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.
Body Builders (installation detail), 2016.
Garbuglio, Gomitolo, Gnommero, Grovigio (film still), 2014.