British artist Emma Talbot (b. 1969, Worcestershire) began her artistic career by studying at the Kent Institute of Art and Design in 1987, followed by the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design in 1988, and The Royal College of Art where she graduated in 1995. Since then she has exhibited worldwide, with solo exhibitions at Transition Gallery (London), Freud Museum (London), Galerie Onrust (Amsterdam), Arcadia Missa (New York), and Petra Rinck Galerie (Düsseldorf), and group shows at Turner Contemporary (Margate), Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool), Art Gallery of Western Australia (Perth), and Charlie Dutton Gallery (Beijing), amongst many more.
In 1995 Talbot won a scholarship to the British School in Rome, and in 1996 was awarded the Bob and Susan Kasen Summers Studio Award. In 2020 Talbot was awarded the Max Mara prize which supports UK-based female artists and as a result sees the artist creating a new body of work to be shown at the Whitechapel Gallery (London) and Collezione Maramotti (Italy) in 2021. Talbot’s artwork currently features in collections such as the Saatchi Collection, David Roberts Collection, J Sainsbury PLC, Unilever and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Western Australia (Perth), amongst others.
The artist lives and works in London, is a senior tutor in fine art at Central Saint Martins (UAL London), and is a lecturer in painting at the Royal College of Art (London).