Year of Residency: Apr - July 2018
Emma Fitts completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) at the University of Canterbury in 2002 and a Master of Fine Art from the Glasgow School of Art in 2010. Based in the UK since 2009, Fitts returned to Christchurch as the Olivia Spencer Bower awardee for 2014.
Her individual practice and collaborative work as Fitts & Holderness and Victor & Hester, has seen her participate in exhibitions and residencies both nationally and internationally. Most recent projects include From Pressure to Vibration: The Event of a Thread; House Studies, curated by Sophie Bannan at Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, 2016; New Work at Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland, 2016; Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show, Auckland Art Gallery, 2015-2016; Embodying the Archive, curated by Melanie Oliver and Anneke Jaspers, The Physics Room, Christchurch 2016; Dreams of Machines at Transmission, Glasgow (2015); Messaging at 123, Galway, Ireland (2015); Fit-out for Olivia Spencer Bower at Ilam Gallery (2015)