Emma Pinsent is an artist living and working between Arakwal and Gadigal lands in so-called Australia. Spanning sculpture, drawing, painting and installation, her practice is concerned with the afterlife and transformation of waste, often using materials like paper pulp, plant pigments and found objects to explore the entangled relations between the human and more-than-human. In 2019 she completed a Bachelor
of Fine Arts (Honours) at UNSW: Art & Design, and in 2022 began a PhD (Art & Design) at the same institution supported by the Australian Government RTP
Scholarship. She has exhibited in Meanjin (Brisbane), Lutruwita (Tasmania), across Gadigal land (Sydney) in both
commercial and public spaces, and has been a finalist in a number of awards.
2022 - ongoing
2014 - 2019
Solo and duo exhibitions
Grants and Scholarships
2022 - ongoing
Philosophy (PhD) (Art & Design), supported by the Australian Government RTP
UNSW Art, Design
& Architecture, Paddington, NSW
of Fine Arts (Honours)
UNSW: Art & Design, Paddington, NSW
with Billie Baker, Good Grief Studios, Hobart, TAS.
A Leaky Exchange, with Billie Baker, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston,
Fouls of the beach, Nextdoor ARI, House Conspiracy, Brisbane, QLD.
Matters of Adornment, AIRspace Projects,
Materiality, DRAW Space, Newtown, NSW.
errant form, Curated by Claire de Carteret and Niko Plaskas, Tiles, Lewisham, NSW.
Cool Change (in the middle of a heat wave), Curated by Floorplan Studio, Abstract Thoughts, Darlinghurst, NSW.
Kudos Emerging Awards 2022 (Emerging Artist + Designer Award), Finalist exhibition, Randwick, NSW.
Tim Olsen Drawing
Finalist Exhibition, AD Space, UNSW ADA, Paddington, NSW.
Is it black and
Curated by Claire de Carteret, Stanley Street Gallery, Darlinghurst, NSW.
Interior / Exterior, Curated by Sarah-Rose
Campbell, TSE-Leigh, Capital Corporate Space, Waterloo, NSW.
SOME-THING: Graduates from SCA, NAS, UNSWA&D, ANU, UTS, Gaffa, Sydney, NSW.
Wait? What?, 107 Projects, Redfern, NSW.
Annual, 2019 Graduate Exhibition, UNSW Galleries, Paddington, NSW.
Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award, Gallery Lane Cove, Lane Cove, NSW.
Sighlo, Three Foot Square, Paddington, NSW.
The Mediated Body, Down / Under, Chippendale, NSW.
Eden - Unearthed, Curated by Meredith Kirton, Eden
Gardens, Macquarie Park, NSW.
Dual Bodies, Curated by Sarah Rose, AIRspace
Projects, Marrickville, NSW.
Jenny Birt Award Finalist Exhibition, AD Space, UNSW A&D, Paddington, NSW.
Home, Curated by YMO Projects, Leichhardt,
Opening, Curated by Fork x Mucusbubble, Flow Studios, Marrickville, NSW.
To Whom This May
Three Foot Square, Paddington, NSW.
Finalist, Kudos Emerging Awards 2022 (Emerging Artist + Designer Award), Sydney, NSW.
Finalist, Tim Olsen Drawing Prize, UNSW Art, Design and Architecture.
Finalist, Art Edit Self-represented Art Prize, Art Edit Magazine.
Finalist, Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award,
Gallery Lane Cove, Lane Cove, NSW.
Birt Award, UNSW: Art & Design, Paddington, NSW.
Australian Government RTP Scholarship, PhD Research,
recipient, Bouddi Foundation for the Arts.
Kline, Elen. Emma Pinsent: Fouls of the beach [Exhibition essay], December 2023. Published as part of exhibition with Nextdoor ARI, Brisbane, QLD.
Showcase, Art/Edit, Issue 26, pp. 199.
Rose, Sarah. Dual Bodies [Exhibition Essay], July 2019. Published as part of exhibition at AIRspace Projects, Marrickville, NSW.
saplings, Stanley Street Gallery, Darlinghurst,
Stanley Street Gallery, Darlinghurst, NSW.
Portfolio of selected work (PDF)