Emily Bland (b. 1988) is a British-French painter. Bland graduated in 2011 from Manchester School of Art and has been based in Berlin since 2012.

Current Work, 2023

The starting point for Bland’s current body of work is a recurring thought she has had since childhood of an object in motion. The object is a chair, it is being moved back and forth in a nonsensical manner. This vision lives by its own rules, a constant loop in impossible physical space. It now makes the leap from the imagined to the canvas, becoming an object in itself. What Bland finds comforting is the grounding nature of the vision. It is familiar, precise, repetitive and reliable; echoing the act of painting itself.

Solo Shows

2021, Built on Fluid Planes – GISELA Freier Kunstraum, Berlin, Germany
2020, Visions of My Mind’s Retreats – Nothaft Cafe, Berlin, Germany
2018, Weinissage – Facciola, Berlin, Germany
2018, Explorations of Stimuli and Structures – Das Giftraum, Berlin, Germany
2018, Jovial Strife – Geschwister Nothaft, Berlin, Germany
2012, Articulation – Kaleidoskop, Berlin, Germany
2012, Painting – Loreto Grammar School, Altrincham, UK
2011, Klark – Public spaces, Berlin, Germany
2009, Conversation – Sandbar, Manchester, UK

Group Shows

2023, Group show – KA32, Berlin, Germany
2022, BAAM 4 – MOOS Space, Berlin, Germany
2022, The Sound Bar – Bang & Olufsen, Carl Fritz, Berlin, Germany
2022, GIVE ART A CHANCE – HAZE Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2022, GOOD STUFF – GISELA Freier Kunstraum, Berlin, Germany
2021, L’air de Berlin – Inspiré Azille, Aude, France
2021, UNBLOCK fairartfair – Studios ID, Berlin, Germany
2021, Lange Nacht der Bilder – Studios ID, Berlin, Germany
2020, Online Art Auction – Weserhalle, Berlin, Germany
2020, Lange Nacht der Bilder – Studios ID, Berlin, Germany
2019, Lange Nacht der Bilder – Studios ID, Berlin, Germany
2019, Dissonance – Q Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2018, Open Studios ID – Studios ID, Berlin, Germany
2018, Lange Nacht der Bilder – Studios ID, Berlin, Germany
2017, Submissions – AKA, Berlin, Germany
2014, Invertebra – Spirograph, Berlin, Germany
2012, NW Graduates 2011 – Neo:Gallery 32, Bolton, UK
2011, Manchester Art Crawl – Piccadilly Place, Manchester, UK
2011, Manchester School of Art Degree Show, Manchester, UK
2009, Untitled – The Chapel, Fallowfield, UK


2011-2012, Artist in Residence – Loreto Grammar School, Altrincham, UK


2011, Ken Billany Prize


Müller Headquarters, Shropshire, UK


2007-2011, Manchester School of Art, MMU – BA (Hons) Fine Art
2006-2007, Blackpool & The Fylde College – BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies: Art & Design
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