1993-1995   Royal College of Art, M.A. Painting
1988-1991  Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, B.A. Fine Art (First Class)
1987-1988   Kent Institute of Art & Design, Foundation in Art & Design

One Person Exhibitions:

2020  When Screens Break Eastside Projects, Birmingham
   Emma Talbot at DCA Dundee November 2020
   Kunsthalle Giessen Germany September 2020
2019   Sounders of The Depths, GEM Kunstmuseum voor Actuele Kunst, The Hague NL
   Art Night Commission, William Morris Gallery London
   Emma Talbot, Petra Rinck Galerie Düsseldorf
2018   21st Century Sleepwalk, Caustic Coastal, Salford
   Emma Talbot Nicolas Krupp Basel
   Woman-Bird-Snake Galerie Onrust Amsterdam
2017   Open Thoughts Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Germany
   Stained With Marks Of Love, Arcadia Missa, New York USA
   The World Blown Apart, Galerie Onrust Amsterdam
2016   Time after Time, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf
   Entrances & Exits, Gallery Twenty Two, Bristol, UK
   Unravel These Knots, Freud Museum, London
2015   Step Inside Love, domobaal, London
   Memories Turn to Dusk, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany
2013   Means of Escape Primary, Nottingham
2012   Bad Objects, Little Deaths, Transition Gallery, London
2011   You Would Cry Too If It Happened To You, Kusseneers Gallery Antwerp
   The Solo Project, Basel (Kusseneers Gallery, Antwerp)
   A Sheffield Song, Bloc, Sheffield
2010   Pictures From My Heart, Transition Gallery, London

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2020  Starhawk's Backyard, Galerie Onrust Amsterdam NL
2019  All That The Rain Promises, Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh
   Do You Keep Thinking There Must be Another Way? Mimosa House London
  The Dark Night of The Soul, Lewisham Art House London
2018  From the Inside Out, Drawing Room London
  Solitary Pleasures, Freud Museum, London
  Journeys Through The Wasteland, Turner Contemporary Margate
  Solitary Pleasures, Freud Museum, London
  Rumpy Bees and Pumpy Blooms, Klosterpresse, Frankfurt
  Virginia Woolf, Tate St Ives, (touring in 2018 to Pallant House Gallery, Fitzwilliam Museum)
  Some Islands, Coleman Projects, London
2017  CONDO Arcadia Missa, London
  Art Cologne (Galerie Onrust, Amsterdam)
2016  MAC International Ulster Bank Prize, MAC Belfast, Northern Ireland
  Telling Tales, Collyer Bristow, London
  Ghost On The Wire, Objectifs, Centre For Photography and film, Singapore
  John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
  Art Cologne (Petra Rinck Galerie)
  Charlie Dutton Gallery, Beijing, China
  William N Copley, Emma Talbot, Ina Van Zyl, Galerie Onrust, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  Comic Tragics, Art Gallery Of Western Australia, Perth
  Endgame, Turps Gallery, London
  In Neuen Raumen, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf
2015   DRKRM, DAM Gallery, Berlin
  Graphics Interchange Format : 25 Years of Focal Point Gallery, Southend on Sea
  To Go Too Far, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf
  In Miniature, Small Collections Room, Nottingham Contemporary
  Birmingham Show, Eastside Projects, Birminhgam UK
2014   Mind The Gap, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf
  Drawn Together, Artist as Selector, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings
  The Manchester Contemporary (domobaal)
  Detail, H Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
  Outrageous Fortune, Artists Remake the Tarot, Focal Point Gallery and Exeter Phoenix, Hayward Touring
2013   Atomic, Transition Gallery London
   Art Britannia, Madonna Building, Miami
   Drawing Now, (Kusseneers Gallery), Carrousel Du Louvre, Paris
   Random House Arcadia Missa London
  All The Dead Dears WW Gallery, London
2012   John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery Liverpool
   I Wish You Well Vegas Gallery, London
   The Perfect Nude, Wimbledon Space, London, SPACEX, Exeter
2011  Me And My Shadow, Kate MacGarry, London
   TOLD Hales Gallery, London
   The Life Of The Mind The New Art Gallery, Walsall (Curated by Bob and Roberta Smith including Louise Bourgeois, Lucia Noguiera, Sarah Lucas, Tracey Emin, Chris Ofili)
   Outrageous Fortune, Focal Point Gallery, Southend /
   Hayward Touring
   Pulp Fictions, Transition Gallery, London
2010   Party! The New Art Gallery, Walsall
   Dough & Dynamite, (curated by KobetsVasey)
   McAslan + Partners, London

