While Eman Al Hashemi works predominantly in print, it would be reductive to call her a printmaker. Her creative practice is inherently experimental and encompasses a wide range of mediums, processes and techniques. Her focus is always on finding new innovations and applications in printmaking, papermaking, drawing, casting and the manipulation of materials – often ultimately realising these experiments in three dimensional forms. Her bold practice explores vulnerability and volatility, with investigations into fundamental dichotomies, such as the contrast between boldness and fragility, order and disorder, predictability and chaos.
Al Hashemi’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including at Bankside Gallery, London. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in fine art from the College of Fine Arts and Design, University of Sharjah. She was shortlisted for The Sheikha Manal Award in 2015 and, in February 2016, she was announced as part of The International Emerging Artist Award shortlist. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.