Emily Speed is interested in the relationship between people and buildings and her work explores the body and its relationship to architecture. She is concerned with how a person is shaped by the buildings they have occupied and how a person occupies their own psychological space.
Speed studied for a BA (Hons) in Drawing & Painting at Edinburgh College of Art and an MA in Fine Art: Drawing at University of the Arts London, (Wimbledon College of Art). During 2016 she had solo exhibitions at TRUCK, Calgary and presented a major new commission at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Texas. Recent exhibitions and commissions include: LOCWS, Swansea; Plymouth Art Centre; Oredaria Gallery, Rome and Laumeier Sculpture Park, St Louis, USA. Speed was the 2014/15 Derek Hill scholar at the British School at Rome and in 2013 she was shortlisted for the Northern Art Prize.