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Emma Fitts

Emma Fitts (b. 1979 Ashburton) lives and works in Christchurch. Fitts gained a Masters
of Fine Art from The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, in 2010; a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning from The University of Canterbury, Christchurch, in 2007; and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Canterbury, Christchurch, in 2002. In 2018 Fitts was awarded the Wallace Arts Trust Fulbright Residency. In 2017, she was awarded the Colin McCahon House Residency. Selected recent exhibitions include
In The Rough, The National, Parlour Projects and Te Uru (2018-1019) Homeshow, Curated by Louise Palmer, 90 Canon
St, Christchurch (2017);
I Digress, Victor & Hester, Curated by Sophie Davis, Enjoy Gallery, Wellington (2017); Section, Elevation, Perspective, Parlour Projects, Hawke’s Bay (2017); From Pressure to Vibration: The Event of a Thread, The Dowse Museum and Art Gallery, Wellington (2017); House Studies, Curated by Sophie Bannan, Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch (2016); Contemporary Christchurch, Curated by Paula Orrell, CoCA, Christchurch (2016);Necessary Distraction: A Painting Show, Curated by Natasha Conland, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland (2016). Fitts’ work is held in prominent public and private collections, including the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, the University of Canterbury, The Olivia Spencer Bower Trust and the Colin McCahon Trust.