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Tue 10 Dec 2013

Emily Moore wins People’s Choice Award

  • Emily Moore has been awarded the Griffin Art Prize 2013 People’s Choice award for her mixed media work ‘Canopy layers II-2013’
  • Winning a specially designed suitcase of Liquitex and Winsor & Newton products, this marks the first ever People’s Choice award
  • Voting took place online, through Griffin Gallery and was promoted via brand sponsors’ social media channels

Emily Moore has been named the winner of the Griffin Art Prize 2013 People’s Choice Award. The Prize comprises two suitcases of art materials supplied by the prize sponsors, Liquitex and Winsor and Newton.

Emily Moore is drawn to mountainous, desolate landscapes as well as the geometric shapes found in man made structures. Her work explores the tension between these conflicting themes. She uses a range of media including painting, photography, printmaking and installation. Emily has already exhibited in Edinburgh, London and Boston and recently won both the Artspace2let Prize, in 2013 and the Royal Scottish Academy Keith Prize in 2012.

Matthew Gibson, Director of the Griffin Art Prize, says:
“Edinburgh based mixed media painter Emily Moore has won the People’s Choice prize at the Griffin Art Prize. Emily was the clear favourite amongst those who voted in the gallery ballot box and online. This is the first year of the People’s prize and Emily will receive a specially designed suitcase of Liquitex products and a suitcase of Winsor & Newton products. The gallery is delighted that Emily has won as this is her first major exhibition since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art last June with a first class degree.”

Emily Moore, Winner of the Griffin Art Prize People’s Choice Award, says: 
"I was surprised and delighted to learn that I had won the People's Choice Award. As an artist it is encouraging to know that people enjoy looking at my work. These materials will allow me to take my art further, to create more work to build my career." [for sign off]

The Griffin Gallery is an exciting art space located in West London at the head office of some of the world’s finest artist materials: Winsor & Newton; Liquitex and Conté à Paris. The gallery uses its independence to support emerging artists and explore the cutting edge of contemporary art and craftsmanship.

The Griffin Art Prize 2013 saw a wide range of media from painting and drawing, to photography, printmaking and installation. The shortlisted artists include Eleanor Bedlow, Emily Moore, Mary Wintour, Luke George & Elizabeth Rose, Helen Frank, Nicole Wong, Rae Hicks, Scott Robertson, Susannah Douglass and Yuhwa Son.

The Griffin Art Prize 2013 was won in November by Luke George and Elizabeth Rose who competed with nine other shortlisted artists for the prize, which includes use of an exclusive studio space in West London. The winning entry was titled ‘Gate’(2013).

The shortlist exhibition will tour to High House gallery, Oxon in January 2014 and to White Moose in Devon in February 2014.

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