The practice of Emma Reeves investigates the fragility, pathos, oddness and humour of ordinary experiences, within a wider environmental and cultural context. The artist is inspired by her surroundings, chance encounters, colloquial speech, popular culture, songs and folktales. Emma’s sculptures and installations are made from small or miniature found objects, that she altered very slightly, by either removing or adding an element. The titles are integral to, and evolves as she makes the work. The artist often includes an element of sound within the objects, and occasionally video forms part of the installation. Most recently Emma has been experimenting with ceramics and printmaking.
Emma Reeves graduated from Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone in 2006 and completed a Research Masters at Glasgow School of Art in 2011. Her research project at Glasgow School of Art was to examine postcolonial theory and practice. Emma’s sculptures/installations have been exhibited in Scotland, London, Finland and Shanghai.