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Jemma Appleby Limited Edition

Jemma Appleby’s charcoal drawings aim to amplify the simplicity of the environments they depict. Crisp and minimal, her Limited Edition lightbox, which is part of our Curated Editions collection New Mythologies, explores the interplay between light and shadow.

Detail of Jemma Applby’s workspace

‘People tend to think of charcoal as something really messy and free, but it can also be really controlled and precise.’

The interplay between light and shadow is integral to Jemma Appleby’s artistic practice


Meet Jemma Appleby

Jemma Applby’s exquisite charcoal drawings are so finely executed that they have a velvet-like quality to them. She talks to curated Becca Pelly Fry about her architectural drawings, creative discipline, and the edition she’s made for our inaugural Curated Editions collection, New Mythologies.

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Jemma Appleby

The Artist

Jemma Appleby

Jemma Appleby (b. 1987 UK) is a graduate of City and Guilds of London Art School. Her works have been showcased in the UK, France, Italy, Spain and Colombia, in exhibitions such as; the Summer Exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts curated by Grayson Perry; Architecture As Metaphor, with Phyllida Barlow, Rachel Whiteread, and Richard Deacon at the Griffin Gallery in 2017; and LA.CU.NA at LAMB Arts in 2016.  Her works are featured in the permanent collections of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Macaulay Library in Kent and Hartnett Holder & Co restaurant.

She is the recipient of The Arts Club Prize for Finest Drawing at the National Open Art Competition in 2010 and The Haworth Trust Award for Painting.  Jemma has recently had exhibitions in Gibraltar, Madrid and London, with the critically acclaimed exhibition ‘The Light in the World is Without a Significant Plan’.