Egan's work uses objects to contemplate our particular moment in time, investigating ideas and languages of production, consumption, labour and taste. She engages with subjects in a way that considers the terms of their existence within the world.
“Most objects I work with might seem banal but to me they’re illuminating in someway.”
Jemma Egan (b. Liverpool) studied at Liverpool School of Art and Design (2002-2005) and Royal College of Art (2013-2015). Recent exhibitions include: Habitual, Castor, London (2020); Family Member, Lily Brooke, London (2019); P is for Portrait - curated by Division of Labour, The Art House, Worchester (2019); Turning to Dust, Assembly Point, London (2017); Identify your limitations, acknowledge the periphery, Vitrine Gallery, Basel (2017); Where work happens, Art Lacuna, London; It means more to me than most people, Invites, Zabludowicz Collection, London (2016). Recent Awards include: Gilbert Bayes Scholarship (2014); Helen Chadwick Scholarship (2014).