Artist Emma Fay uses concept body artistry to create exhibitions, media and live installations. Painting on the human canvas to create artworks that challenge visual perception, Emma’s approach uses symbolic expression and illusion, while her inspiration is derived from the natural world, humanities and social science.
Born in 1987, Emma’s education in the arts, beauty industry and business allowed her to combine knowledge and skills to manipulate the human form into unique bodies of work that appear in photographed exhibits, live performances and film.
Her rise to international recognition as a body artist came from the release of the Marvels of Nature series, which combined the distorted quality of contortionism with painted depictions of animal forms. Following the worldwide viral success of the artwork, Emma’s work has been applied to more commercial domains, creating captivating artwork for editorial and advertorial use, both as photographed body art and recreations at events. Her work has been commissioned and featured in many publications, including The Guardian, The Telegraph and The Huffington Post, as well as being utilised for campaigns and social causes.
Emma works within commercial arenas, bringing her artistic talents to make-up artistry and body painting, adding an innovative dimension through her concepts and ideas. From her studio in the UK she has developed Enter Edem, a collective of artists who create exciting theatrical art experiences and deliver educational workshops.
The National Lottery
Macmillan Cancer Support
Sociedade Brasileria de Dermatologia, Brazil
Born Free Foundation
Natural History Museum, London
ZSL London Zoo
HIPA Photography Awards, Dubai
Ministry of Environment, Gibraltar
Leicester City Council
University of Leicester
The New York Post
The Daily Mail
Lectures and Talks
Judge at bodypaint festivals in Gibraltar and the Netherlands
Attenborough Arts Centre
The Art of Employment Lottery-funded project for Apex-works, Leicester
Loreto College, Manchester
City of Leicester College
Sponsors and Support
Arts Council England
Live painting demonstrations at Paintopia and the World Bodypainting Festival
My Modern Met
Euro Maxx lifestyle