvas paintings honoring food and its personalities.

Group Art Exhibition - Meg Gallery, Toronto, Canada 

December 6, 1996 - January 4, 1997

Contributed a contemporary art original oil on canvas painting to this group exhibition featuring Canadian artists of mixed nationalities.

For more information and exhibition inquiries please email: