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) Drawing & Painting, Edinburgh College of Art and an MA in Fine Art: Drawing at University of the Arts London: Wimbledon College of Art. During 2016 she has 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. In 2014/15. In October 2014, Speed was the 2014/15 Derek Hill scholar at the British School at Rome. In 2013 she was shortlisted for the Northern Art Prize.