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About

Emma McGarry is a Visual Artist and Photographer born in Bristol, UK. Now living between Bristol and Coventry, McGarry currently anticipating graduation from BA (Hons) Photography with International Enhancement from Coventry University. She has gained experience in both the UK and internationally as a student and practising Artist, Exhibition Director, Writer, Researcher, and Photographer, and is currently Lead Curator for Between Spaces (Coventry University Photography Degree Show 2020). Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions including Voices and Visibility (2017), Space & Place in EXPOSURE Photo Festival (2018), Sense of Self Street Exhibition (2018), The Supreme Exodus LAB with Antonio Guzman (2018), and Do Not Touch (2019). Additionally, McGarry is engaged with a variety of communities and has worked for Photo Archive Miners, The Photographer's Gallery, The Herbert Museum and Art Gallery, The Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, Coventry 2021 City of Culture Sketchbook Project, and Ghost Town Series. 

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Education

 

  • 2015 - 2016 UAL: Art & Design Foundation Diploma @ Bristol School of Art

  • 2016 - 2020 BA (Hons) Photography with International Enhancement @ Coventry University

  • 2018 - 2019 BA Fine Arts @ Academie Minerva, Groningen, Netherlands

General

 

2016 - 2017

 

  • Photographer for The Tab @ Coventry, UK 

  • Featured Artist in Equality & Diversity Exhibition @ Coventry, UK

 

2018 

 

  • ACA Adobe Photoshop Certified Associate 

  • Committee Member for EXPOSURE 24hr Photo Festival @ Coventry, UK

  • Engagement & Workshop Leader for EXPOSURE 24hr Photo Festival @ Coventry, UK

  • Featured Artist for EXPOSURE 24hr Photo Festival @ Coventry, UK

  • Learning Assistant for The Herbert Museum & Art Gallery @ Coventry, UK

  • Artist & Installer for 'Sense of Self' Street Exhibition by Emma McGarry & Muhammad Usamah @ Coventry City Centre, UK

  • Featured artist (Photographer of Performance) in 'The Supreme Exodus LAB' by Antonio Jose Guzman @ Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen, The Netherlands

2019 

 

  • Featured Artist in Academie Minerva 3rd Year Expo @ Groningen, The Netherlands

  • Featured Artist for 'Do Not Touch' Exhibition @ Vrijdag, Groningen, The Netherlands

  • Leader, Planner, Curator for 'Do Not Touch' Exhibition @ Vrijdag, Groningen, The Netherlands

  • Artist Contributor for 2021 City of Culture Sketchbook @ Coventry, UK

  • Opening Night Events Photographer for 'Product Personality Cycle' by Johann Koop @ Arcadia Gallery, Coventry, UK

  • Volunteer for Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art @ Coventry, UK

 

2020

 

  • Photo Archive Miners Volunteer @ Coventry, UK

  • Viewpoints Series Speaker @ The Photographers Gallery, London

  • Ghost Town Series x Madam X Events Photographer @ Coventry, UK

  • Committee Member for 'Between Spaces' Coventry University BA (Hons) Photography Degree Show @ Coventry, UK

  • Lead Curator for 'Between Spaces' Coventry University BA (Hons) Photography Degree Show @ Coventry, UK

  • Lead Curator for 'Between Spaces' Publication Launch @ The Photographer's Gallery, London, UK

  • Featured Artist in 'Between Spaces' Coventry University BA (Hons) Photography Degree Show @ Coventry, UK

  • Featured Artist in City of Culture Sketchbook Exhibition @ TBC, Coventry, UK

  • Collaborative Artist with Edgewick Community Primary School Project @ Coventry, UK