Emmanuelle Loiselle's multi disciplinary practise explores domesticity, womanhood and the brutality of life as a mother. Napkins, rags, tea towels and table clothes she glues, attaches, sews or simply hangs have transformed into symbols of liberation. Her muscular gestures on the canvas – often associated with male abstraction – are twisted into ‘anti macho marks’. She also include objects into her assemblage paintings and installations to give a sense of her everyday, always balancing between the abject and the beautiful of life. Her etchings made with rags and pound shop dish cloth stretched out act as feminist icons and are often stained with dirt or oil paint.
Emmanuelle Loiselle (b.1983) graduated from City and Guilds London School of Art (BA Hons Fine Art) in 2016. She has exhibited since in various places in London and has had her first solo show 'A Woman's Work is Never Done' at Subsidiary Project in 2018. In 2017, she won the Collier Bristow Prize awarded by Iwona Blazwick, director of the Whitechapel Gallery. Her next group show 'Keep the Door of my Lips' will be hosted by the Stephen Lawrence Gallery (University of Greenwich) curated by Connie Gallagher and Pr Andrew King.