Emily Crookshank is a painter and printmaker based in London. Since graduating from The Glasgow School of Art in 2011 her work has been exhibited widely across the UK, including in the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art.
Lying within the tradition of drawing, Crookshank's recent abstract work explores a visual language of marks. This work has focused on hand-printed etchings; a traditional printmaking process that dates back to the early 16th Century. An original etching is printed by hand, with a great deal of time and care and with each print demanding a high level of technical as well as artistic skill.
Captivated by the unpredictable nature and technicalities of the medium, Crookshank’s fascination lies with the astounding range of creative potential that it offers. Her experimental approach often leads to many exciting and unforeseen outcomes.
She has exhibited in Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair since its launch in 2016, and last year hosted a number of popular workshops and demonstrations. Through August 2018 Emily Crookshank will be Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair Artists in Resident at Brocket London.