The Artist

Lauren Emma is a final year student enrolled in BA(Hons) Painting and Printmaking at The Glasgow School of Art, with aspirations of studying Art Psychotherapy after graduating. She is a multimedia artist, concerned with displaying the anguish and troubles faced during girlhood in the digital age.

Statement from the artist:
"I am a young artist based in Paisley, Scotland. My work explores femininity, the body, and girlhood in the age of social media. Placing myself in my work brings about a relatable and familiar experience, allowing me to explore my own frustrations surrounding body image, gender roles, perfection, narcissism and obsession. 

I work mainly with collecting, collage and documentation, generating complicated compositions with overlapping layers, echoing the anguish, confusion and excessive nature of teenage hood and growing up. I also tend to incorporate installation, painting and sculptural pieces in my work to create an immersive experience for the viewer, allowing them to see themselves in the work, as well as myself."