Samantha Louise Emery
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CREATIVE BOOM written by Emily Gosling

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#50SENSE written by Elizabeth Carr-Ellis

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Considering Art written by Bob Chaundy

https://consideringart.com/2019/03/01/samantha-louise-emery-ikona-mirrored-interior/




“From the moment I discovered IKONA, I knew the level of artistic quality was high enough to warrant hiring a professional film crew to document the exhibition reception opening, which exceeded my expectations for the audience turn out. I believe IKONA, and Samantha, are effectively bringing a positive change in a world where womens’ rights and equality are the corner stone of our society’s future.” - Tony Taglianetti, Gallery Director, The Brick Lane Gallery, London UK.

Biography

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, a mother, a wife, a partner, a lover, a 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 there still is much more awareness 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 and seek to combine shape and colour to develop textures that interpret these Feminine qualities while honouring the unique personality of each subject.”


IKONA recently completed a third solo exhibition, this time at The Mediaworks in White City Place, London, UK, 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 workingchance.org is the only recruitment consultancy for women leaving the criminal justice and care systems. The Malala Fund malala.org 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: info@samanthalouiseemery.art

IKONA - extended solo exhibition until January 31, 2019.

 IKONA - Ten Interpretive Portraits

What is IKONA?

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Professional Highlights

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: info@samanthalouiseemery.art