Artist Interview: Emily Moore
I came across the work of London-based artist Emily Moore in two different places between last summer and the year that followed; the first was in the slightly bizarre online presentations on the Royal College of Art website, where Emily graduated from in the unfortunate year of 2020. However it was my second engagement with her work, discovering the piece 'Chained' in Lisson Gallery's recent exhibition 'An Infinity of Traces', which closed earlier in June. Aesthetically, the piece is stunning and striking; it was curated brilliantly, with nothing to encroach on its space, taking centre stage against a vast, bright white wall. The show was a collection of pieces by Black artists working with themes including race, history, being and belonging. Lisson also had an online programme of events, and I really recommend catching up on them, especially 'Black Women as Voice and Presence in Visual Art', a panel discussion that included Emily. After being completely engrossed by 'Chained', I decided to strike up a conversation with the artist about her work and processes.
You graduated from Royal College of Art last year. How would you describe the experience of studying there?