Emma Clear is an Irish artist based in Finland (b. 1981). Her work explores textile and yarn as installations and concepts for storytelling. She has a background in drawing and installation and has utilised varying materials to think through her concepts. She is currently completing her master’s degree in Visual Culture, Curating and Contemporary Art at Aalto University. Formerly completing her BA at Falmouth University, UK and at LSAD in Ireland. Emma was a founding member of Diversis Artibus artist co-operative based in the UK (2014-2017). The co-operative established Corridor Gallery, an artist led gallery in central Brighton, where she held the position of co-director and curator of exhibitions. Emma’s work has been exhibited in Finland, Ireland and the UK.



Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland: Masters of Arts / Visual Culture, Curating and Contemporary Art (2018– present) University College Falmouth, UK: Bachelor of Arts / Fine Art (2007 – 2009) Limerick School of Art and Design, Ireland: Diploma in Fine Art / Sculpture (2000 – 2003) 


Corridor Gallery, Brighton, UK: Co-Director/ Curator (Aug 2015 – Jan 2017) Diversis Artibus Co-op Ltd., UK: Artist Cooperative Co-Director (Jan 2014 – Jan 2017) Knowledge Gallery, Brighton, UK: Gallery Co-Manager (May 2013 – Nov 2013) Brighton, UK: Life Drawing Teacher/ Drawing Group Facilitator (Mar 2011 – Nov 2013)

HIAP (Helsinki Artists Residency Programme): Artist Residency Intern (Aug 2019 – Feb 2020)


“EMMANUEMMI: Skin” – Group Show, Iitti, (July 2020-August 2020) “Can You See Work” – Group Show Väre Building, Aalto University (January 2019)
“Dimensions” – Aalto/ViCCA Group Show Venice Building, Lapinlahdenpolku (December 2018)
“Trace” – Solo Show Corridor Gallery, Brighton, UK (August 2016)
“Resonance the Being” Duo Show Knowledge Gallery, Brighton, UK (October 2013)
Bandon Arts Fair – Group show Co Cork, Ireland (June 2012)
Edwardian Cloakroom – Art Trail – Group show Bristol City Centre, UK (July 2011)

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