EMMA FITTS

Born, Ashburton, New Zealand

EDUCATION

2010 Masters of Fine Art, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
2007 Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning, Canterbury University, Christchurch, NZ
1999-2002 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ

EXHIBITIONS
Upcoming
Embodying the archive (5 September-10 October), curated by Melanie Oliver and Anneke Jaspers, The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand
Pleasure Garden (29 July 22 Augst) Window installation as part of Kirstin Carlin solo show, Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Messaging (13 - 26 July) Victor & Hester, 126 Galway, Ireland

2015

VH-16-22-7-12-3-22 Dreams of Machines, Transmisison Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, UK (Victor & Hester)
Fit-out for Olivia Spencer Bower, Ilam Gallery, Christchurch, NZ (solo)

2014

Bomber Jacket for Marilyn Waring, Glossary of Terms A and C, Un Magazine 8.2, Melbourne, Australia, (Victor & Hester)
74 Heaton St, Exhibition with Kirstin Carlin, Christchurch, NZ
Bomber Jacket for Marilyn Waring, St Paul St Gallery, AUT, Auckland, NZ
Sports Jacket for Marlow Moss, The Physics Room, Christchurch, NZ
What (Was) Is Happening Now, A collaborative research project, Creative Lab, Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland, UK (Victor & Hester)
I will wear a plastic guise / I will wear a fabric guise, Dog Park Art Project Space, Christchurch, NZ, a collaboration with Amelia Bywater & Emma Fitts, Sarah Forrest and Virginia Hutchison
I See / You Mean, Victor & Hester, Journal 41, LA Artist Book Fair, The Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, USA

2013

Canvas & Rings, LoopArt, Deptford X, London, England, UK
In Around, The Bothy Project, Glasgow, Scotland, UK (Victor & Hester)
Shadow is Shade, collaboration with Kirstin Carlin, The Physics Room, Christchurch, NZ
Shade is Shadow, collaboration with Kirstin Carlin, Window, AUT Auckland, NZ

2012

Journal 33, Victor & Hester, Sunday Art Fair, London, England, UK
T.O.U.C.H, 42 Carlton Place, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
2011
From Monoliths to Trinkets, Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden, Scotland, UK
Smudges, an investigation into plasticine on photocopier, Victor & Hester Journal 16, Glasgow Film Theatre, Scotland, UK

2010

The accumulation of order, Victor & Hester Journal 2, February 2010, Glasgow, UK
I no longer have anything to fear, Victor & Hester Journal 1, January 2010, Glasgow, UK
Collecting 101, Seed Gallery, Auckland, NZ
Definite Article, Artnews Projects c/o Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
MFA Degree Show, Centre of Contemporary Art (CCA), Glasgow, Scotland, UK
The Glue Factory, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

2008

BASIS, The Physics Room, Christchurch, NZ
Compressed Space, Enjoy Gallery, Wellington, NZ
Moving Over There, The Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, NZ
Introducing, Artis Gallery, Auckland, NZ

2007

The Walls Aren't Moving, The High Street Project, Christchurch, NZ
In – Between, The Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, NZ

2004

Mr. & Mrs. Pinks Fabulous Collection, Touring group show, The High Street Project, Christchurch & The Blue Oyster, Dunedin, NZ

2003

Linge, The High Street Project, Christchurch, NZ

2002

Knitting Animation, Gridlocked, Manchester St, Christchurch, NZ
Segments
, SOFA Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
Painless, The High Street Project, Christchurch, NZ

2001

ReNew, SOFA Gallery, The Arts Center, Christchurch, NZ

AWARDS

2014 Olivia Spencer Bower Fellowship
2002 Bickerton - Widowson Memorial Trust Fine Arts Scholarship
2000 Grant Lingard Fine Arts Scholarship

ONGOING COLLABORATIVE PRACTICES

2010 Victor & Hester
2001 Fitts & Holderness

WORK HELD IN PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
3 Square Colours, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, New Zealand
Yolk and Elbow Pads for Olivia Spencer Bower,
The University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Blouse and Trousers for Olivis Spencer Bower
The Olivia SpeNcer Bower Trust, New Zealand

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

2011 Book Fair, The Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland (Victor & Hester)
2011 Independent Publishing, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (Victor & Hester)

ART & BOOK FAIRS

2014 L.A Artist Book Fair, Victor & Hester with Aye-Aye Books
2013 Published and Be Damned with Aye-Aye Books
2012 Sunday Art Fair, Victor & Hester with Aye-Aye Books
2011 Book Fair, The Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland (Victor & Hester)

RESIDENCIES

2014 Cove Park, One-to-one residency, Cove, Scotland, UK (Amelia Bywater & Emma Fitts)
2014 Creative Lab, The Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland, UK (Victor & Hester)
2014 The Olivia Spencer Bower Fellow 2014, The Physics Room, Christchurch, NZ
2013 LoopArt13, London, England
2013 The Bothy Project, One Week Residency, Glasgow, Scotland (Victor & Hester)
2011 Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden, Scotland – Emerging Artist Series
2011 ArtSpace, Sydney, Australia (Fitts & Holderness)
2010 SIM RES, Reykjavik, Iceland (Fitts & Holderness)
2010 Creative Lab, CCA Glasgow (Victor & Hester)