2015 Breaking Art, Wallner Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham
2014 Breaking Art, Déda, Derby
2014 Breaking Art, The Customs House Gallery, Newcastle [photos] [video]
2013 Evolution, Corke Gallery, Liverpool
2012 Movida, London
2012 'The Captive' at Derby Museum and Art Gallery
2011 Heredity. Lazarides Gallery, Newcastle
2010 Concilium Plebis. Lazarides Gallery, London
2010 Extraordinary Portraits of Ordinary People feat. Joseph Wright of Derby. Derby Museum and Art Gallery
2009 Concilium Plebis. The Biscuit Factory's CUBE space, Newcastle
2009 Concilium Plebis. Sandford Goudie Gallery, The Customs House, Tyne and Wear [watch documentary]
2004 Michael Naimski Gallery, London
2003, 2004 State of the Art International Tattoo Convention, Assembly Rooms, Derby




2014 The 13th Hour, Last Rites Gallery, New York, USA
2014 Gilty Kiss @ 423 West Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2014 Liverpool Biennial, Corke Gallery, Liverpool, UK
2014 Thinkspace Gallery, California, USA

2013 Urban Contemporary international sale Digard MVV, Drouot Building, Paris, France
2013 What Is Drawing? Customs House Gallery, Newcastle, UK
2013 Portraits 2013, Corke Gallery, Liverpool UK
2013 Wider Than A Postcard, Breezeblock Gallery, Portland OR, USA
2012 5th Birthday Show, Signal Gallery, London, UK

2012 Up Close, Signal Gallery, London, UK
2012 Picks of the Harvest, Thinkspace gallery, California, USA
2011 The Biscuit factory, Newcastle, UK
2010 Thinkspace 5 Year Anniversary Show, California, USA
2009 Grifters, Lazarides Gallery, Rathbone Place, London, UK
2009 Bohemia Galleries, York, UK
2009 OPS Exhibitions, Stadtgallerie, Stadtbibliothek and Lagerhalle Osnabrück, Germany
2008 Liverpool Biennial – Liverpool International Artists Exhibition, NOVAS CUC, UK
2008 Gaze portraiture exhibition, Derby City Museum and Art Gallery, UK

2008 The Affordable Art Fair, London, UK
2007 Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham, UK
2007 View Two Gallery, Liverpool, UK

2007, 2006 Lille Bande Dessinee Festival, France

2006, 2007, 2008 Comic Expo, Bristol, UK

2006, 2007 Salon de la Bande Dessinee et des Arts Graphiques, Roubaix, France

2005 Amadora comics Festival, Portugal

2005 Comic Expo, Brighton, UK

2004 The London Art Fair, UK
2001 Royal Society of Portrait Painters exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK




In 2012 Derby Museum and Art Gallery commissioned The Captive for their permanent collection to respond to the work of Joseph Wright for his 275th birthday celebrations.

Emma Tooth's paintings also feature in the collections of Lazinc. and Derby Chamber of Commerce, as well as many private collections all over the world including the UK, France, Iceland, North America and South Africa.

In 2010 Derbyshire Libraries and The Big Lottery Grant commissioned 2 large paintings for 2 newly-built libraries. Emma met with members of the public who were likely to be using the new libraries and discussed what they wanted, later using them as models. The paintings needed to show that the library welcomed people of all ages and that a variety of media were available - not just books. Additionally, Emma wanted to get across the idea of inter-generational learning and information being passed between people.

In 2004 and 2008 Emma was awarded UK Arts Council funding for her Ophelia and Concilium Plebis projects, respectively.


2013 Cultural Discourse - 'On Emma Tooth's Painting, The Captive' by John David Ebert
2011 Take a Bite by Nancy Schumann
2010 From Pig Farmers and Showgirls. A monograph on the work of Emma Tooth.
2005 Mam Tor's Event Horizon books 1 + 2 (Event Horizon was also translated into Italian and won Best Graphic Novel at SciFi London 2006 as well as being nominated for the Eagle Award in 2007)




2014 The Journal
2013 Rooms Magazine (10-page feature)
2013 Cultural Discourse
2013 Art Of England Magazine
2012 BBC Radio interview with Aleena Naylor discussing Caravaggio
2012 Wikipedia

2012 BBC Radio interview with Andy Potter

2012 (Spanish)
2011 The Derbyshire Magazine
2011 Eyezine
2010 (Spanish)
2010 Arrested
2009 The
2009 BBC online
2009 BBC Bigscreen, Derby
2009 The Metro
2009 BBC Radio interview
2007, 2008 KERA Maniax (Japanese)
2008 Newsnight Review
2008 BBC Radio interview with Claire Hamilton
2008 BBC Bigscreen, Liverpool
2007, 2008 Imagine FX magazine
2006 Nord Eclair, Roubaix, France



Emma holds an academic Honours Degree in Fine Art from Loughborough University (but is a self-taught painter), and a City and Guilds Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

She has exhibited nationally and internationally and worked professionally as an artist for over a decade. She has lead numerous classes, courses and presentations in art centres, galleries, libraries and schools, inspiring artists of all ages along the way.


all images and design copyright emma tooth © 2014