Fellowships and Awards:
1996   Bob and Susan Kasen Summers Studio Award
1995   Rome Scholarship, British School at Rome


Saatchi Collection, David Roberts Collection, University of The Arts, London, J. Sainsbury PLC, Unilever, City of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery,Ministry of Heritage, Stephenson Harwood
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Bob & Susan Summers Collection of British Art, Fries Museum NL, Arnhem Museum NL, KRC Collection NL, AkzoNobel Art Foundation NL, Guerlain Foundation Paris
Arts Council Collection

Press, Reviews etc (selection)


CONDO Emma Talbot @ Arcadia Missa, Fruit of The Forest 30.1.17
Art News CONDO Arcadia Missa and VI,VII at Arcadia Missa 2.1.17
CONDO something curated, 4.1.17
Emma Talbot : CONDO, Critics Guide, Rosanna Mclaughlin, Frieze 17.1.17
CONDO Flash Art online 27.1.17
Fruit of The Forest Artists Interview Emma Talbot, Federica Tattoli February 2017


Kunstforum, feature on Emma Talbot by Magdalena Kröner, September 2016 issue
Art Review, 'The Mountain' commissioned artist pages with introduction by Paul Gravett, September 2016 issue
'The imaginative inner life of the comic artist' in The Guardian, Australia on 'Comic Tragics: The Exploding Language of Contemporary Comic Art' curated by Robert Cook, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, 18.04.16.
The Monologuist/Emma Talbot/Comic Tragics by Anders Brekhus Nilsen (USA) writing on about 'Comic Tragics: The Exploding Language of Contemporary Comic Art' curated by Robert Cook, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, 18.04.16.
'unraveling the knots at the freud museum' review in ID/Vice by Rózsa Farkas, 06.04.16


Neomoderne in Brüssel? special mention of Emma Talbot's work in Petra Rinck Galerie's booth at Art Brussels 2015, by Sabine B. Vogel in 'Die Presse' 25 April
A Rare Egg in the Nest: The Outlandish World of Emma Talbot, a review of Emma Talbot's exhibition 'Memories Turn To Dusk',Petra Rinck Galerie in Düsseldorf, by Magdalena Kröner
published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung - Feuilleton, 4 April


Skye Sherwin, The Week's Art Shows, The Guardian, Friday 08.03.13
Andrew Brown, Artists Newsletter, March
Arcadia Missa, Random House, web
Arcadia Missa, Random House, Dazed and Confused online text by Sian Dolding


Emma Talbot in 'Told' at Hales Gallery to 2 April and in 'Me and my Shadow' at Kate MacGarry, 11 March - 17 April,web


Articulated Artists: Emma Talbot talking to Alli Sharma,web


Jessica Lack, Artist of the Week: 35 Emma Talbot, The Guardian, 01.04.09

Publications, Editioned Prints, Artists' Books, zines and editorial contributions (selection)


Coming To Painting, peer reviewed article, Journal of Contemporary Painting (Intellect) Issue 3,1+2,May 2017


Vanishing Point, lithograph with silkscreen metallic ink, published by and produced at Curwen Studio, London
Emma Talbot, two part publication for 'Unravel These Knots' at the Freud Museum, London with essay 'Dropping off and coming to' by Rebecca Geldard
Dream, lithograph published by Curwen Studio, London


E.R.O.S. Journal, The Interior, London
A Walled Garden, silkscreen print, published by Coriander Studio, London
Thames and Hudson book::Drawing People, The Human Figure in Contemporary Art by Roger Malbert
Emma Talbot on Egon Schiele, Garageland 18: Sex, Spring 2015
'Sex Fantasy' folded lithograph on Japanese paper,Coriander Studio
The Unscripted Image, peer reviewed article, Journal of Contemporary Painting (Intellect) Issue 1, Spring 2015


Thames and Hudson book:100 Painters of Tomorrow, Kurt Beers
Sub Rosa, a collection of poems and drawings, edited by Anne Fellner, published by info-punkt, Leipzig, Germany (web)
Rome, Garageland Issue 17, contributor, published by Transition Gallery


Film, Garageland Issue 14, contributor, published by Transition Gallery


Family, Garageland Issue 11, contributor & cover image (winter/spring) published by Transition Gallery


Untitled (zine) published by Nieves, Zürich, Switzerland (cover image)


Rock n'Roll, Garageland Issue 7 contributor, editor of pull-out section, published by Transition Gallery


Painting & Translating, Guest Editor, Garageland Magazine, Issue 4, published by Transition Gallery