Emily Lucas

For me printmaking is not about repeating an image in multiples, but the quality and possibilities of the printed, drawn line

Emily is interested in the inadequacy of language to communicate interior experience, utilising gaps, fragments, repetitions and strange pairings to create alternative narratives and ambivalent meanings. Objects from both the natural and man-made world are paired with found text in order to generate embodied experience which is impossible to articulate through language alone. Mono-printed drawing, stitch and simple print processes lie at the heart of Emily’s practice.


Emily Lucas lives and works in Stroud, Gloucestershire. She is currently undertaking a PhD, researching the function of drawing as an autobiographical act. Emily studied Drawing and Applied Arts at UWE in Bristol and continued with a Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking MA.  She has exhibited her work in London, Poland, Greece, New York and Hong Kong and regularly has work in the RWA Open in Bristol. 

Her work is held in both private and public collections.


Recent exhibitions:

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, July-August 2022. ‘Made Visible’, Three Storeys, Nailsworth, May 2022.

‘A Room of her Own’, Irving Contemporary, Oxford, March-April 2022.

Residency ‘At the Garage’, March 2022,

Imaged Words & Worded Images, Maitland, New South Wales, Australia, January 2022.

The Cornhall, Diss, Norfolk, August 2021.