Emily Hartley-Skudder

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Emily Hartley-Skudder (b. 1988, Tāmaki Makaurau) is a visual artist currently living and working in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Hartley-Skudder graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) from Ilam School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury in 2012. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout Aotearoa and internationally. Fascinated with the ‘artificial ordinary’, her practice involves obsessive searching and collecting of commonly found objects; mostly miniatures, plastics and – more recently – hand basins. These are then assembled and photographed as still lifes before being translated into oil paintings. The paintings and assemblages are often integrated into immersive, faux-domestic installations.

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