My drawings revisit my body's history and explore my dreams; often depicting a woman in a mask, or in costume.  I draw animals as archetypes, symbolising notions of transcendence, rebirth and mortality. 

Using fragments of my dreams and memories I weave a narrative of my subconscious mind to traverse this liminal space.


Born in Johannesburg in 1975 Emma Strangwayes-Booth is a graduate of the Contemporary Arts program at Nottingham Trent University and Camberwell college of Art.

Her work has been shown internationally, including a solo show at the Latvian National Museum of Art, the ASideBSide gallery, London, the Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, and Christian Berst, Paris.

She has worked on cover art and illustrations for Gag, by Melissa Unger, Dawn of the Algorithm, by Yann Rousselot and Paris Lit Up Magazine.
Her commissions include a mural for the ex Seymour Space in Paris. She was long-listed for the FID drawing prize 2015,

Recently her etching Raphaels Dream was selected for the Salon de Charenton.

She lives and works near Paris, France.


EDUCATION 1995-1998 Nottingham Trent University, BA Contemporary Arts 1993-1994

Camberwell College of Art: Diploma Fine Art: Merit


2019 Salon de Charenton

2017 Nasty Women Exhibtion, Cambridge Artworks and Artspace

2017 Symphonie de la Nature performance with Rachel Marks, Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris

2016 Memory as a Room. In Discussion, Seymour Space, Paris

2015 Witch, ASideBSide Gallery London

2014 Art of The Creative, Angel Ortez Foundation, New York Rise, See Exhibition Space, Long island NY

The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, World Tour

2012 Surf Your Mind, Galerie Christian Bernst, Paris

2011 The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, USA Tour

2005 Art of Love, Oxo Tower, London

2004 Brixton Open Havana Art Prize, Bettie Morton Gallery, London

Man and Water, Riga Latvia

2003 Brixton Open Havana Art Prize, Bettie Morton Gallery, London

2001 Traces, The House Gallery, London


2007 Contents Of A Dead Relatives Handbag National Museum of Art, Riga Latvia


2015 After the Kafka Party, Paris Lit Up Magazine Cover art and Illustration, Dawn of the Algorithm

Artists in their Studios, Drouot Magazine

2014 Cover art, for the novel Gag

2013 Illustrations, Message magazine

2012 Surf your Mind, Seymour Magazine